Legislature

FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats plan to slow the Senate’s work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation’s health care system behind closed doors, a senior Democratic aide said Monday, June 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. "The Senate will soon have a chance to...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2005 file photo, flames from methane burning at the landfill in Coventry, Vt. The Trump administration is delaying two Obama-era regulations aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
June 20, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will enforce an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production, even as it seeks to rewrite the rule to be more industry-friendly, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday. Zinke told the Senate Energy...
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June 20, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Are the nation's students and professors intolerant when it comes to free speech on college campuses? Students and academics insist the golden rule is for the speech to go on as long as violence can be prevented as a Senate panel examined whether free speech on college campuses is...
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June 20, 2017 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to introduce its tax overhaul during the first two weeks of September, says Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic aide. Cohn added that the administration wants to bring a finished tax bill to the House and Senate, rather than prolonging talks...
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In this Aug. 26, 2015 photo, Jim Reding explains the history of the Land Lab classroom at Granville Intermediate School in Granville, Ohio. Reding, a high school science teacher said climate change is an issue that will affect his students’ lives and he wants them to think critically and have civil, reasoned conversations about it. Most climate scientists say manmade emissions drive global warming, but there’s no such consensus among American educators over how climate change should be taught. (Sara C. Tobias/The Advocate via AP)
June 20, 2017 - 1:18 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The struggle over what American students learn about global warming is heating up as conservative lawmakers, climate change doubters and others attempt to push rejected or debunked theories into the classroom. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists say manmade...
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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., left, confers with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the ranking member, at the start of a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. McCain said Tuesday, North Korea “murdered” Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from detention in a coma. He had arrived in Ohio on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 20, 2017 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government of any blame should they be harmed while there. McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said...
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June 20, 2017 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation in Congress that would impose sanctions on Russia (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee says the U.S. government should consider banning Americans from visiting North Korea. He's tells The Associated Press that "It puts us in a really...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats plan to slow the Senate’s work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation’s health care system behind closed doors, a senior Democratic aide said Monday, June 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
June 20, 2017 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. "The Senate will soon have a chance to...
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Karen Handel, Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district greets diners during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is seen as a significant political test for the new Trump Administration. The district traditionally goes Republican, but most consider the race too close to call as voters head to the polls on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 20, 2017 - 10:44 am
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The most expensive House race in U.S. history is in the hands of voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that's been in her party's hands since 1979 or Democrat Jon Ossoff will manage an upset that will rattle...
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Karen Handel, Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district greets diners during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is seen as a significant political test for the new Trump Administration. The district traditionally goes Republican, but most consider the race too close to call as voters head to the polls on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 20, 2017 - 8:29 am
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The most expensive House race in U.S. history heads to voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that's been in her party's hands since 1979 or Democrat Jon Ossoff will manage an upset that will rattle Washington ahead of...
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