Politics of the United States

March 25, 2018 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is a former U.N. ambassador, a White House veteran —...
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February 19, 2018 - 8:31 pm
(AP) -- The Latest on Louisiana's special legislative session (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Louisiana's governor spent little of his special session speech focused on the type of taxes he wants passed to close a $1 billion budget gap. Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Monday he's "flexible" about...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:27 pm
(AP) - The Senate has blocked a bipartisan proposal that would have provided 1.8 million young immigrants a chance for citizenship and $25 billion for a border wall. The bill was crafted by moderate Republicans and Democrats billing themselves as the ``Common Sense Coalition.'' They described the...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:26 am
(AP) _ President Donald Trump says faith is ``central to American life and liberty.'' Trump on Thursday addressed the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile annual event that brings together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. He spoke about seeing the ``power of God's love'' in...
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February 07, 2018 - 12:16 pm
(AP) — The Senate’s top Republican says there’s Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the Senate floor by top Senate...
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February 07, 2018 - 10:23 am
(WWL.com) Republican U.S. Senator John Kennedy has joined Democratic Senator Tom Carper of Delaware in introducing the Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act. Kennedy says in 2015, the Social Security Administration made nearly ten-billion-dollars in improper payments. “The social...
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January 23, 2018 - 5:11 pm
(AP) _ President Donald Trump has nominated the wife of former U.S. Sen. David Vitter to serve as a federal judge in New Orleans. The White House on Tuesday announced Wendy Vitter's nomination for a seat on the bench in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Trump also nominated Robert Summerhays to...
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January 22, 2018 - 11:46 am
By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration...
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