Legislature

August 11, 2017 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican rifts in what's been a fractious week for the GOP. The effort...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump raised the possibility Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 that McConnell should step down if he can't muscle health care and other legislation through the Senate, taking an extraordinary swipe at the man with the most power to steer the White House agenda through the chamber. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 11, 2017 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's escalating feud with his top Senate partner undercuts the president's stalled agenda on tax overhaul and budget while prompting swift pushback from Republican senators who have lined up squarely behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump launched a barrage of...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump raised the possibility Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 that McConnell should step down if he can't muscle health care and other legislation through the Senate, taking an extraordinary swipe at the man with the most power to steer the White House agenda through the chamber. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 11, 2017 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's escalating feud with his top Senate partner undercuts the president's stalled agenda on tax overhaul and budget while prompting swift pushback from Republican senators who have lined up squarely behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump launched a barrage of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, South African President, Jacob Zuma, jubilates after surviving a no-confidence vote by MP's in parliament in Cape Town South Africa. Observers say alleged corruption has significantly weakened the once potent anti-apartheid party of Nelson Mandela to the point where it could lose its grip on power. (AP Photo, File)
August 11, 2017 - 5:21 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Minutes after South African President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped a no-confidence vote this week, he was singing and dancing outside parliament with a throng of supporters from his African National Congress party. That celebratory mood faded fast. Though Zuma survived the most...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump raised the possibility Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 that McConnell should step down if he can't muscle health care and other legislation through the Senate, taking an extraordinary swipe at the man with the most power to steer the White House agenda through the chamber. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 11, 2017 - 5:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent much of the week feuding with his top Senate partner, suggesting that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to rethink his future if he doesn't deliver on the president's agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. Trump on Thursday...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 photo, U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, speaks with Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Washburn, left, during a stop at the Glenwood City Hall, in Glenwood, Iowa. Conservatives in Young's district are angry with the GOP's failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. Independents don't like the partisan approach. And now Democrats are making an issue of Young's vote for a health care bill that President Donald Trump called "mean." (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 11, 2017 - 4:13 am
RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. David Young angered conservatives in Iowa when he initially opposed a House Republican health care bill then weeks later backed it. Independents were frustrated with the two-term congressman's embrace of a partisan approach to repealing and replacing Barack...
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FILE- In this Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., holds his first news conference since the Republican health care bill collapsed last week due to opposition within the GOP ranks, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. People want President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to try making the Obama health care law more effective, according to a national poll released Friday, Aug. 11, by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 11, 2017 - 3:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It's time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it. That's the resounding word from a national poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was taken...
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In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2017, Kelsey Nellis, second from right, instructs employees in preparation for the start of the school year at the Mountain View Christian Schools in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to non-profits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that it be expanded into a federal program. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 11, 2017 - 3:40 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and...
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FILE -- In this March 13, 2017 file photo, protesters rally at an anti -government demonstration calling for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resign and an end to security cooperation with Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone deemed to harm “public unity” or the “safety of the state.” Digital media have become the main outlets for debate and dissent in the Abbas-ruled enclaves of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
August 11, 2017 - 2:52 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites — the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank — with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming "national unity" or...
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In this April 14, 2017 photo provided by Saildrone, a Saildrone vehicle maneuvers during a data collection mission in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast. The autonomous sailing vessel, which would provide surveillance and reconnaissance for the U.S. Navy without the need for manned crews or human pilots, was designed with the help of funding from the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, which works with contractors to fund and develop solutions for the military's toughest technology challenges. (Saildrone via AP)
August 10, 2017 - 10:04 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is throwing its support to a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to come up with solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges. Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his first visit Thursday to the...
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