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September 13, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers on Thursday debated a Republican proposal to expand the new tax law by making permanent the individual tax cuts now set to expire in 2026. But the move is undercut by election pressures faced by GOP lawmakers from high-tax states where residents are hurt by the law...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale speaks during the America First Policies event at MetraPark's Montana Pavilion in Billings, Mont. Democrats are questioning whether Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association after an audio recording surfaced of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. (Bethany Baker/The Billings Gazette via AP, file)
September 13, 2018 - 5:41 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrats questioned Thursday whether U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association based on an audio recording of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. Rosendale spokesman Shane Scanlon called...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, accompanied by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member, center, speaks with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. The committee will vote next week on whether to recommend President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation. Republicans hope to confirm him to the court by Oct. 1.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The FBI has confirmed that it received unspecified information about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., attends a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump's assertion an official government death toll for last year’s hurricane in Puerto Rico is wrong. The Wisconsin Republican says he has "no reason to dispute" a study that found nearly 3,000 people on the island died from Hurricane Maria last year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 13, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With all attention on Hurricane Florence, Republicans are dealing with a separate, familiar kind of storm in the halls of Congress — one of the president's own making. As happens often, congressional Republicans were blindsided Thursday morning by a tweet, as President Donald...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File
September 13, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As American authorities search for answers into mysterious "health attacks" that began two years ago in Havana, U.S. and Cuban officials on Thursday renewed efforts to determine the method and motive behind incidents that have left some diplomats with brain injuries. Talks at the...
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In this July 29, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, Chris Pratt, center, and George Skarich, executive vice president of sales at Mid Continent Nail Corporation, walk through a shut down line at the Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff, Mo. This nail production line was shut down by the company and some people were laid off because of tariffs. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 1:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a Missouri nail manufacturer suffering under President Donald Trump's steel tariffs has put Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley in a bind between his support for the president's trade strategy and a local plant that says it could be forced to close. Mid...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos leaves federal court after he was sentenced to 14 days in prison, in Washington. Papadopoulos, who triggered the Russia investigation, is willing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, Thomas Breen, his lawyer, said Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 13, 2018 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, is willing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, said his lawyer, Thomas Breen. Now that the criminal case is resolved, Breen said, "we'll make him available upon a proper...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A socialist candidate for New York's state Senate will find out whether revelations about her personal life will keep her from joining the ranks of insurgents knocking out mainstream Democrats. Julia Salazar is taking on 16-year incumbent Martin Dilan (dih-LAHN') in Brooklyn's 18th...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A socialist candidate for New York's state Senate will find out whether revelations about her personal life will keep her from joining the ranks of insurgents knocking out mainstream Democrats. Julia Salazar is taking on 16-year incumbent Martin Dilan (dih-LAHN') in Brooklyn's 18th...
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Incumbent Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo greets supporters alongside her son, Thompson, at her primary night victory party, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 13, 2018 - 7:15 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, who made a case for a second term by highlighting the state's improving economic fortunes, has survived a grassroots challenge from the left to win her party's nomination for re-election. She will now face Republican Allan Fung...
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