Government

March 30, 2019 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election. Failing to repeal and replace the ACA, otherwise known as...
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March 30, 2019 - 11:15 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. The president, who also cut U.S. aid to three Central American...
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March 24, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pressing for full disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation and vowing to use subpoena powers and other legal means if necessary to get it. Attorney General William Barr was expected to release his first summary of Mueller's...
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March 24, 2019 - 7:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's...
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March 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says Gov. John Bel Edwards' budget proposal for next year violates the state constitution. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry issued his legal opinion Friday, in his latest dust-up with the Democratic governor. A legal opinion doesn't carry...
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March 23, 2019 - 8:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. Even with the...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will borrow $185 million in April to finance highly sought roadwork across the state, ranging from the widening of Interstate 10 in the capital city to a new Interstate 20 access for Barksdale Air Force Base. The Bond Commission, a panel of statewide elected...
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March 17, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is urging President Donald Trump to consider Louisiana for the future headquarters of Trump's proposed Space Force. The Republican congressman wrote a letter to the president , suggesting Louisiana was an ``ideal location'' because of its strong...
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March 16, 2019 - 12:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say they expect to retrieve the "vast majority" of $26 million in tax refund overpayments electronically. The Division of Administration, which oversees the state's technology office, said Friday that recoupment figures will be released next week. More...
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March 16, 2019 - 11:40 am
A former Louisiana congressman is now head of the Economic Development Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. A news release says Dr. John Fleming was sworn in Friday as the Commerce Department's assistant secretary for economic development. The physician, businessman and former Webster...
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