National governments

May 05, 2017 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to gut the office of the White House "drug czar" according to a preliminary budget document and an email message that its acting director has circulated to agency staff. The Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP, is the lead White...
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May 05, 2017 - 3:38 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit claiming that a North Carolina city discriminated against an African-American-owned television network. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court decision that dismissed...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. 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 05, 2017 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Anthem logo at the company's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Health insurer Anthem is not ready to give up its $48-billlion bid to buy rival Cigna and now hopes to find a favorable audience in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is asking the court to review last week’s rejection by a federal appeals court. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 05, 2017 - 7:51 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem is not ready to give up its $48-billlion bid to buy rival Cigna and now hopes to find a favorable audience in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is asking the court to review last week's rejection by a federal appeals court. The...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. is at left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 3:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, before signing an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for churches. From second from left are, Cardinal Donald Wuerl is the Archbishop of Washington, Pastor Jack Graham, and Paula White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, though his executive order on religious freedom is disappointing some of his supporters. As he marked the National Day of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday, May 4, targeting a rarely enforced IRS rule that says churches that endorse political candidates risk losing their tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 04, 2017 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, in a long-anticipated executive order on religious freedom that has disappointed some of his supporters. As he marks the...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, during a meeting on healthcare. Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. Trump has flipped that script. Big and startling ideas fly out of his mouth or from his Twitter feed. Then the rest of his administration scrambles to catch up _ and to figure out when his statements signal new presidential policies and when they’re offhand remarks that mean little.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 03, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. President Donald Trump has flipped that script. Big...
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President Donald Trump walks from the Rose Garden back to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following a presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief trophy to the Air Force Academy football team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 03, 2017 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria in what the White House called a "very good" phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones in the war-torn nation. The Kremlin said the leaders also...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, during a meeting on healthcare. Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. Trump has flipped that script. Big and startling ideas fly out of his mouth or from his Twitter feed. Then the rest of his administration scrambles to catch up _ and to figure out when his statements signal new presidential policies and when they’re offhand remarks that mean little.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 03, 2017 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. President Donald Trump has flipped that script. Big...
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