Government policy

May 07, 2017 - 7:54 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a law targeting so-called "sanctuary cities" that allows police to ask about a person's immigration status and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal authorities. Republican Abbott on Sunday took the unusual step of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. Cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Price said Sunday, May 7, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by the previous administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 07, 2017 - 7:34 pm
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down," as the contentious debate over overhauling the U.S. health care systems shifts to Congress' upper chamber, where a vote is potentially weeks, if not months, away. Some senators...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. Cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Price said Sunday, May 7, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by the previous administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 07, 2017 - 2:51 pm
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down," as the contentious debate over overhauling the U.S. health care systems shifts to Congress' upper chamber, where a vote is potentially weeks, if not months, away. Some senators...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by then-Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross, left, and Harley Davidson President and CEO Matt Levatich, talks to media before a lunch meeting with Harley Davidson executives and union representatives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he is holding it a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation’s construction trades, with whom he’s had relationships during decades of building office towers and hotels. Also invited in have been auto, steel and coal workers who backed him during the 2016 election. But there’s been no White House invitation for other unions representing the nation’s sprawling _ but shrinking _ pool of 14.6 million workers who collectively bargain with employers in the labor movement. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 07, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he's holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation's construction trades, with whom he's had relationships during...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. Cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Price said Sunday, May 7, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by the previous administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 07, 2017 - 11:42 am
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — Cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Sunday, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, demonstrators hold signs during a healthcare rally in Salt Lake City. Utah's all-Republican House delegation voted Thursday in favor of a health care overhaul that could impact people with pre-existing conditions, triggering serious worries from people who fit that category. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 07, 2017 - 11:16 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Even as the Republican health care overhaul remains a work in progress, states are planning for big changes that could swell the ranks of the uninsured and hit them with higher costs. A key tenet underlying the GOP plan is to give states more authority over how to structure...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by then-Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross, left, and Harley Davidson President and CEO Matt Levatich, talks to media before a lunch meeting with Harley Davidson executives and union representatives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he is holding it a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation’s construction trades, with whom he’s had relationships during decades of building office towers and hotels. Also invited in have been auto, steel and coal workers who backed him during the 2016 election. But there’s been no White House invitation for other unions representing the nation’s sprawling _ but shrinking _ pool of 14.6 million workers who collectively bargain with employers in the labor movement. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 07, 2017 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he's holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation's construction trades, with whom he's had relationships during...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by House GOP members, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 06, 2017 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — They promised you a rose garden, from the Rose Garden. This past week, President Donald Trump and Republicans legislators celebrated passage of a House bill seeking to replace the Affordable Care Act. At a White House event, they heaped praise on their effort and brushed off...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by House GOP members, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 06, 2017 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They promised you a rose garden, from the Rose Garden. This past week, President Donald Trump and Republicans legislators celebrated passage of a House bill seeking to replace the Affordable Care Act. At a White House event, they heaped praise on their effort and brushed off...
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May 05, 2017 - 4:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's often uncertain April 15 tax collections didn't yield much of a surprise this year for lawmakers drawing up the next state government budget. The new consensus forecast by economists at the General Assembly and the state budget office predicts a $581 million...
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