Government and politics

July 21, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lately the Congressional Budget Office just can't get any respect. Republicans from the White House on down have worked to discredit the nonpartisan agency, in an effort to undermine its inconvenient findings that GOP health care bills would cause more than 20 million people to...
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July 21, 2017 - 1:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace. The American Medical Association said proposed Republican bills — one to...
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July 21, 2017 - 1:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace. The American Medical Association said proposed Republican bills — one to...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, former Fox News person Gretchen Carlson speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York. The AP reported July 21, 2017, that a story claiming Carlson said the Second Amendment was written before guns were invented is a hoax.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 21, 2017 - 12:44 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Trump Is Furious After Discovering Gov't Waste THE...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, former Fox News person Gretchen Carlson speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York. The AP reported July 21, 2017, that a story claiming Carlson said the Second Amendment was written before guns were invented is a hoax.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 21, 2017 - 12:44 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Trump Is Furious After Discovering Gov't Waste THE...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2017, file photo shows President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, as they wave before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Md. In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation. President Donald Trump, who sat next to Japan’s first lady during dinner at a recent international summit, says Akie Abe can’t muster even a “hello” in English. In fact, she can handle a basic conversation in English, according to two people who have worked on events with the first lady. That raised questions about whether something was lost in translation or there was an intentional snub. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 21, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation. President Donald Trump, who sat next to Japan's first lady during a dinner at a recent international summit, says Akie Abe can't muster even a "hello" in English. In fact, she can handle a basic...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2017, file photo shows President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, as they wave before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Md. In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation. President Donald Trump, who sat next to Japan’s first lady during dinner at a recent international summit, says Akie Abe can’t muster even a “hello” in English. In fact, she can handle a basic conversation in English, according to two people who have worked on events with the first lady. That raised questions about whether something was lost in translation or there was an intentional snub. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 21, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation. President Donald Trump, who sat next to Japan's first lady during a dinner at a recent international summit, says Akie Abe can't muster even a "hello" in English. In fact, she can handle a basic...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, Friday, July 21, 2017. Sessions recently singled out Philadelphia in speaking with law enforcement officials in Las Vegas, saying the city is "advertising" its policy and "protecting criminals." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 21, 2017 - 12:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner is challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions for blaming immigrants for much of the nation's violent crime. Commissioner Richard Ross says "young men from here" who are hopeless and dealing with poverty are a bigger problem. Ross also says he...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, Friday, July 21, 2017. Sessions recently singled out Philadelphia in speaking with law enforcement officials in Las Vegas, saying the city is "advertising" its policy and "protecting criminals." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 21, 2017 - 12:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner is challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions for blaming immigrants for much of the nation's violent crime. Commissioner Richard Ross says "young men from here" who are hopeless and dealing with poverty are a bigger problem. Ross also says he...
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In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director. That’s according to two people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal deliberations. Scaramucci is a frequent defender of the president on television and was a fixture at Trump Tower during Trump’s transition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 21, 2017 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff (all times local): 12:35 p.m. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says he supports incoming communications director Anthony Scaramucci "100 percent." His comments come moments after White House press secretary...
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