Politics

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  • By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically affect rural and minority communities, eventually forcing some local television and radio stations to close, the corporation's president and chief execut…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had a hand in last week's grant of $100 million to address the lead in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite a report that seeks to give Trump credit for the funding. The report also says Obama refused…

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either.

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House when it became clear there weren't enough votes fo…

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  • By SAM HANANEL Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.

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  • By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city's top prosecutor accepted more than $100,000 in luxury gifts, Caribbean trips and cash, often in exchange for official favors including help with a court case, according to a bribery and extortion indictment unsealed Tuesday.

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  • By MICHAEL CATALINI Associated Press
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Joe Piscopo won't run as a Republican in New Jersey's upcoming governor's race, but the comedian best known for his Frank Sinatra impression on "Saturday Night Live" says he is "more serious than ever" about joining the field as an independent.

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Washington's day of high-stakes political drama on Monday played out much differently depending on where motivated television viewers decided to get their news.

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  • By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press
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CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation, but back home they rate little more than a shrug.

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  • By JULIE WATSON Associated Press
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps no longer needs just a "Few Good Men" as it looks to diversify. The elite force — embroiled in a scandal of online nude photo sharing — is highlighting how its warriors are also good citizens in an ad campaign aimed at millennials.

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  • By BILL BARROW Associated Press
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ATLANTA (AP) — The postelection dominoes of President Donald Trump's administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the House, and that means five special elections in the coming months.

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  • By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Whenever Donald Trump fumes about "fake news" or labels the press "the enemy of the people," First Amendment scholar David L. Hudson Jr. hears echoes of other presidents — but a breadth and tone that are entirely new.

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  • By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before…

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  • By JOHN HANNA AP Political Writer
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When he was one of the nation's most powerful governors, Sam Brownback could ask fellow Kansas Republicans to slash income taxes and they fell into line. He made the state a lab for conservative ideas, and lawmakers faced serious risks if they balked at his demands.