Legislature

February 25, 2019 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measure seemed doomed from the start but offered the GOP a chance to appeal to conservative voters. The vote...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Monday urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does not run out of money. Members of the New York delegation, joined by first responders, survivors and...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:55 pm
Several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense. Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro spoke...
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February 25, 2019 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget deal. The military faces cuts too, but White House Budget chief Russ Vought writes in a...
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February 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider "all options" to resolve Venezuela's crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido's...
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February 24, 2019 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat threatened on Sunday to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on Mueller's Russia investigation is not made public. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence...
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February 24, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care a top issue for American voters, Congress may actually be moving toward doing something this year to address the high cost of prescription drugs. President Donald Trump, Democrats trying to retire him in 2020, and congressional incumbents of both parties all say...
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February 24, 2019 - 1:36 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims as he resists widespread calls to resign, prompted by allegations of sexual assault. In a surprise speech Sunday in the state Senate at end of the 2019 legislative session, Fairfax...
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February 24, 2019 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to manage expectations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, predicting a "continuation of the progress" made last time. Trump tweeted Sunday that he was leaving early the next day for the meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, adding a...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday that she is delaying a vote on her Brexit deal in Parliament, saying it should now take place by March 12, a little more than two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. The move has the potential to...
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