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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The Republicans of New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. But their resentment lingers. As historic floods wreaked havoc across the Southwest on Tuesday, Northeastern Republicans recalled with painful detail the days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged their region in 2012. At the time, the Texas congressional delegation, led by Cruz, overwhelmingly opposed a disaster relief package they said was packed with wasteful spending. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 30, 2017 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republicans now clamoring for federal money to aid their flood-stricken state overwhelmingly opposed a disaster relief package after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. They insisted then — and have repeated in recent days — that the legislation was packed with...
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The Republicans of New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. But their resentment lingers. As historic floods wreaked havoc across the Southwest on Tuesday, Northeastern Republicans recalled with painful detail the days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged their region in 2012. At the time, the Texas congressional delegation, led by Cruz, overwhelmingly opposed a disaster relief package they said was packed with wasteful spending. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 30, 2017 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republicans now clamoring for federal money to aid their flood-stricken state overwhelmingly opposed a disaster relief package after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. They insisted then — and have repeated in recent days — that the legislation was packed with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 30, 2017 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Congress (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The Interior Department inspector general's office has dropped an investigation into whether the Trump administration pressured Alaska GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan over their health care...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 30, 2017 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall. The pending reduction to the...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 3:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls says one man is being detained and another is hospitalized in critical condition after an apparent road rage shooting in storm-related traffic. The sheriff said high water across many...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 3:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls says one man is being detained and another is hospitalized in critical condition after an apparent road rage shooting in storm-related traffic. The sheriff said high water across many...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto Missouri. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 30, 2017 - 3:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that his push to overhaul the nation's tax system would "bring back Main Street by reducing the crushing tax burden," offering a populist appeal to a still-forming tax plan that would heavily benefit corporate America. Trump said his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 30, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall. The pending reduction to the...
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Evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 30, 2017 - 3:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 2 p.m. A woman whose body was found floating in floodwaters near a residential area in southeast Texas is believed to be at least the 21st person to have died in Harvey's path. Beaumont police say the woman's body was discovered...
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Evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 30, 2017 - 2:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A 36-year-old inmate scheduled for execution in Texas next week has been granted a temporary reprieve because of Harvey. Bexar County prosecutors cited "extraordinary circumstances" in asking to move Juan Castillo's...
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