Legislation

March 27, 2017 - 10:54 pm
TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE Dem calls on House intel chair to recuse himself WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) should recuse himself from heading the lawmakers' investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ties...
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March 27, 2017 - 8:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Concealed permit holders could carry handguns on private K-12 school property in North Carolina where church services also are held in legislation moving through the General Assembly. The House voted 82-34 on Monday night for the measure applying to religious-affiliated schools...
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March 27, 2017 - 8:14 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one...
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March 27, 2017 - 8:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — An heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire is accused of killing a Thai police officer in a hit-and-run nearly five years ago, yet he still has not appeared to face charges. Statutes of limitations on key charges in the case against Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya run out this year. It's...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump sits with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans on Monday, March 27, 2017, pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 27, 2017 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Monday pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome. The divisions, coming on top of House Republicans' inability to deliver on a priority they all share — repealing and replacing "...
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Kansas state Sen. Rob Olson, right, R-Olathe, confers with Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, R-Hiawatha, during the Senate's debate on a bill expanding the state's Medicaid program, Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The two oppose the measure but supporters have been buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to pass a bill repealing the 2010 federal law encouraging states to expand their Medicaid programs. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 27, 2017 - 6:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment say a pro-ratification vote last week in Nevada and women's activism following President Donald Trump's election are good signs it will one day be inserted into the U.S. Constitution. Legislators and other speakers...
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FILE - In a Friday, March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump announces the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Trump on Sunday, March 26, attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 27, 2017 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, criticized the...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:16 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are trying to revive interest in it again after Nevada lawmakers ratified it last week almost 35 years past a congressional deadline. An alliance of several organizations promoting women's rights scheduled a news...
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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. reacts to a reporters question on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a Freedom Caucus meeting. Just a few months ago, Republicans were cheering their good fortune, an all-Republican monopoly in Washington and the opportunity to push a conservative agenda to remake the federal government. After the health care vote, it’s clear winning can’t overcome the deep divisions in their ranks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 27, 2017 - 3:29 am
The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and...
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