Legislation

Police officers arrive by busses at the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, April 28, 2017. More than 100 people were injured Thursday evening including protestors, policemen and lawmakers, after protesters broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest against the election of an ethnic Albanian Talat Xhaferi as new speaker, despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 28, 2017 - 10:44 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Macedonia's foreign minister is calling for demonstrators who ran riot in the country's parliament to be brought to justice, and is advocating dialogue to overcome the current crisis. Nikola...
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John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, left, and Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, pose for a photograph in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
April 28, 2017 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, darling of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 27, 2017 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill — essential to keeping the government open — through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary. The brinkmanship came less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown. At the same time, a House...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016, file photo, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wisc. Republican lawmakers are pushing a plan to require the University of Wisconsin System to discipline students who disrupt speeches and presentations, and force campuses to remain neutral on public issues. "All across the nation and here at home, we've seen protesters trying to silence different viewpoints," Vos, one of the bill's chief sponsors said in a news release Thursday, April 27, 2017. "Free speech means free speech for everyone and not just for the person who speaks the loudest." (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
April 27, 2017 - 10:40 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issues under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week. The bill comes as free speech issues have grown more contentious on...
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 27, 2017 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats late Thursday blocked a quick vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, roiling Washington with brinkmanship less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown and President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. Majority Leader...
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FILE - In this May 7, 1933, file photo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown at his desk at the White House, in Washington, when he outlined his ideas to the nation on a partnership between the government and agriculture, industry, and transportation. He announced measures to be proposed soon to give industrial workers a better deal. A president’s first 100 days can be a tire-squealing roar from the starting line, a triumph of style over substance, a taste of what’s to come or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events. (AP Photo)
April 27, 2017 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 27, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have joined forces against the deep cuts President Donald Trump has planned for American...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 27, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The nation's largest and best-known doctors' group is opposing retooled health care legislation from House Republicans. In a...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 27, 2017 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Speaker Paul Ryan says the House will vote on a revised health care plan "when we're ready to go," despite White House pressure...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal plans to sign legislation giving the state broad authority to intervene at struggling local schools. The bill is an alternative to Deal's preferred strategy for low-performing schools: A constitutional amendment seeking to let the state take over some schools...
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