Government and politics

June 22, 2018 - 8:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. That's according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It also found that if the nation's chief executive ever does so,...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, Charles Krauthammer talks about getting into politics during a news conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. The conservative writer and pundit Krauthammer has died. His death was announced Thursday, June 21, 2018, by two media organizations that employed him, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. He was 68. (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)
June 22, 2018 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died. He was 68. His Thursday death...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as David O'Steen of the National Right to Life watches. Trump discussed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come. Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as “pro-family” declined to join in the criticism. O'Steen said the organization has its hands full "trying to stop the killing of babies." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 22, 2018 - 3:07 am
Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism. Two of the most...
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A group of immigrants from Honduras and Guatemala seeking asylum arrive at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end family separations at the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 22, 2018 - 2:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained migrants —...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride a classic convertible car on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total number to 25. That's according to an unclassified notice sent to congressional officials by the State Department. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 2:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25. The new "medically confirmed" worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from Cuba after...
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First lady Melania Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, after visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 22, 2018 - 2:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baffling counter-message. The first lady wore a green, hooded military jacket from the fast-fashion brand Zara that read "I really don't care, do u?" both as she departed and...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Trump administration identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
June 22, 2018 - 2:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President...
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Immigrants from Guatemala seeking asylum look over travel packets as they wait at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end family separations at the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 22, 2018 - 2:32 am
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone...
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The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is shown Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Staunton, Va. The young immigrants held without their parents in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope. For a handful of immigrants who came to the U.S. from central America _ many as unaccompanied minors _ poetry has afforded them an opportunity to tell the world both about their journeys north _ and through the byzantine immigration system. (AP Photo/Zachary Wajsgras)
June 22, 2018 - 2:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrant children held in prison-like conditions at a detention center in the mountains of Virginia wrote about fleeing their homes and life in captivity, in a book published last year. The collection of poems in "American Dream" was assembled by a Washington and Lee University...
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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., center, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, flanked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, talk before a series of votes in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Yesterday, Rep. Meadows and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faced off in the chamber as lawmakers struggled to move on immigration amid the political fallout of migrant families being separated at the border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 21, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions. It hasn't been helped by President Donald Trump's running...
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