Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks to a Venezuelan American community at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center at Florida International University in Miami, Fla., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 19, 2019 - 3:33 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump addressing the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is rejecting President Donald Trump's call for a new day in Venezuela and comparing the tone of the American president's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2018, file photo, a Honduran youth jumps from the U.S. border fence in Tijuana, Mexico. California's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying 16 states — including California — allege the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
February 19, 2019 - 3:26 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Rep. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., walks to a closed Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Virtually all of the Democratic presidential hopefuls have reached out to Cunningham who flipped a House seat in early-voting, conservative South Carolina. Democrats hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 are dancing with the freshman stars these days in an unprecedented pursuit of still-green lawmakers in an institution driven by seniority. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 19, 2019 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves federal court in Washington. President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night, Feb. 18, saying Stone recognized "the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 18, 2019 - 11:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks before welcoming Vice President Mike Pence to speak to Drug Enforcement Administration employees at their headquarters in Arlington, Va. A Justice Department official said Monday, Feb. 18, that Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month. The official was not authorized to discuss the move by name and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday night. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 18, 2019 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month. The official was not authorized to discuss the move by name and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday night. The...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to media at Gibson's Bookstore & Cafe, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 18, 2019 - 10:37 pm
Sen. Kamala Harris says she won't comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett until it's completed. Speaking Monday to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, during her first presidential campaign trip to the state, the U.S. senator from California says...
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., listens as she is introduced during a campaign stop at The Village Trestle in Goffstown, N.H., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
February 18, 2019 - 10:36 pm
The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says that she comes at gun safety legislation from the perspective of: "Would this hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand?" Appearing Monday night at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire, the 2020...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to a question at a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 18, 2019 - 7:03 pm
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a potential rival for the party's 2020...
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President Donald Trump speaks to a Venezuelan American community at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center at Florida International University in Miami, Fla., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, to speak out against President Nicolas Maduro's government and its socialist policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 18, 2019 - 6:53 pm
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government. "You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose...
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Lisa Britt answers a question by executive director of the Board of Elections Kim Strach during the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
February 18, 2019 - 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or...
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