Executive branch

December 28, 2018 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to cement close ties with Brazil's incoming far-right leader with a visit to the country next week by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo will lead the U.S. delegation to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration on New Year's Day. The...
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December 28, 2018 - 8:57 am
PARIS (AP) — A small group of yellow vest protesters has tried to enter the grounds of a presidential fortress on the French Riviera, but they were blocked by authorities. The mayor's office of Bormes-les-Mimosas, the town that is home to the Fort de Bregancon presidential retreat, said a few dozen...
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December 27, 2018 - 4:55 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Talk about making a ton of gumbo -- the lieutenant governor's office says a Louisiana chef has cooked up 6,800 pounds of Louisiana's signature soup for charity and a Guinness world record. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he and a Guinness representative were in Shreveport,...
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A man stands on a pier with Alcatraz Island at rear in San Francisco, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. A partial federal shutdown has been put in motion because of gridlock in Congress over funding for President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall. The company that provides ferry services to Alcatraz Island kept its daytime tours but canceled its behind-the-scenes and night tours for Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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December 22, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible." But, while the star-spangled banner yet waves at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the gates at the War...
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This undated photo provided by Time Warner shows William Barr. The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a confirmation hearing for later this month William Barr, President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general. The committee announced Wednesday that it would hold a hearing on January 15 and 16, 2019. (Time Warner via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, sent an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department this year criticizing a central prong of the special counsel's Russia investigation, attacking as "fatally misconceived" the idea the president could have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, plastic bottles and other plastics including a mop, lie washed up on the north bank of the River Thames in London. European Union officials agreed on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution. The measure will also affect plastic cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon sticks, and single-use plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Plastic knives just won't cut it any longer, if the European Union has its way. The 28-nation bloc moved closer Wednesday to banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton swabs after officials from EU member states and the European Parliament said they're following...
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December 17, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee said Monday that he's been assured that he isn't the target of a criminal investigation, despite reports that prosecutors are probing the committee's finances. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported last week that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump, center, raises his fist alongside first lady Melania Trump, left, and son Donald Trump, Jr., after dancing at the Liberty Ball following his inauguration in Washington. Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners made illegal contributions to its events. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 14, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners contributed to its events using straw donors. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prosecutors in New York are investigating whether some of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Democratic challenger Tony Evers, left, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, shake hands during gubernatorial debate in Madison, Wis. Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 3:47 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Democrats sue to prevent Republicans from diluting the powers of Wisconsin's new governor and attorney general, the lawsuits will probably center on one question: Are lawmakers usurping authority that belongs to the executive branch? The legal threat arose after Republicans...
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People pay their respects as the train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 06, 2018 - 3:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A 54-year-old Texan who served in the U.S. Air Force during "Operation Desert Storm" is among the many people who turned out to watch the special funeral train carry former President George H...
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