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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:53 PM EDT

Pressure on Maine Politicians Ahead of Healthcare Vote

Pressure on Maine Politicians Ahead of Healthcare Vote

House Republicans are carefully counting their votes, approaching a critical health care debate. But one Congressman from Maine hasn’t said how he’ll vote on the American Health Care Act, the House GOP proposal...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:32 PM EDT

Feds: Trump Hotel in D.C. Doesn't Violate Government Lease

Feds: Trump Hotel in D.C. Doesn't Violate Government Lease

The federal agency overseeing President Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., ruled his election as president doesn't violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 06:15 PM EDT

White House Defends GOP Lawmaker's Decision to Brief Trump

White House Defends GOP Lawmaker's Decision to Brief Trump

The White House on Thursday defended the House intelligence committee chairman's extraordinary decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intelligence intercepts, even as...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:14 PM EDT

FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

Federal officials took a step Thursday toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates. The Federal Communications Commission in Washington...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 03:41 PM EDT

Congressman Mourning Wife Cancels DC Trip After Health Vote Postponed

Congressman Mourning Wife Cancels DC Trip After Health Vote Postponed

Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, who is mourning the loss of his wife after she passed away last week, was going to fly to Washington, D.C. for the vote on the new GOP health care plan, but has changed his travel plans...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:00 PM EDT

Senate Votes to Undo Privacy Rules that Protect User Data

Senate Votes to Undo Privacy Rules that Protect User Data

The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 03:51 PM EDT

AP Exclusive: US Probe of Ex-Trump Aide Extends to Cyprus

AP Exclusive: US Probe of Ex-Trump Aide Extends to Cyprus

The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:01 PM EDT

Hawaii Republican Resigns From Party After Criticizing Trump

Hawaii Republican Resigns From Party After Criticizing Trump

A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump resigned Wednesday from the Republican Party. Rep. Beth Fukumoto said...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:01 PM EDT

Trump and His Unachieved Achievements: Fact Check

Trump and His Unachieved Achievements: Fact Check

President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government over the previous administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 05:16 PM EDT

AP Sources: US to Recommend Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

AP Sources: US to Recommend Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. Two officials say Undersecretary of State for...

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