Government and politics

President Donald Trump greets members of the five branches of the military by video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House. The military members were stationed in Guam, Qatar, Alaska, and two groups in Bahrain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 25, 2018 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that parts of the federal government will stay closed until Democrats agree to put up more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he's open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual...
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FILE - IN this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., listens during a reception to unveil his portrait on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America's "broken politics" in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business." "Our complex problems are solvable," Ryan says in excerpts of...
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President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 18, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, to travel to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after speaking at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2018 - 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is responding to criticism from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson by calling Tillerson "dumb as a rock" and "lazy as hell." During a rare public appearance in Houston Thursday evening, Tillerson weighed in on his time in the administration. He...
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December 05, 2018 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia's crown prince is "complicit" in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The resolution is largely symbolic, but it registers the Senate's unrest with the killing and the Trump administration's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. The special counsel in the Russia investigation is set to give the first public insight into how much valuable information President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has shared with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 04, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The special counsel's office is calling Michael Flynn's cooperation "substantial" and is recommending no prison time for the former Trump administration national security adviser. Prosecutors...
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AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
December 04, 2018 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, an associate of President Donald Trump, says he won't provide testimony or documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee. An attorney for Stone said in a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, that Stone was invoking his Fifth Amendment right...
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December 04, 2018 - 12:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Should authorities be able to deny handgun licenses for hateful tweets? A New York lawmaker is raising the question with a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media activity and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who have...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition, has unspooled bit by bit in criminal cases from special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 03, 2018 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for a "full and complete" sentence for his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump tweets Monday: "You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?"...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 1996 file photo, American real estate mogul Donald Trump, left, checks out sites in Moscow, Russia, for luxury residential towers. Trump's decades-long dream of building a luxury tower in the heart of Moscow flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum. That latest plan led his former lawyer Michael Cohen to plead guilty to a charge of lying to congressional investigators about key details in the negotiations, most notably that those talks stretched far deeper into the 2016 campaign than previously thought. (AP Photo/Igor Tabakov, File)
November 29, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum. That last plan led Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to plead...
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