Politics

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 14, 2019 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Thursday that he moved quickly after his boss was fired to protect an investigation into President Donald Trump's potential ties to Russia and prevent it from being shut down in case he, too, was dismissed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, University of Oklahoma President David Boren, a former Democratic governor and U.S. Senator, speaks at a news conference in Norman, Okla. An attorney for the former University of Oklahoma President says Boren denies any inappropriate behavior during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a "character assassination." A university spokeswoman confirmed late Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2019, the Jones Day law firm has been retained to conduct an investigation after OU received allegations of "serious misconduct." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
February 14, 2019 - 4:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday Boren denies any inappropriate behavior during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a "character assassination." The Jones Day law firm was retained to conduct an...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:07 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump is doing Valentine's Day arts and crafts with pediatric patients. Mrs. Trump helped children make candy boxes, snow globes and other arts and crafts during a visit Thursday to The Children's Inn on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9. 2018 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters in Chicago. Her campaign's claim, made on Twitter and on Facebook last week, says, "Toni Preckwinkle is the only mayoral candidate who has a plan to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15." It's true that Preckwinkle has a detailed plan to raise the minimum wage — and fast. However, her claim ignores the city's existing law, which already guarantees the minimum wage will eventually reach $15 an hour. (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Illinois lawmakers are poised to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, but that hasn't stopped one of the leading candidates for Chicago mayor from pushing for a faster path to that level. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a top contender in a crowded field to replace...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 14, 2019 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 4 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the border he's making an "end run around Congress." Pelosi says there's no crisis at the...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first two Democratic presidential debates for the 2020 election will have two heats with room for a total of 20 candidates who meet certain polling or grassroots fundraising thresholds. A senior Democratic National Committee official outlined the framework Thursday for the...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a statement in front of the 'Warsaw Uprising Monument' in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 14, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid homage Thursday to the suffering of the Jewish and Polish people under German occupation during World War II with visits to memorials honoring their suffering and heroism. The heavily symbolic visits to a city destroyed by Adolf Hitler's...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:54 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of judges has given final approval to a redrawn map for the Virginia House of Delegates in a protracted racial gerrymandering case. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the panel's 2-1 ruling Thursday ordered the state to adopt a map created by a court-appointed...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 photo, Rachel Sweet, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, watches at the Kansas Senate debates a resolution condemning New York's new abortion law, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. She says, "I think this about political grandstanding." (AP Photo/John Hanna)
February 14, 2019 - 1:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but aren't sure of their options because the state's legal climate is uncertain. So in the meantime, they're putting their energy into condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights. The Kansas...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event organized by the Museum of the City of New York with WNET-TV held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. Filmmakers from the Oscar nominated "RBG" film have been collecting signatures and get-well notes from Hollywood A-listers to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is recovering from lung cancer surgery. (AP Photo/Rebecca Gibian, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon. They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that's being overnighted to Ginsburg Thursday. The...
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