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March 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to break up a group of Iranian-linked companies that has transferred around $1 billion to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions on the country. The Treasury says it's hitting a network of 25 people, firms and Iranian government agencies with...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Trump said the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full report "wouldn't bother me at all" as congressional Democrats demanded that the Justice Department hand it over quickly. Trump's remarks came as Democrats planned to huddle behind closed doors Monday evening to figure out how to move forward with their own investigations on obstruction of justice and Russian collusion.. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats pressed the Justice Department to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on" from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's probe of...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answers a question during a news conference on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
March 26, 2019 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expanded the Trump administration's ban on U.S. aid to groups that promote or provide abortions to include organizations that comply with the rules but give money to others that don't. Pompeo also said the U.S. would cut some assistance to...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan listens during a proclamation signing with President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Top defense leaders will face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon listed military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 26, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall. A...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," struck down. In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It's rare for the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, experts in a speed boat examine the damaged hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after an al-Qaida attack that killed 17 sailors. The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn’t properly been notified of the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, File)
March 26, 2019 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn't properly been notified of the lawsuit. The justices ruled 8-1 that notice of the lawsuit should have been mailed to Sudan's foreign ministry...
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March 26, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in the unusual position of arguing against gun...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal ethics officials are balking at a $50-a-night condo deal by former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. The federal Office of Government Ethics said in a finding posted Tuesday that it would not approve one of Pruitt’s last financial disclosure reports after his resignation amid ethics scandals last July. Pruitt rented a condo from the wife of a lobbyist for a bargain rate of $50 a night. Pruitt insisted it was a proper business arrangement. Critics called it an improper gift linked to a lobbyist who did business before the EPA. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 26, 2019 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is refusing to certify one of the final financial disclosure reports of ex-Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, citing the cut-rate $50-a-night deal Pruitt had for a luxury Washington condo. The ethics body said in a finding...
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March 26, 2019 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homes under construction fell 8.7 percent in February, as ground breakings for single-family houses plunged to their lowest level in nearly two years. The Commerce Department says builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. leaves a House Democratic meeting in the U.S. Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 26, 2019 - 7:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) are unveiling legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act, trying to deliver on campaign promises about health care. But it's also a messaging shift as Democrats want to show they care about policy issues beyond...
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