Politics

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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AP FACT CHECK: Trump shapes facts to fit economic agenda

Aug 8th, 2016 | By
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By Josh Boak and Christopher S. Rugaber/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump changed some of his facts to fit his agenda Monday, pitching shades of truth and misconceptions in what was billed as a major economic policy speech. He wrongly accused Hillary Clinton of proposing to increase middle-class taxes and blamed crumbling roads and
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