Legislation

March 30, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda. He vowed to "fight them" in 2018 if they don't get behind him...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois House committee has backed legislation meant to enhance internet privacy rights at a time when federal protections are being rolled back. The Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & IT Committee endorsed two privacy measures to meet a Thursday deadline, though the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 1:14 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local): 1:10 p.m. LGBT and civil rights activists in North Carolina are decrying a deal they say replaces one discriminatory law with another. Equality North Carolina Executive Director...
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North Carolina Senate President pro tem Phil Berger, right, and Senate Democratic leader Sen. Dan Blue announce a bill to replace the controversial HB2 or “bathroom bill” at the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The bill passed the committee and now goes to the full Senate. (Chris Seward /The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 12:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A compromise that would roll back North Carolina's contentious "bathroom bill" cleared a key hurdle Thursday when senators approved the measure, but it may not go far enough to quell furor surrounding the law limiting LGBT protections. Gay and civil rights groups say the...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., announces that he is pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor at the Capitol in Washington. Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
March 30, 2017 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is criticizing the House speaker for saying the president shouldn't work with Democrats on health care. Corker tweeted...
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North Carolina Senate President pro tem Phil Berger, right, and Senate Democratic leader Sen. Dan Blue announce a bill to replace the controversial HB2 or “bathroom bill” at the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The bill passed the committee and now goes to the full Senate. (Chris Seward /The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 11:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top Republican legislators and the Democratic governor say they have a deal to end the state's LGBT "bathroom law," which has brought negative national attention and made it harder to attract businesses and sporting events. But they'll have to get enough votes...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 10:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom bill" (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A compromise to end North Carolina's "bathroom bill" has crossed an early hurdle when it was approved by the state Senate rules committee. After the committee's...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., announces that he is pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor at the Capitol in Washington. Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
March 30, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 10:31 a.m. A House Freedom Caucus member is defending the group's opposition to the failed GOP health care bill. That's after President Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 9:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's "bathroom bill" that they hope will drive away negative national attention and remove obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 9:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom bill" (all times local): 8:55 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union opposes a plan to replace North Carolina's law dealing with LGBT rights. The ACLU issued a statement urging lawmakers to vote against...
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