Legislation

In this Sept. 15, 2018, photo, Democratic candidate for Georgia Secretary of State John Barrow greets people outside Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus before an NCAA college football game between Georgia and Middle Tennessee in Athens, Ga. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams is gaining national attention for her potential to become America’s first black female governor. Barrow’s campaign for secretary of state is notable for a different reason. He’s the most prominent white man running as a Democrat in Georgia this year. And it’s a tricky balancing act. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 28, 2018 - 9:05 pm
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — At the annual fundraising gala for Bulloch County Democrats, one orator after another roused the crowd with criticism of President Donald Trump and tributes to the most diverse, liberal ticket the Georgia Democratic Party has ever assembled for a statewide election. "We're...
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President Donald Trump gestures after giving his speech at a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 25, 2018 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions against Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist group behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings. Speaking Thursday at a White House event marking the 35th anniversary of the attack that killed 241 Marines, Trump said...
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October 25, 2018 - 1:29 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American. "I was ashamed. It wasn't right, what they were...
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President Donald Trump listens as first lady Melania Trump speaks during an event on the opioid crisis, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is signing bipartisan legislation to confront the opioid crisis — the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in U.S. history. Trump on Wednesday said that "together we are going to end the scourge of drug addiction in America," or at least do everything possible...
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U.S. National security adviser John Bolton adjusts his glasses while speaking to the media after his talks with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Bolton said that Washington hasn't yet made up its mind on further sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Aida Sultanova)
October 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the administration hasn't made up its mind about imposing more sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-spy in England. John Bolton said Wednesday the administration is "still considering what we may be...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, exits a secure area to speak to reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in the November midterms, but they would have to be selective in what they investigate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 22, 2018 - 5:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel...
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October 21, 2018 - 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Since Donald Trump took office, America’s exports of liquid natural gas and crude oil have surged, rivaling the likes of Saudi Arabia and Russia. To achieve “energy dominance,” the Trump administration has taken its cues from an unlikely source: the Obama administration. (AP photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. "We're sharing our energy bounty with the world," Perry...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during as he reviews border wall prototypes, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. Congress is heading toward a post-election showdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall, as GOP leaders signal they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a top White House priority. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 13, 2018 - 6:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a signing ceremony for the "Save Our Seas Act of 2018" in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defended continuing huge sales of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia on Thursday despite rising pressure from lawmakers to punish the kingdom over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who lived in the United States and is now feared dead. As senators pushed for...
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