Executive branch

A portion of a letter sent to President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Washington. Pelosi has asked President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation, set for Jan. 29, until the government reopens. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
January 16, 2019 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The State of the Union speech could become a casualty of the partial government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 address. Pelosi is citing...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks to reporters as she leaves an event with furloughed federal workers amid the partial government shutdown, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 16, 2019 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide...
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Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly delivers a speech during a public session with opposition members, at a street in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress says that with the nation's backing he's ready to take on Nicolas Maduro's presidential powers and call new elections.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 11, 2019 - 8:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress said Friday that he is prepared to step into the nation's presidency temporarily to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere. National Assembly President...
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California Governor Gavin Newsom holds his son, Dutch, while speaking during his inauguration Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 11, 2019 - 6:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom held his toddler son during his inaugural address, spent nearly two hours discussing his state budget with reporters and engaged in two Twitter spats with the president. Newsom, 51, took office Monday and quickly dove into governing the nation's most...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores stop to greet flag-waving children upon arrival to the Supreme Court for Maduro's inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Maduro was sworn in to a second term amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis. Behind is Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 10, 2019 - 6:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela's leader Thursday, but his world got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut back diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin America's...
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President Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office of the White House as he gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 35.3 million people saw President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders speak to the nation on border security and the partial government shutdown. That's about 10 million fewer viewers than Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen company said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1991 file photo, then Attorney General nominee William Barr is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr once advised the U.S. government that it could attack Iraq without Congressional approval, arrest a deposed foreign dictator and capture suspects abroad without that country’s permission. Those decisions reflect a broad view of presidential power that Barr, President Donald Trump's pick to reclaim his old attorney general job, demonstrated at the Justice Department and in the years since. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
January 09, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr once advised that a president didn't need Congress' permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country's consent. It's an expansive view of presidential power and an...
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January 02, 2019 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed dozens of President Donald Trump's nominees, a rare moment of bipartisan agreement as Congress prepares to wrap up its session. Senators late Wednesday approved a new Census director, a drug czar and some 15 ambassadors, including one to war-torn Yemen...
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CORRECTS TO SAY SHE IS SPEAKING SIGN LANGUAGE, NOT SALUTING - Brazil's new first lady Michelle Bolsonaro uses sign language to speak to the public, as her husband, President Jair Bolsonaro, stands behind her during his inaugural ceremony at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Another person, not in picture, translated her words for those who are not hearing impaired. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
January 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America's largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and put an end to business-as-usual governing. For the far-right former army captain, the...
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People hold a banner with a photo of Brazil's former army captain Jair Bolsonaro before the swearing-in ceremony, in front of the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brail, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. Once an outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing, Bolsonaro is taking office as Brazil's president Tuesday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
January 01, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The latest on the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil's new president (all times local): 4:50 p.m. New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. President Donald Trump are expressing mutual admiration on Twitter. Minutes after Bolsonaro took the oath of office and...
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