Politics

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
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August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington.
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August 05, 2019 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether he had the moral authority to rally a nation against...
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In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Susan Walsh./AP Photo, File
August 02, 2019 - 1:26 pm
By Richard Lardner and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of...
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In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's representative in the U.S. Congress, speaks during a conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ricardo Arduengo/AP Photo, File
August 01, 2019 - 10:12 am
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governing party was in full-blown crisis Thursday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló headed to a disputed and uncertain confirmation vote in the U.S. territory's legislature. Rosselló is leaving...
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From left: Michael Bennet, Kirsten Gillibrand, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and Bill de Blasio are shown before the second of two Democratic debates Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Detroit.
Carlos Osorio/AP Photo
August 01, 2019 - 6:37 am
By Steve Peoples and Sara Burnett, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden'...
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Trump rips Federal Reserve as it mulls rate cut
CNN
July 31, 2019 - 10:37 am
By Donna Borak, CNN Business (CNN) -- The Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates on Wednesday for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis to extend the longest economic expansion in US history. The move would come despite a strong US economy. But some cracks are beginning to show:...
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From left: Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney and Steve Bullock take the stage for a Democratic primary debate in Detroit.
Paul Sancya/AP Photo
July 31, 2019 - 6:35 am
By Steve Peoples and Sara Burnett, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The signature domestic proposal by the leading progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination came under withering attack from moderates in a debate that laid bare the struggle between a call for revolutionary...
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In this Oct. 8, 2018 file photo, emigrant Peak is seen rising above the Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River near Emigrant, Mont.
Matthew Brown/AP Photo
July 30, 2019 - 1:35 pm
By Ellen Knickmeyer and Brady McCombs, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative lawyer and writer who argues for selling off the nation's public lands is now in charge of a nearly quarter-billion acres in federally held rangeland and other wilderness. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on...
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The Fox Theatre displays signs for the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, Monday, July 29, 2019. The second scheduled debate will be hosted by CNN on July 30 and 31.
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July 30, 2019 - 7:35 am
By Sara Burnett, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Democrats gathering in Detroit for a pivotal presidential debate will have to decide, once again, how to respond to President Donald Trump while presenting their own vision for the country. Candidates are sure to use the high-profile setting on...
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Lifeguard Ben Ingvoldscad watches over the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach May 27, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.
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July 29, 2019 - 12:58 pm
By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants...
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