Political parties

President Donald Trump accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., right, arrives for a Senate Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 26, 2019 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the government's Russia probe even as Democrats demanded the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full report and intensified their focus on policy issues. The Affordable Care Act...
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The junta-appointed Election Commission announced the results of 350 constituency races but said full vote counts, which are needed to allocate 150 other seats in the House of Representatives, won't be available until Friday after apparent counting problems. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 25, 2019 - 11:10 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup. One outcome: many accusations of cheating in...
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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters as she announces her veto of a Republican tax relief bill during a news conference, Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The Democratic governor said the tax bill would have created a "self-inflicted budget crisis." (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 25, 2019 - 4:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor. Top Republicans immediately condemned Gov. Laura Kelly's action as...
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President Donald Trump smiles as he holds a proclamation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Trump signed an official proclamation formally recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 25, 2019 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused those responsible for launching the special counsel investigation of "treasonous things" and said they "will certainly be looked at." Trump did not specify who he was referring to, but told reporters, "There are a lot of people out there...
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President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns from Mar-a Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 25, 2019 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Donald Trump, the fight over the "witch hunt" is only just beginning. Now that special counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Trump's campaign is over, it's being transformed into a rallying cry and a weapon for the president's re-election campaign. The...
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March 25, 2019 - 11:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Republican congresswoman says she's running in 2020 to try to win back the Georgia seat she lost last fall. Karen Handel announced her comeback campaign Monday with an online video featuring clips of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and...
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Nora Kubiaczyk poses for a photo in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photos/Jeff Baenen)
March 25, 2019 - 6:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide. The four-page summary of Robert Mueller's probe released by Attorney General William Barr didn't satisfy many who wanted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. A long-delayed disaster aid bill that’s a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump’s GOP allies is facing a potentially tricky path as it heads to the Senate floor this week. Although the measure has wide backing from both parties, the White House isn’t pleased with the bill and is particularly opposed to efforts by Democrats to make hurricane relief to Puerto Rico more generous. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 25, 2019 - 12:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn't. The issue is back before the Supreme Court again, with arguments on Tuesday, and it might be harder than ever to convince the...
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, arrives at Government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, March 26, 2019. A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power, helped by an electoral system tilted in the military's favor.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power, helped by an electoral system tilted in the military's favor. With 93 percent of...
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The U.S Capitol is seen at sunrise, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Washington. The special counsel's report on how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 presidential election and any involvement with the Trump campaign is being boiled down to a summary of key findings. That summary is expected to be released to Congress and the public sometime Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2019 - 10:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller's investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. The summary of Mueller's report released on Sunday not only lacked that punch, it now forces a moment of reckoning over how...
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