Government and politics

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington. The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the administration’s ban on travel from some countries with majority Muslim populations. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 23, 2018 - 7:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change. The justices' first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013, file photo, Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. A sure sign of policy success for the sprawling conservative network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is Democratic pushback. With regulations being rolled back and huge tax cuts, Democrats question how far the Koch network's influence extends. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
April 23, 2018 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sure sign of policy success for the sprawling conservative network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is Democratic pushback. With government regulations being rolled back and huge tax cuts in place, Democrats are questioning how far the Koch network's influence extends...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, White House physician and nominee for Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. Ronny Jackson arrives at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Now it’s Washington’s turn to examine Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 23, 2018 - 12:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's Washington's turn to examine White House physician Ronny Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Republicans and Democrats alike have praised him. But...
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FILE - This combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington on Feb. 26, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending in the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9, 2016. Trump is claiming Sunday, April 22, 2018, that North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim, but that's not the case. The North says it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches before summits with the U.S. and South Korea. The North stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of abandoning its nuclear arsenal. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Wong Maye-E, File)
April 22, 2018 - 10:47 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that's not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, Shania Twain performs during opening ceremonies for the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he's offensive. She made the comments in an interview with The Guardian that was published over the weekend. She told the British newspaper "Do you want straight or polite? … I would have voted for a feeling that is transparent." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 22, 2018 - 10:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he's offensive. Twain made the comments in an interview with The Guardian that was published over the weekend. She told the British newspaper "Do you want...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, US President Donald Trump, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron, right, during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels. Macron arrives Monday April 23, 2018 in Washington for the first state visit of Trump’s presidency. The two men have an unlikely friendship, despite strong differences on areas such as climate change. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump. From their first bone-squeezing handshake to Macron's recent claim that he persuaded Trump to bomb Syria, it's been an...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing there's no "Plan B." Macron tells the broadcast "Fox News Sunday" that he thinks the 2015 deal curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions is imperfect. But the French leader,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Almost 18 months have passed since Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government or in her political party. And she is not expected to run for office ever again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this...
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Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Veselnitskaya who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during the 2016 campaign told The Associated Press in an interview that she has not been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller and alleged that he was not interested in getting to the truth. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
April 22, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet. In an interview with The Associated Press, Natalia Veselnitskaya also...
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Protesters yell from behind the road block they erected as they face off with security forces near the University Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Nicaragua's government said on Saturday it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
April 22, 2018 - 2:48 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The U.S. State Department is accusing Nicaragua's government of overreacting to protests during days of unrest in which human rights groups say more than two dozen people have died. Sunday's statement says U.S...
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