Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
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April 25, 2017 - 8:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local): 5 p.m. The Trump administration says a federal court ruling blocking its order cutting off funding to sanctuary cities does not stop it...
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April 25, 2017 - 8:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local): 5 p.m. The Trump administration says a federal court ruling blocking its order cutting off funding to sanctuary cities does not stop it...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
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April 25, 2017 - 7:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislation has cleared the Senate that would ease required class-size mandates this fall in North Carolina's public schools in early grades. The chamber voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for what GOP lawmakers described as a compromise allowing a two-year phase-in period...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. There’s an unconventional new president in the White House and Republicans have a lock on Congress, but Washington is still up to its old tricks. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, Congress and the White House are days from a government shutdown, engaged in familiar partisan brinkmanship that demonstrates how little has really changed in the capital under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 25, 2017 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, the...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. There’s an unconventional new president in the White House and Republicans have a lock on Congress, but Washington is still up to its old tricks. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, Congress and the White House are days from a government shutdown, engaged in familiar partisan brinkmanship that demonstrates how little has really changed in the capital under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 25, 2017 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:44 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The owners of four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that is plagued by alcohol-related problems are appealing a state regulator's decision not to renew their liquor licenses. The appeal filed late...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, speaks to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Lew testified before the committee's hearing on the state of international finance. Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the Dodd-Frank law, the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. The sweeping legislation rolled out by Hensarling, a Texas Republican who is Dodd-Frank's fiercest foe and heads the House Financial Services Committee, could dismantle the financial law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang the tighter rules. While...
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