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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a meeting about climate change and sustainable development at United Nations headquarters. President Donald Trump is a unifying force for Democrats, bringing together disparate factions in opposition to nearly every presidential move. “We have been right and successful in saying ‘no’ when he wants to drive the Titanic into the iceberg,” said Inslee. Now, Inslee said, “we have to take actions that show we can drive in forward and not in reverse.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
April 11, 2017 - 2:44 am
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump is a unifying force for Democrats, bringing together disparate factions in opposition to nearly every presidential move. But solidarity — at least for now — doesn't necessarily add up to a strategy that can help Democrats win more elections after a precipitous...
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April 10, 2017 - 5:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has ruled for a second time that Texas' strict voter ID law was intentionally crafted to discriminate against minorities. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi on Monday comes more than two years after she likened the ballot-box rules...
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April 10, 2017 - 5:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A l judge has ruled for a second time that Texas' strict voter ID law was intentionally crafted to discriminate against minorities. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi on Monday comes more than two years after she likened the ballot-box...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump was meeting again with his Chinese counterpart Friday, with U.S. missile strikes on Syria adding weight to his threat to act unilaterally against the nuclear weapons program of China's ally, North Korea. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 07, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times EDT): 4:45 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia's response to the U.S. attack on Syria shows it continues to support Syrian President Bashar Assad. Tillerson calls the reaction "very disappointing" but "not all that surprising...
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The United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the situation in Syria, Friday, April 7, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 07, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times EDT): 4 p.m. Syria's deputy U.N. ambassador is calling Thursday's U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base a "barbaric, flagrant act of aggression" that will embolden "terrorist groups" to use chemical weapons in the future. Mounzer...
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United States' Ambassador United Nations and current Security Council President Nikki Haley opens a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Friday, April 7, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 07, 2017 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations warns the U.S. is prepared to take further action in Syria but hopes it will not be necessary. Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Friday that the...
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In this photo taken Nov. 19, 2016, Mitt Romney talks to media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has reached out to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about possibly running for the Senate, if a vacancy opens in Utah.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 07, 2017 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he has reached out to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about possibly running for the Senate, if a vacancy opens in Utah. There has been much speculation about whether seven-term Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch...
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The United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the situation in Syria, Friday, April 7, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 07, 2017 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) says his government supports "the resolve of the U.S. government of never tolerating the proliferation and use of chemical weapons." Abe is a close U.S. ally. He says...
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April 07, 2017 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has reached out to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about possibly running for the Senate — if a vacancy opens in Utah. There has been much speculation about whether Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will retire...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's a rare and momentous decision, one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee. It's a difficult political call in the modern era, especially for the 10 Democrats facing tough re-election next year in states that President Donald Trump won. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 06, 2017 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a rare and momentous decision — one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee. It's a difficult political call in the modern era, especially for the 10 Democrats facing tough re-election next year in states...
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