Executive branch

In a pool photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Monday, March 30, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
April 01, 2020 - 7:58 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation's most important swing states. Both sides have tried...
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March 21, 2020 - 8:46 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self quarantine starting Thursday of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus . The order applies to returning residents as well as visitors. It applies to all arrivals at Hawaii...
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This Feb. 4, 2020 image released by CBS shows host Stephen Colbert, left, greeting the audience during a taping of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in New York. The show, along with other New York-based late night talk shows "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" will tape their shows without studio audiences due to the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)
March 13, 2020 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Due to the new coronavirus, late-night comedians — Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Pete Buttigieg — are taking to the stage without the affirmation of adoring audiences. Wait a second. Pete Buttigieg? The former presidential candidate filled in for Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night on...
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In this Monday, March 9, 2020, photo, Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah, front left, greets his supporters after being sworn in as president in Kabul, Afghanistan. Washington moved forward Tuesday on its peace deal with the Taliban, launching its troop withdrawal, while praising Afghanistan's newly installed President Ashraf Ghani's promise to proceed with a Taliban prisoner release as well as cobble together a team to start negotiations with the insurgent group. But the dueling presidential inaugurations a day earlier with Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah also being sworn in as president is indicative of the uphill task facing Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad as he tries to get Afghanistan's bickering leadership to come together. (AP Photo)
March 10, 2020 - 12:33 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's promise to start releasing Taliban prisoners after he had delayed for...
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FILE - In this March, 1, 2020, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Squabbling Afghan presidential rivals threatened to declare themselves president in dueling ceremonies Monday, March 9, 2020, throwing plans for intra-Afghan negotiations into chaos. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
March 09, 2020 - 3:59 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations with the Taliban into chaos and creating a dilemma for the United States as it figures out how to move its peace deal with the Taliban forward. The...
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Rush Limbaugh reacts as first Lady Melania Trump, and his wife Kathryn, applaud, as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won't elect Pete Buttigieg president because he's been “kissing his husband" on stage after debates. Limbaugh's comments came eight days after President Donald Trump awarded him the...
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Vice President Mike Pence receives a musket as part of the Nathan Hale Patriot Award from The Citadel Republican Society on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
February 13, 2020 - 4:21 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While not technically a campaign visit, Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday made a trip to South Carolina an opportunity to rail on Democrats for their failed attempt to oust President Donald Trump from office and for having difficulty tabulating results following last...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, leans in to talk with President Donald Trump during Trump's meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Kelly is defending former White House national security aide, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president that spurred his impeachment. Kelly made the comments at a public forum Wednesday evening in Morristown, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 13, 2020 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after he came to the defense of a former national security aide who offered key testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The president's comments came after Kelly...
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Statuary Hall, near the House floor, is set up for news media for the State of the Union address by President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 11, 2020 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel's best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated. The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime time last week, better than any network except...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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February 11, 2020 - 12:10 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eager to put on a show of force in a general election battleground state, President Donald Trump tried to rattle Democrats on Monday with a rally in New Hampshire on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation primaries. Trump, on a high after his acquittal last week on...
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