Political organizations

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks about health care, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 07, 2017 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for "Obamacare." "We're...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, as House Republicans introduce their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2017 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republicans' health care bill adds up to big tax cuts for the rich. The bill would cut more than 20 taxes enacted under President Barack Obama's heath law, saving taxpayers nearly $600 billion over the next decade. The bulk of the money would go to the wealthiest...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican leaders embarked on an ambitious plan Tuesday to try to sell their new health care proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers and the public, absent specifics on costs or how many Americans will be covered. Pelosi said Tuesday, March 7, 2017, that Republicans are underestimating the high costs of health care for people living with pre-existing medical conditions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 07, 2017 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration's top health official praised the new House Republican health care legislation Tuesday as the GOP embarked on a drive to sell the proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers and the public. Trump's morning tweet lauding "our wonderful new...
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March 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican ranks in Congress are thick with hard-right lawmakers elected to thwart former President Barack Obama. But there aren't as many nuts-and-bolts members experienced in working with a GOP president. That could prove to be a formidable challenge as Republicans transition...
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French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope appear during a rally in Paris, Sunday, March 5, 2017. Fillon is urging his supporters not to "give up the fight" for the presidency despite corruption allegations dogging him. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 05, 2017 - 4:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — With the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop, French conservative Francois Fillon clung tenaciously to his presidential candidacy Sunday, emboldened by thousands of supporters at a high-stakes rally aimed at quashing pressure on him to step aside because of impending corruption charges. Crowds...
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FILE - In this feb. 17, 2017 file photo the president of the civic Momentum Movement Andras Fekete-Gyor, center, submits the collected signatures of Budapest residents against the bid of the Hungarian capital to host the the 2024 summer Olympic games in Budapest, in the Municipal Electoral Office, in Budapest. The Momentum Movement, a new group whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, said Sunday March 5, 2017 that it rejects the left-right political divide and seeks to replace ideologies with “value-based politics. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP,file)
March 05, 2017 - 7:51 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Momentum Movement, a new group in Hungary whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, said Sunday it has become a political party. Over 140 party members voted unanimously at a general meeting on Saturday in favor of the...
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FILE - In this feb. 17, 2017 file photo the president of the civic Momentum Movement Andras Fekete-Gyor, center, submits the collected signatures of Budapest residents against the bid of the Hungarian capital to host the the 2024 summer Olympic games in Budapest, in the Municipal Electoral Office, in Budapest. The Momentum Movement, a new group whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, said Sunday March 5, 2017 that it rejects the left-right political divide and seeks to replace ideologies with “value-based politics. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP,file)
March 05, 2017 - 6:35 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Momentum Movement, a new group in Hungary whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, the party said Sunday that it rejects the left-right...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 03, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Sessions said he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 02, 2017 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A White House official says President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the man who would become national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met with Russia's...
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Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, lands on nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport, Va., Thursday, March 2, 2017. Trump traveled to Virginia to meet with sailors and shipbuilders on aircraft carrier which is scheduled to be commissioned this year after cost overruns and delays. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 02, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local): 2:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he "wasn't aware" that his attorney general —former Sen. Jeff Sessions — had contact with the Russian ambassador during last year's White House...
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