Legislation

In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is calling for “Merit Based immigration” following the truck attack in New York City that killed eight people and injured 11. Trump says on Twitter Wednesday that the driver in Tuesday’s attack “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2017 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roused by the first major ISIS-inspired attack on U.S. soil since he took office, President Donald Trump urged swift repeal of an immigration program that brought the suspect to America and laid into a political foe he said was responsible for it — though Republican George H. W...
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This artist rendering provided by Confluence Partners, LLC, depicts a proposed aerial tramway, at right, that would ferry tourists from the cliff tops of the east rim of the Grand Canyon to the water's edge of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers below. Navajo Nation lawmakers will consider a plan Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The special session in Window Rock, Arizona, will be the first time the full Tribal Council takes up the bill. (Confluence Partners, LLC via AP)
November 01, 2017 - 3:57 am
Legislation to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon has been voted down by the Navajo Nation Council. Members of the council voted 16-2 against the bill during a special session Tuesday in Window Rock, Arizona. It was the first time the full...
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This artist rendering provided by Confluence Partners, LLC, depicts a proposed aerial tramway, at right, that would ferry tourists from the cliff tops of the east rim of the Grand Canyon to the water's edge of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers below. Navajo Nation lawmakers will consider a plan Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The special session in Window Rock, Arizona, will be the first time the full Tribal Council takes up the bill. (Confluence Partners, LLC via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 9:10 pm
Tribal lawmakers reticent of developing sacred land at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World said no Tuesday to a multimillion-dollar project to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Nation Tribal Council voted 16-2 during a...
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Uber drivers cheers after a senate vote aimed at regulating ride-sharing apps, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Thousands of drivers from Uber and cabbies are facing off in Brazil's capital as the Senate considers imposing new regulations that the ride-sharing app says would sink its business in its second-largest market worldwide. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 31, 2017 - 8:11 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of drivers from Uber and cabbies faced off in Brazil's capital Tuesday as the Senate voted to soften proposed new regulations that the ride-sharing app said would sink its business in its second-largest market worldwide. In the latest threat to Uber's global business,...
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, speaks to reporters following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 31, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell exhibited no interest Tuesday in considering legislation shielding the special counsel from Donald Trump, even as Republicans warn the president against interfering with Robert Mueller's investigation. McConnell's remarks came as Trump has...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on tax policy with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Washington. From left, Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Trump, Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, and Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO, Job Creators Network. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 31, 2017 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul (all times local): 12:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with business industry leaders to build momentum for his tax overhaul ahead of his lengthy trip to Asia. Trump says he's hoping to sign the tax bill into law by...
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In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, Bethany Miller poses for a photo as she holds a photo album with her late son Kyle Wilson and his daughter on the cover in Jay, Maine. Miller said her son, who died from a diabetic coma, would've been among those in Maine who could benefit if voters on Nov. 7 demand a Medicaid expansion. "He had a job, but he didn’t make enough money to pay for his basic needs and his insulin, and he couldn't live without his insulin," said Miller. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 31, 2017 - 2:09 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The roiling national debate over the government's proper role in health care is coming to a head in a state more commonly known for moose, lobster and L.L. Bean. On Nov. 7, voters in Maine will decide whether to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President...
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October 31, 2017 - 1:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature is considering a bill mandating prison sentences of up to three years for disrespecting the national anthem, amid rising nationalist appeals from the ruling Communist Party under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. The move reported Tuesday by state media...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testify before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 30, 2017 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. national security officials told Congress on Monday the 2001 war authorization for combat operations against terrorist groups is legally sufficient and warned that prematurely repealing the law could signal America is "backing away from this fight." Secretary of State...
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks with members of the media at aPennsylvania Press Club luncheon in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Wolf has approved legislation authorizing a major expansion of gambling in what is already the nation's second-largest commercial casino state. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 30, 2017 - 4:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania, the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet online, in airports and at truck stops. With government leaders searching for money to plug holes in Pennsylvania's tattered finances...
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