Legislation

In this photo taken July 4, 2018, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., shakes hands as she walks in the Johnson 4th of July Parade in Johnson, Wash. McMorris Rodgers has been sharply attacking Lisa Brown (not shown), her presumed Democratic opponent in the run-up to August's primary election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 27, 2018 - 2:31 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is sharply attacking her presumed Democratic opponent in the run-up to August's primary, calling Lisa Brown "dangerously liberal" as the incumbent heads into what is expected to be a tough re-election campaign. A television ad on...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on April 22, 2018, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Veselnitskaya, the Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent, worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, File)
July 27, 2018 - 3:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, transcripts...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on April 22, 2018, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Veselnitskaya, the Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent, worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, File)
July 26, 2018 - 6:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, transcripts...
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Ivanka Trump, right, and Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, center, look on as President Donald Trump holds up a "Make Our Farmers Great Again" hat during a roundtable discussion on workforce development at Northeast Iowa Community College, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Peosta, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 1:54 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming a trade breakthrough with European allies as he visits Iowa, a state where farmers are suffering under tariffs imposed by China in retaliation for Trump's protectionist policies...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:52 pm
ROME (AP) — A close adviser to Pope Francis has criticized legislation proposed by the right-wing League party that would require a crucifix to be displayed at public spaces and institutions, including ports and universities. The Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the Jesuit magazine Civilta Cattolica...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loyalty to President Donald Trump tops the Republican checklist in the governor's race in Tennessee, right up there with championing gun rights and low taxes and decrying abortion. In TV ads and debates, the four leading GOP candidates are lauding Trump and his wall-building...
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July 24, 2018 - 10:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Tuesday that she wants to enshrine into law federal recommendations to improve duck boat safety such as getting rid of canopies that can trap passengers if the vehicles sink, a move that comes after a deadly accident in...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks with members of Republican leadership, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to speak to the media, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 24, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian election interference (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell distanced Republicans from President Donald Trump's invitation for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington. McConnell said he and...
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July 24, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have launched an effort to expand the massive tax law they muscled through Congress last year, aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. The push before the midterm elections, which clicked...
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This July 17, 2018 photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. Eco-conscious San Francisco joins the city of Seattle in banning plastic straws, along with tiny coffee stirrers and cup pluggers, as part of an effort to reduce plastic waste. It also makes single-use food and drink side items available upon request and phases out the use of fluorinated wrappers and to-go containers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 24, 2018 - 3:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. The proposal, to be taken up by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, also would make the novel move to...
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