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January 10, 2019 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday criticized a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they said were "racist" comments. Rep. Steve King of Iowa was quoted in The New York Times saying, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"...
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President Donald Trump gestures after arriving at McAllen International Airport for a visit to the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 10, 2019 - 11:52 am
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He spent most of the day in Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Leading congressional liberals are unveiling a package of bills that aims to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Cummings plan to introduce three bills Thursday, Jan. 10. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 10, 2019 - 5:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging the Trump administration on a top consumer issue, leading congressional liberals are unveiling a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. The legislation has...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, Spain's far-right Vox Party President Santiago Abascal, arrives at a party rally in Murcia, Spain. Spain's new far-right Vox party is edging toward the political mainstream, dropping its more extremist positions to help form a regional government in Andalucia, according to a new political alliance announced late Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, FILE)
January 10, 2019 - 2:29 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's far-right Vox party has edged toward the political mainstream, dropping its more extremist positions to help form a regional government in Andalusia as far-right parties build their influence across Europe. The anti-migrant, anti-feminist and euroskeptic party played kingmaker...
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., second from left, speaks to reporters as he stands with from left, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 09, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The House has approved a bill to fund the Treasury Department, the IRS and other agencies for the next year as part of a Democratic strategy to reopen the government on a...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A three-term Iowa state senator says he plans to challenge longtime U.S. Rep. Steve King in next year's Republican primary. Randy Feenstra, an assistant Republican legislative leader, announced Wednesday he intended to run for the northwest Iowa seat and has opened a federal...
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President Donald Trump talks before signing anti-human trafficking legislation, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 09, 2019 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted soon after — as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., pose for photographers after speaking on Capitol Hill in response President Donald Trump's address, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 09, 2019 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats said President Donald Trump "has chosen fear" in his drive to build a southern border wall and called on him to reopen the government shuttered because of the standoff over his demand for money for the barrier. Speaking moments after Trump made his case...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1991 file photo, then Attorney General nominee William Barr is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr once advised the U.S. government that it could attack Iraq without Congressional approval, arrest a deposed foreign dictator and capture suspects abroad without that country’s permission. Those decisions reflect a broad view of presidential power that Barr, President Donald Trump's pick to reclaim his old attorney general job, demonstrated at the Justice Department and in the years since. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
January 09, 2019 - 4:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr once advised that a president didn't need Congress' permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country's consent. It's an expansive view of presidential power and an...
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As seen from a window outside the Oval Office, President Donald Trump gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 08, 2019 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump's proposal to increase border security through physical barriers "suits the reality on the ground" along the U...
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