Government budgets

President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., hosts a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to meet with sailors and shipbuilders on an aircraft carrier in Virginia as he promotes his plans for a major buildup of the nation's military. Trump is traveling Thursday to Newport News to deliver a speech aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:00 am
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA UPDATE: Justice Dept: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — There are calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down and to step aside from the Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the election. Sessions had two...
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March 01, 2017 - 10:01 pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA NEW: Justice Dept: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign. The Justice Department said Wednesday night that the...
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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Cullerton abruptly canceled key votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
March 01, 2017 - 8:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making. Senate President John Cullerton of...
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March 01, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WALL STREET Surge carries Dow above 21,000 NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time. Wednesday's gain was the biggest for the blue-chip index since November. Energy companies...
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March 01, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate a $600 million-plus state-of-the-art Coast Guard cutter that's a priority of the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The proposal by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is included...
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