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September 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to end the Obama-era health overhaul and replace it with a new law (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to...
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September 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Obama administration officials is starting a legal aid organization to challenge the Trump administration's policies on student lending and civil rights. The National Student Legal Defense Network says it will join with state attorneys general and advocacy groups to sue...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos talks with Gracie Johnson during a hog roast before a high school football game between Eastern Hancock and Knightstown in Charlottesville, Ind. DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events, the Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 21, 2017 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits at taxpayers' cost have drawn scrutiny. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information. Training materials from the hour-long class were obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
September 21, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance with laws and rules against leaking classified or sensitive government information. It is part of a broader Trump administration order for anti-leaks...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 21, 2017 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump's oldest son, The...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month. The retreat is set for Wednesday, but Republicans aren't disclosing details. GOP leaders have promised to publicly release outlines...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia probes (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 21, 2017 - 3:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Manafort, said during the presidential race that he was willing to provide “private briefings” for a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s according to a July 2016 email exchange Manafort wrote to a former employee of his political consulting firm about offering to brief Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 21, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort's offer was...
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