Legislature

August 10, 2017 - 9:43 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate's top Republican signaled Thursday that he's ready to act on an incentives bill that would bring a Foxconn plant to the state's southeastern corner because he's received assurances that state officials will know how quickly the company will create jobs...
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FILE -In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. steps out of the West Wing of the White House in Washington to speak with the media after he and other Senate Republicans met with President Donald Trump. 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/Alex Brandon)
August 10, 2017 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn't deliver on the president's agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. Trump called...
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FILE -In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. steps out of the West Wing of the White House in Washington to speak with the media after he and other Senate Republicans met with President Donald Trump. 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/Alex Brandon)
August 10, 2017 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn't deliver on the president's agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. Trump called...
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President Donald Trump speaks before a security briefing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, August 10, 2017, (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 10, 2017 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (all times EDT): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is escalating his feud against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump was asked if McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if...
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FILE -In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. steps out of the West Wing of the White House in Washington to speak with the media after he and other Senate Republicans met with President Donald Trump. 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/Alex Brandon)
August 10, 2017 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn't deliver on the president's agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. Trump called...
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FILE - This Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, speaks to the Utah Senate, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. An emerging debate about whether elected officials are violating people's free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the nation as First Amendment advocates file lawsuits or warn politicians to stop. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 10, 2017 - 4:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people's free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice. The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain is proposing a new “strategy for success” in Afghanistan. He’s calling for increasing the number of U.S. counterterrorism forces and giving them a freer hand to target the Taliban, Islamic State and other terrorist groups. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 10, 2017 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that "America is adrift in Afghanistan" as he promoted a war strategy that would expand the U.S. counterterrorism effort and provide greater support to Afghan security forces. McCain, chairman of...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump resumed his taunts of his party's Senate leader, expressing disbelief that McConnell couldn't persuade a Republican majority to pass a health care bill. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 10, 2017 - 3:40 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump raised the possibility Thursday that Majority Leader Mitch 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...
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August 10, 2017 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has named a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the short-term leader of the commission that oversees the U.S. power grid. Neil Chatterjee is McConnell's longtime energy adviser, and he'll head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
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In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017 photo, a boy rides a horse through Indian Hills East colonia near Alamo, Texas. Texas has more than 2,300 of these communities, known as colonias, that have sprung up around towns and provide shelter to Hispanic immigrant families, most of whom are in the U.S. legally, but others not. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 10, 2017 - 1:57 pm
ALAMO, Texas (AP) — While the economy in Texas has boomed over the last 20 years, along the border with Mexico about a half million people live in clusters of cinderblock dwellings, home-built shacks, dilapidated trailers and small houses. Texas has more than 2,300 of these communities known as...
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