Political organizations

July 14, 2017 - 3:37 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deputy leader of an Australian political party announced Friday that he was ending his nine-year career in Parliament because he had discovered he had technically never been a senator. Scott Ludlam, the 47-year-old deputy leader of the minor Greens party, said he was...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, after announcing the revised version of the Republican health care bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 13, 2017 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A provision in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's rewritten health care bill appears to benefit only one state. That's Alaska, home of one Republican holdout McConnell badly needs to keep the legislation alive, and her state might gain nearly $2 billion in federal money. The...
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Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval responds to reporter's questions about health care and the opioid epidemic after a session called "Curbing The Opioid Epidemic" at the first day of the National Governor's Association meeting Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
July 13, 2017 - 7:11 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. governors responded largely along partisan lines Thursday to the latest Republican health care overhaul, although the plan's long-term rollback in Medicaid funding remains a concern among many from both parties. The measure released by Senate Republican leader Mitch...
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Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval responds to reporter's questions about health care and the opioid epidemic after a session called "Curbing The Opioid Epidemic" at the first day of the National Governor's Association meeting Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
July 13, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. governors responded largely along partisan lines Thursday to the latest Republican health care overhaul, although the plan's long-term rollback in Medicaid funding remains a concern among many from both parties. The measure released by Senate Republican leader Mitch...
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FILE- In this Thursday, July 6, 2017, file photo, teenagers from the Afghanistan Robotic House, a private training institute, practice at the Better Idea Organization center, in Herat, Afghanistan. U.S. President Donald Trump intervened to allow the group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the president’s intervention Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The six female students from Afghanistan had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition this month, but their visa applications to enter the U.S. were denied twice. (AP Photos/Ahmad Seir, File)
July 13, 2017 - 4:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital is bracing for a long, hot summer, and that's not even counting the weather. The White House is immersed in allegations of scandal. Congressional Republicans are ensnared in their own divisions. Instead of movement on health care, taxes and more, partisan...
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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., second from left, and others, participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, to say that his group wants to delay the traditional August recess until work is accomplished on health care, the debt ceiling and tax reform. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 13, 2017 - 3:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders are trotting out their new health care bill. And they're pushing toward a showdown vote next week amid indications that they have lots of work ahead to win over GOP lawmakers or face a resounding failure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2017, photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Rauner is hardening his anti-tax stance as he readies a re-election bid following a major legislative defeat. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam, File)
July 12, 2017 - 10:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is hardening his anti-tax stance as he readies a re-election bid following a major legislative defeat, replacing key staff with leaders of a conservative group that blasted the Republican just a few weeks ago for even considering a tax hike to end a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, Russian businessman Aras Agalarov, center, is seen in Moscow. They may have been the hidden link between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government: A Moscow-based billionaire and his pop star son, who like Trump bridged the diverse worlds of real estate, the entertainment industry and the highest level of politics. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)
July 12, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy surrounding a meeting last summer between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton (all times local): 2:00 p.m. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are questioning the Trump administration's...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, before the House Financial Services Committee to give the semiannual monetary policy report to the Congress. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 12, 2017 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee (all times local): ___ 12:10 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance before the House Financial Services Committee allowed Republicans to promote one of their...
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In this photo taken on Friday, June 23, 2017, inmates pray after attending the preach of Imam Mimoun El Hachmi inside the Terni penitentiary, Italy. Stunned that Berlin market attack suspect spent time in Italian jails, Italy turns to “moderate” imams to discourage radicalization among Muslim inmates. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 12, 2017 - 9:53 am
TERNI, Italy (AP) — Italy's plan to reduce the risk of a jihadi-inspired attack is pinned in small part on El Hacmi Mimoun, an imam who bikes to the prison here every week and exhorts Muslim inmates not to stray from life's "right path" or hate people who aren't Muslim. Seven inmates — three...
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