Politics

Mnuchin: Congress must tie Harvey aid to raising debt limit

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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By Hope Yen/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with an increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, saying it was time to “put politics aside” so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need. “The president
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Biz leaders quit Trump panel after Charlottesville comments

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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By Josh Boak and Michelle Chapman/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth business leader resigned Tuesday from President Donald Trump’s White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering after his initial half-hearted response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The parade of departing leaders from
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Lawsuit: Investigator claims Fox News made up quotes

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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By David Bauder and Jill Colvin/Associated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) — A new lawsuit lays out an explosive tale of Trump allies, the White House and Fox News Channel conspiring to push a false story about Democratic leaks and an unsolved killing in order to distract attention from the Russia investigation that has been
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McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
John McCain (WikiCommons)

By Alan Fram /Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party’s reeling effort to repeal Obamacare. The decision by the 80-year-old
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Analysts: Leaving climate deal likely wouldn’t add US jobs

May 31st, 2017 | By
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By Paul Wiseman/AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. Many economists have big doubts. They say the agreement would likely help create about as many jobs in renewable energy as it might cost in polluting industries. Should
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The Latest: New acting attorney general Boente sworn in

Jan 30th, 2017 | By

Associated Press Updates  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local Monday night): 10:10 p.m. Dana Boente has been sworn in as acting attorney general after Donald Trump fired Sally Yates for refusing to enforce his travel ban. White House spokesman Michael Short says Boente was sworn in around 9 p.m.
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Idaho’s 4 GOP Electors Receiving Pressure To Sway From Trump

Nov 16th, 2016 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says the state’s four Republican presidential electors have been bombarded with phone calls and emails from advocates across the country urging them not to cast their vote for Donald Trump. Denney said that some of the phone calls could be considered harassment, but the electors
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Election campaign sparks more chatter, anger in workplaces

Oct 13th, 2016 | By
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By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG,  AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Stewart walked into the room just in time to hear one of his employees say that one presidential candidate should be in jail, and a second staffer respond that another was the worst since Hitler. “I said, ‘Whoa, wait a minute,’” says Stewart,
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Report: Trump proposals would add $5.3 trillion to debt

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Nicholas Riccardi/Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A new analysis from a nonpartisan group finds that Donald Trump’s latest tax proposals would increase the federal debt by $5.3 trillion over the next decade, compared with $200 billion if Hillary Clinton’s ideas were enacted. The Trump campaign disputed the findings. The Committee for a Responsible Federal
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Businesses, Commerce Department tackle refugee aid at UN

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By The U.S. Commerce Department/Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker hosted the President’s Call to Action Refugee Roundtable held in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly. President Obama joined the roundtable halfway through the discussion to hear the business leaders’ thoughts on how to address the refugee crisis.
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