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Attorney General nominee William Barr speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Barr will face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his relationship with Trump, his views on executive powers and whether he can fairly oversee the special counsel's Russia investigation. Barr served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AP
January 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing...
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, speaks accompanied by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., left, and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP
January 15, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House ran quickly into the limits of trying to bypass Speaker Nancy Pelosi in shutdown negotiations when rank-and-file House Democrats declined an invitation to lunch Tuesday with President Donald Trump. The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for...
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Attorney General nominee William Barr takes his seat to testify during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Barr will face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his relationship with Trump, his views on executive powers and whether he can fairly oversee the special counsel's Russia investigation. Barr served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AP
January 15, 2019 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Attorney general nominee William Barr says he turned down joining President Donald Trump's defense team in the Russia investigation. Barr says he personally told Trump he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, of Iowa speaks in Des Moines. A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus is pushing formal punishment for King over his comments about white supremacy. Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush said Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, that he will introduce a censure resolution over the Iowa Republican’s remarks to the New York Times. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
AP
January 15, 2019 - 12:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Iowa Rep. Steve King's remarks on white supremacy (all times local): 8:15 p.m. House Republicans will block Iowa Rep. Steve King from serving on any committees in the new Congress as punishment for his remarks about white supremacy. House Minority Leader Kevin...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention, Monday Jan. 14, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
AP
January 14, 2019 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never ever back down." Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
AP
January 14, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he'll travel during the partial government...
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AP
January 12, 2019 - 10:43 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is getting some extra time to craft his first state budget proposal. Traditionally, the governor's budget would be presented to the General Assembly on the first Wednesday following the first Monday of February. That would mean Feb. 6 this year. But...
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John Silva
January 11, 2019 - 1:40 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Governor Ned Lamont is announcing the date for upcoming legislative special elections. Elections for three state Senate seats--in the 3rd, 5th, and 6th districts--will be held on Tuesday, February 26. State House elections in the 39th and 99th districts will also be held...
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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)
AP
January 09, 2019 - 8:47 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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