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AP
July 18, 2019 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new labor secretary. Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He is a partner in the Washington office of the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm. Trump tweets that Scalia "is...
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AP
July 17, 2019 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: "racists'' vs. "socialists.'' Trump's aggressive condemnation of women...
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AP
July 16, 2019 - 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens...
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AP
July 16, 2019 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments'' against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a...
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Bernie Loubier
July 14, 2019 - 11:14 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is leading an oversight visit to a holding center for detaining migrant children in Florida. The Democrat plans to visit a facility in Homestead, Florida. She'll be joined by 10 of her Democratic colleagues Monday. DeLauro leads a House...
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AP
July 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on Barry (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities say Tropical Storm Barry is unlikely to push the Mississippi River over the levees that protect the city of New Orleans. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official Mark Wingate told reporters on a conference call Saturday...
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, right, accompanied President Donald Trump, left, speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin. Trump says Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to step down, move comes in wake of handling of Jeffrey Epstein case. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 12, 2019 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding to the lengthy list of departures from President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing...
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AP
July 12, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal has introduced new legislation aiming to prevent U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents from arresting immigrants living in the country illegally in safe spaces.
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