Legislation

April 14, 2017 - 10:03 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a bill requiring state lawmakers to set aside money every year for the state's reserve fund. Cooper signed the bill Thursday but warned that putting too much into the rainy day fund would reduce the state's ability to provide tax breaks...
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April 14, 2017 - 9:45 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration is dropping a lawsuit against North Carolina after the state moved to undo its "bathroom bill." Justice Department lawyers filed a motion Friday to dismiss their federal lawsuit. The move doesn't directly affect separate pending litigation by LGBT...
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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden holds a town hall meeting in The Dalles, Oreg., Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 10:55 pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A House committee chairman who's a leading author of the mired Republican health care bill said Thursday he's skeptical about proposals the Trump administration and conservative GOP lawmakers have discussed in hopes of breathing life into the legislation. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore...
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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden holds a town hall meeting in The Dalles, Oreg., Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 7:21 pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A House committee chairman who's a leading author of the mired Republican health care bill said Thursday he's skeptical about proposals the Trump administration and conservative GOP lawmakers have discussed in hopes of breathing life into the legislation. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats are responding to President Donald Trump’s threats to deny payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act with a demand that it be addressed in talks on a government-wide spending bill that is due at the end on the month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 13, 2017 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are up in arms over President Donald Trump's threats to deny payments to health insurers under Barack Obama's health care law. Party leaders want the issue addressed in the current talks on the spending bill to keep the government open. The bill is due at the end of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, The HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. The Trump administration has released limited fixes for shaky Obama-era health insurance markets. At the same time, officials say the administration remains set on repealing the underlying law that created the markets and now covers millions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 13, 2017 - 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has released limited fixes for shaky Obama-era health insurance markets. At the same time, officials say the administration remains set on repealing the underlying law that created the markets and now covers millions. Republicans contend that the...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. China says President Xi has stressed the need for an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program in a phone discussion with Trump that followed tweets from the U.S. president urging China to play a more active role. Xi told Trump that China insists on peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means. He said China would maintain "communication and coordination" with Washington over it. The two leaders spoke Tuesday night, April 11, 2017, Washington time. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2017 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China struck what appeared to be an unusual bargain Wednesday as President Donald Trump said he won't label China a currency manipulator and voiced confidence Chinese President Xi Jinping will help him deal with North Korea's mounting threat. Another result...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then- Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday, April 12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 12, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. China says President Xi has stressed the need for an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program in a phone discussion with Trump that followed tweets from the U.S. president urging China to play a more active role. Xi told Trump that China insists on peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means. He said China would maintain "communication and coordination" with Washington over it. The two leaders spoke Tuesday night, April 11, 2017, Washington time. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2017 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China struck what appeared to be an unusual bargain Wednesday as President Donald Trump said he won't label China a currency manipulator and voiced confidence Chinese President Xi Jinping will help him deal with North Korea's mounting threat. Another result...
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April 12, 2017 - 6:12 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator used his Facebook campaign page to compare President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler. Cabarrus County Republican Rep. Larry Pittman posted the comment on Wednesday in response to a torrent of criticism over legislation he and two others sponsored...
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