Government policy

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, as he arrives in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 13, 2018 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That's according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day...
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, talks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 13, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it's now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants who have stayed in the country illegally. Trump, in an early-morning tweet, said Congress must act now to provide legal protections to young "Dreamer"...
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, talks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. "We really do get along, despite what you read in the press...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year's promises to balance the federal budget. The president's spending outline for the...
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, talks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 12, 2018 - 6:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. "We really do get along, despite what you read in the press...
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February 12, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers confirmed that an Iranian-Canadian university professor committed suicide while he was in custody, semi-official ILNA news agency reported Monday. The Monday report quoted the head of parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, Alaeddin...
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FILE - A July 29, 2015 file photo shows the sign on a branch of Barclays Bank in London. British prosecutors have charged Barclays Bank Plc with illegally providing a $3 billion loan to Qatar as it sought an investment that helped the bank avoid a government bailout at the height of the financial crisis. The Serious Fraud Office on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 charged Barclays' operating unit with unlawful financial assistance for giving the loan to Qatar Holding LLC in 2008 “for the purpose of directly or indirectly acquiring shares in Barclays Plc.’’ (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
February 12, 2018 - 6:13 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have brought another charge against Barclays over its 2008 deal to give Qatar a loan that was then used to invest in the bank and save it from a government bailout. The Serious Fraud Office on Monday charged Barclays' operating unit with unlawful financial...
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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Rudd committed Australia to reducing the difference in life expectancies between Aboriginal and non-indigenous people on Feb. 13, 2008, when he made a historic apology to Australia's indigenous minority for past injustices. Rudd told the National Press Club of Australia on Monday that the conservative governments of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott had failed to maintain funding for overcoming disadvantage. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 11:30 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian prime minister who a decade ago set an ambitious timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage has blamed a lack of government funding for slow progress. Kevin Rudd committed Australia to reducing the difference in life expectancies between Aboriginal and non...
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February 11, 2018 - 11:11 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian prime minister who a decade ago set an ambitious timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage has blamed a lack of government funding for slow progress. Kevin Rudd committed Australia to reducing the difference in life expectancies between Aboriginal and non...
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South Koran President Moon Jae-in talks with Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, during a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. At left is North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 5:14 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility. Kim Yo Jong and...
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