Government budgets

FILE - This June 12, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for August. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 13, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last month...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies on the economic outlook, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 13, 2019 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening. But for now, in testimony before a congressional panel, Powell expressed...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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November 12, 2019 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House lawmaker announced Tuesday that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, State Rep. Jaime Andrade holds a flag outside the visitation for Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez at a funeral home in Des Plaines, Ill.A federal bribery charge against an Illinois legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers be allowed to lobby other units of government. Illinois like most states allows legislators to lobby outside state government. Andrade said he registered as a Chicago lobbyist and started charging for his services when the state budget crisis from 2015 to 2017 forced lawmakers to go without paychecks. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune via AP File)
November 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Most...
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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis smiles upon seeing exit polls results which indicate him as the leader of the presidential race, with up to 40 percent of the votes in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Romania held a presidential election Sunday after a lackluster campaign that has been overshadowed by the country's political crisis, which saw a minority government installed just a few days ago. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
November 10, 2019 - 5:38 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls from Sunday's balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania's presidential contest. Official results are not expected before Monday, though two exit polls found center-right President Klaus Iohannis collecting nearly 40% of the votes,...
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A man takes photos as a woman casts her vote in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Voting got underway in Romania's presidential election after a lackluster campaign overshadowed by a political crisis which saw a minority government installed just a few days ago. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 10, 2019 - 5:09 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's presidential election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Two exit polls show President Klaus Iohannis picking up nearly 40% of the votes in the first round of Romania's presidential election, followed by Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted prime...
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Visitors walk into the Museum of Art ahead of the announcement by Google Arts & Culture that it digitized more than 350 artworks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Dánica Coto)
November 07, 2019 - 8:22 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on...
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This photo taken Oct. 14, 2019, shows City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, center, listening to the new Tucson Fire Chief, Charles W. Ryan, III, give remarks during a badge pinning ceremony in Tucson, Ariz. Voters in Tucson will decide Tuesday, Nov. 5, whether to make the liberal enclave Arizona's only sanctuary city in an effort to confront President Donald Trump's immigration policies and the state's tough laws cracking down on people in the country illegally. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 10:36 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Voters in one of Arizona's most liberal cities appeared Tuesday to be overwhelmingly rejecting an initiative that would make Tucson the state's only sanctuary city. The measure was opposed by the city's Democratic elected officials, who said it went too far in restricting...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 05, 2019 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Her office's sharp retort: "Working people won't like it if he sells them out." Despite the House impeachment inquiry,...
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President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office to speak to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Lexington, Ky., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 05, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that it's not interested in a government shutdown when a temporary government-wide spending bill expires Nov. 21. White House congressional liason Eric Ueland told reporters that President Donald Trump would sign another short-term stopgap spending...
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