Government and politics

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Roger Ailes attends a special screening of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" in New York. Fox News said on Thursday, May 18, 2017, that Ailes has died. He was 77. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 18, 2017 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 18, 2017 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" The Justice...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 18, 2017 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" The Justice...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2006 file photo, Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, listens as anchor Shepard Smith, seen on screens in front and behind him, as Smith talks to the audience via satellite from Israel, at the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Fox News said on Thursday, May 18, 2017, that Ailes has died. He was 77. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
May 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singlehandedly for the better." — Sean Hannity. "A brilliant broadcaster, Roger played a huge role in shaping America's media over the last thirty years." — Rupert Murdoch. "RIP Roger Ailes a good friend...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2006 file photo, Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, listens as anchor Shepard Smith, seen on screens in front and behind him, as Smith talks to the audience via satellite from Israel, at the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Fox News said on Thursday, May 18, 2017, that Ailes has died. He was 77. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
May 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singlehandedly for the better." — Sean Hannity. "A brilliant broadcaster, Roger played a huge role in shaping America's media over the last thirty years." — Rupert Murdoch. "RIP Roger Ailes a good friend...
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May 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration is informing Congress that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer has sent a letter to congressional leaders, starting 90 days of...
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May 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration is informing Congress that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer has sent a letter to congressional leaders, starting 90 days of...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017, to testify before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on tax overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says a goal of 3 percent economic growth is achievable if the United States makes historic changes in taxes and regulation. Mnuchin is testifying before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee — his first appearance...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017, to testify before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on tax overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says a goal of 3 percent economic growth is achievable if the United States makes historic changes in taxes and regulation. Mnuchin is testifying before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee — his first appearance...
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Television network crews begin their evening news broadcast from the driveway outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 18, 2017 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing a crisis he can't manage with a tweet or a taunt. The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the federal government's Russia investigation has dramatically raised the legal and political stakes and put Trump...
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