Legislation

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 22, 2017 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cajoled House Republicans at the White House Wednesday as party leaders revved up pressure on balky lawmakers and the hours ticked down to a crunch time vote on their health care overhaul bill. Outnumbered Democrats condemned the measure as a transfer of...
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Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 22, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 22, 2017 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta,...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch gestures as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 22, 2017 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch: (all times EDT): 10:55 a.m. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says his philosophy of originalism means equal protection for all. Originalism is judicial philosophy focusing on the...
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President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2017 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party's health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can't afford to lose. A day before the House planned...
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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that will annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 22, 2017 - 7:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. The decision also clears the way for compensation for those still alive who...
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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that will annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 22, 2017 - 6:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. The decision clears the way for compensation for those still alive who were...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. The measure approved Wednesday foresees compensation of 3,000 euros ($3,230) for each...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 22, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pitch on a polarizing Republican health care bill in the House amounts to a means to an end: a way to move on to what he calls "the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan." Backed by pro-business elements of his party, Trump has increasingly argued that the...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 22, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers questioning Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation are asking about something called "Chevron deference." For the record, it is not about letting someone ahead of you in line at the gas station. But it is a legal concept Gorsuch has addressed as a...
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President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders are revving up pressure on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party's health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can't afford to lose. A day before the House planned votes on...
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