Executive branch

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds his son, Dutch, while speaking during his inauguration Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 11, 2019 - 7:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom held his toddler son during his inaugural address, spent nearly two hours discussing his state budget with reporters and engaged in two Twitter spats with the president. Newsom, 51, took office Monday and quickly dove into governing the nation's most...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores stop to greet flag-waving children upon arrival to the Supreme Court for Maduro's inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Maduro was sworn in to a second term amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis. Behind is Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 10, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela's leader Thursday, but his world just got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin America's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ralph Northam, center, arrives to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address during a joint session of the Virginia Legislature in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. On Thursday, Jan. 10, a federal judicial panel is reviewing proposals to redraw some state House districts that it determined were racially gerrymandered. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 10, 2019 - 1:58 pm
As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties. First up was a court hearing...
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President Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office of the White House as he gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 35.3 million people saw President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders speak to the nation on border security and the partial government shutdown. That's about 10 million fewer viewers than Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen company said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1991 file photo, then Attorney General nominee William Barr is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr once advised the U.S. government that it could attack Iraq without Congressional approval, arrest a deposed foreign dictator and capture suspects abroad without that country’s permission. Those decisions reflect a broad view of presidential power that Barr, President Donald Trump's pick to reclaim his old attorney general job, demonstrated at the Justice Department and in the years since. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
January 09, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr once advised that a president didn't need Congress' permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country's consent. It's an expansive view of presidential power and an...
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A man holds on to the border wall along the beach, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. Ready to make his case on prime-time TV, President Donald Trump is stressing humanitarian as well as security concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to convince America he must get funding for his long-promised border wall before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing missed paychecks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 08, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting for advantage in the government shutdown battle, President Donald Trump aimed to use a prime-time address Tuesday to convince Americans he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to resolve security and humanitarian problems he contends...
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January 02, 2019 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed dozens of President Donald Trump's nominees, a rare moment of bipartisan agreement as Congress prepares to wrap up its session. Senators late Wednesday approved a new Census director, a drug czar and some 15 ambassadors, including one to war-torn Yemen...
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With her husband, Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro in the background, Brazil's new first lady Michelle Bolsonaro gives a military salute from the Planalto Presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
January 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America's largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and put an end to business-as-usual governing. For the far-right former army captain, the...
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People hold a banner with a photo of Brazil's former army captain Jair Bolsonaro before the swearing-in ceremony, in front of the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brail, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. Once an outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing, Bolsonaro is taking office as Brazil's president Tuesday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
January 01, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The latest on the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil's new president (all times local): 4:50 p.m. New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. President Donald Trump are expressing mutual admiration on Twitter. Minutes after Bolsonaro took the oath of office and...
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A man stands on a pier with Alcatraz Island at rear in San Francisco, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. A partial federal shutdown has been put in motion because of gridlock in Congress over funding for President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall. The company that provides ferry services to Alcatraz Island kept its daytime tours but canceled its behind-the-scenes and night tours for Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 22, 2018 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible," although some roads at Rocky Mountain National Park are closed as snow goes unplowed. But, while...
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