Special interest groups

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as he returns from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 08, 2017 - 12:01 am
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): 11:45 p.m. A health advocacy group is launching a six-figure advertising campaign this week targeting 24 Republican House members who voted to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. Save My Care says the campaign will...
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The House Financial Services Committee's ranking member Rep. Maxine Waters D-Calif., left, with committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, 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 06, 2017 - 2:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made by news organizations, advocacy groups and others through the Freedom of Information Act. In a series of letters, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas said...
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The House Financial Services Committee's ranking member Rep. Maxine Waters D-Calif., left, with committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, 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 06, 2017 - 2:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a House committee is telling several government agencies to hold back communications with his committee when asked to provide them under the federal open records law. Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling says those are congressional records, not agency...
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The House Financial Services Committee's ranking member Rep. Maxine Waters D-Calif., left, with committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, 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 05, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made by news organizations, advocacy groups and others through the Freedom of Information Act. In a series of letters, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas said...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2003 file photo a pallid sturgeon is held by David Hendrix, manager of the Neosho National Fish Hatchery, at Franklin Island, Mo. A federal agency targeted by President Donald Trump for budget cuts next year has only about half the money needed to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish, but it plans to begin construction, anyway. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)
May 02, 2017 - 8:24 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal agency targeted by President Donald Trump for budget cuts next year has only about half the money needed to build a new Yellowstone River dam and a bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish, but it plans to begin construction anyway. The U.S. Army Corps of...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 26, 2016, a sign welcomes residents and visitors to the tiny town in Dietrich, Idaho. Community leaders in Idaho are collecting stories of violence and discrimination in the wake of a sexual assault of a disabled black athlete by his white teammates that shocked not only a small town but residents across the state. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi, File)
April 30, 2017 - 3:48 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bukky Ogunrinola's mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she's sometimes greeted with suspicion. Still, the 16-year-old was stunned to wake up one cold...
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In this photo taken Feb. 2, 2017, the White House in Washington seen from the South Lawn. The White House won't make public the logs of visitors to the White House complex, breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 15, 2017 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor, the White House is keeping secret the lists of visitors to the building. The Trump administration cited privacy and national security concerns on Friday, but the decision angered government watchdog groups who...
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April 12, 2017 - 7:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration, halting by at least six months an initiative rolled out by President...
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April 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An advocacy group said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog fielded more than 1,000 complaints of sexual assault or sexual abuse from people in custody in a little more than two years. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement...
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April 11, 2017 - 3:13 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An advocacy group says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog fielded more than 1,000 complaints of sexual assault or sexual abuse from people in custody in a little more than two years. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement is the...
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