Government and politics

President Donald Trump passes out a handful of pens after signing H.R. 390, the "Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018," in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Washington. At far left is Callista Gingrich, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, with Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 11, 2018 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday to help ensure humanitarian relief reaches the members of religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria who have been targeted for genocide by Islamic State militants. "In recent years, IS has committed horrifying atrocities...
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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao speaks during a major infrastructure investment announcement at transportation headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 11, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department says it has approved $1.5 billion to fund 91 infrastructure projects. The grants will fund road, rail and port projects across the United States. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the grants on Tuesday. Chao said the grants were the...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11 2018. Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May fought to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 11, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said she found "a shared determination" among some European leaders Tuesday to persuade the British Parliament to accept a proposed Brexit deal, but her continental counterparts insisted any room for revisions was small. So many British lawmakers oppose...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018 file photo, Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks during a CNN debate against his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis in Tampa, Fla. Gillum is set to address top Democratic Party donors gathered Tuesday in Washington amid speculation that he’s considering a 2020 presidential bid. The Tallahassee mayor is fresh off a close loss in the Florida governor’s race. Party officials confirmed Gillum is the surprise speaker at a closed gathering of about 300 donors huddling in a Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
December 11, 2018 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to excite top donors ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee gave a platform Tuesday to the party's rising stars, including winners and one notable loser from the November midterms. Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, fresh off a loss in a...
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Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of U.S. Customs and Border Protection' on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 11, 2018 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top border security official told skeptical senators Tuesday that the use of tear gas on a group of migrants that included children was justified to manage a chaotic clash where a crowd was hurling rocks at agents and trying to illegally cross into the U.S. U.S. Customs...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears before the House Judiciary Committee to be questioned about the internet giant's privacy security and data collection, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Pichai angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign governments' manipulation of online services to sway U.S. political elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 11, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks. While Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee grilled Pichai on what they perceive as...
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The Annie Frey Show
December 11, 2018 - 3:12 pm
Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, is on a mission to reduce the earnings tax in St. Louis and Kansas City for the next 10 years. If the proposal is passed, it will take effect in 2020 until the tax is zero. Lawmakers plan to phase out the 1% earnings tax in an attempt to-wait for it- cut taxes. "I...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the lighting of the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he's considering at least one partial veto of bills Republican lawmakers approved in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. But he also downplayed concerns over what the Legislature approved...
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The Annie Frey Show
December 11, 2018 - 2:42 pm
There have been whispers of a plan being pushed to get Missouri to expand Medicaid in the state. What would mean to actual health care? "There is a lot of bloat and a lot of waste" in the government approved plans says Ishmael. "Adding more people to a broken Medicaid system isn't a good idea at...
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Poland's Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk talks of the efforts that Poland is taking to limit its greenhouse gas emissions during a session of U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 11, 2018 - 2:40 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's environment minister says it's crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don't contribute to global warming to succeed. Svenja...
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