Legislation

FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump signed on Aug. 2, what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2017 - 3:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has bowed to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow and grudgingly signed a bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia. Trump signed the most significant piece of legislation of his presidency Wednesday with no public event. And...
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President Donald Trump listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, during an event to unveil legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 03, 2017 - 3:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has embraced legislation that would dramatically reduce legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that prioritizes merit and skills over family ties. Trump joined with Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas to...
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August 03, 2017 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's signing of a bill imposing sanctions on Russia (all times EDT): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump has grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russia. Trump signed the most significant piece of...
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FILE--In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain says he hates the healthy diet his wife and daughter are forcing on him as he fights an aggressive form of brain cancer but expects to return to the Senate next month. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
August 02, 2017 - 8:03 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a radio interview Wednesday that he hates the healthy diet his wife and daughter are forcing on him as he fights an aggressive form of brain cancer but expects to return to the Senate next month. McCain made the remarks in his first extended interview...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference on the first day of a special session on education funding at the state Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner used his veto powers this week to rewrite a funding plan and remove hundreds of millions of dollars for Chicago Public Schools he said would be redistributed to other districts. (Justin Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
August 02, 2017 - 6:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — By extracting Chicago money from a measure all Illinois public schools needed to get state funding this fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner reignited an age-old but divisive political strategy on a new front. Pitting Chicago against the rest of Illinois has been a popular tool for Rauner, who...
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August 02, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's signing of a bill imposing sanctions on Russia (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Russia's prime minister says the sanctions bill signed by President Donald Trump ends hopes for improved U.S.-Russia ties. Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE'-tree med-VYEH'-...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., holds his first news conference since the Republican health care bill collapsed last week due to opposition within the GOP ranks, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, on Capitol Hill Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 02, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of this year, the hyper-partisan Senate has been working at a glacial pace. Now, with vacation beckoning, the Senate is trying another, faster gear. It's not exactly warp speed, but in rapid succession this week the chamber has confirmed a new FBI director, sent President...
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August 02, 2017 - 12:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has enacted a law that requires insurers to cover "fertility preservation" for patients who undergo medical treatments that could leave them sterile. The legislation is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The Providence Journal reports ( http://...
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August 02, 2017 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to join with two Republican senators to unveil legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. It would seek an immigration system based on merit and jobs skills instead of family connections. Trump was appearing with Republican Sens...
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August 02, 2017 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to join with two Republican senators to unveil legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. It would seek an immigration system based on merit and skills instead of family connections. Trump is appearing with Republican Sens. David...
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