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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to overhaul financial regulations on Wednesday turned into a contentious debate over Democratic efforts to cast a spotlight on President Donald Trump's business empire and his refusal to release his tax returns. House Republicans are working to undo much of...
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Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., second from right, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. From left are, Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, Reps. Billy Long, R-Mo., and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 03, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pair of moderate Republicans who'd been holdouts against the GOP health care bill said Wednesday they were now backing the high-profile legislation after winning President Donald Trump's support for their proposal for reviving the languishing measure. The conversions of Reps...
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In this May 2, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government-wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls “a clear win for the American people” is headed for a House vote on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 03, 2017 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional action on the GOP health care bill and the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill (all times local): 11:22 a.m. Two pivotal Republican lawmakers who had opposed GOP health care legislation are now prepared to support it after meeting with President...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday blocked Democratic efforts to preserve the independence of a consumer watchdog created after the 2008 economic meltdown as the GOP pressed ahead with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory law. On the second day of a contentious, marathon...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 4:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers will attempt to protect the independence of a consumer watchdog unit as Republicans move forward with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory laws. House Republicans are working to undo much of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that put the stiffest...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 4:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers will attempt to protect the independence of a consumer watchdog unit as Republicans move forward with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory laws. House Republicans are working to undo much of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that put the stiffest...
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In this May 2, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government-wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls “a clear win for the American people” is headed for a House vote on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 03, 2017 - 4:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government-wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls "a clear win for the American people" is headed for a House vote. The House is scheduled to vote on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion measure Wednesday afternoon. It is a...
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May 02, 2017 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican moderate who had announced his opposition to the party's health care bill said Tuesday he's crafting an amendment with the backing of GOP leaders that could gain crucial support for the languishing measure. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said the proposal...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, enter signs a declaration of membership to rejoin the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, in Ankara, Turkey, as Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, looks on during a ceremony, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Erdogan rejoined the Islamic-rooted party he co-founded in a ceremony on Tuesday, following his narrow victory in a referendum that expands the powers of the president's office. (Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 9:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Tuesday rejoined the ruling party he co-founded in a step on his path toward solidifying his grip on power, following his narrow victory in last month's referendum. Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a presidential system, approved in the...
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May 02, 2017 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who eagerly awaited a GOP president so they could take a heavy knife to many of the regulatory requirements for banks, insurers and other financial institutions finally get their chance. The House Financial Services Committee, led by Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, is...
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