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President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Trump, despite occupying the most powerful office in the world, remains fixated on a belief that the legitimacy of his election is being challenged. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 24, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he's dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being challenged by Democrats and the media, aides and associates say...
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Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 24, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 4:50 p.m. The House has approved legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, would also block tax credits for some people and businesses buying abortion...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure, jobs and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 24, 2017 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch. Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump...
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President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 24, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America's energy policy and deal a sharp blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change. Obama had personally...
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From left, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., Sen.Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, to offer a proposal to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 24, 2017 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground. Democrats estimate their plan would create 15...
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Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 24, 2017 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office told Congress on Tuesday, putting him at odds with the new chief executive. South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney...
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FILE – In this June 11, 2013, file photo, Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts speaks during The Cable Show 2013 convention in Washington. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, that bans employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary histories, despite Philadelphia-based Comcast's vow to challenge the measure in court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 24, 2017 - 2:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney signed...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a miniature reproduction of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" sculpture sits on display at a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. Materials companies led U.S. stock indexes slightly higher in early trading Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, as investors sized up the latest round of company earnings news. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Phone companies and health care stocks lagged the broader market. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 24, 2017 - 2:08 pm
U.S. stocks climbed in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, nudging the Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite closer to record high closes. Materials and financial companies were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Health care, phone...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure, jobs and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 24, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said the president "does believe" that he lost the popular...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure, jobs and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 24, 2017 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2 p.m. A spokesman says President Donald Trump's belief that there were millions of illegal votes cast in the November election is based on "studies and evidence." But spokesman Sean Spicer did not provide examples of that...
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