Friday, July 28, 2017

Politics of the United States

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets with the Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten in Sydney, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, Pool)

BY KRISTEN GELINEAU and KEN THOMAS SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Australia’s prime minister swept aside any lingering tensions Saturday over an Obama era agreement on the resettlement of refugees, joining forces to urge China to ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY ERICA WERNER and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Neil Gorsuch emphasized “the importance of an independent judiciary” on Monday in opening remarks to a Senate Judiciary Committee bitterly divided over his nomination to the Supreme Court. “Under our ...
A mock North Korea's Scud-B missile, center left, and South Korean missiles are displayed at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

BY ROBERT BURNS SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis on Thursday criticized North Korea for provocative acts and said he would consult with South Korean and Japanese officials about ...
In this photo taken Jan. 27, 2017, Carolyn Clow stands in front of the McFarland, Wis. Municipal Center in McFarland, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

BY NICHOLAS RICCARDI Donald Trump’s surprise win in November lit a fire under Carolyn Clow, a county purchasing agent in Madison, Wisconsin. On Saturday, she attended her first in a series of classes on how to run for office. “If ...
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses Lamfalussy Lectures Conference organized by the Hungarian central bank, the National Bank of Hungary, in a hotel in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

BY PABLO GORONDI BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — President Donald Trump’s position that all countries have the right to put their own interests first was the key phrase of his inaugural address, the prime minister of Hungary said Monday. Prime Minister ...
Wayne Williams, Colorado's secretary of state, speaks after arguments in a lawsuit were heard Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, outside the federal courthouse in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BY NICHOLAS RICCARDI DENVER (AP) — A federal judge dealt a severe setback Monday to a longshot plan to deny Donald Trump the presidency through the Electoral College, refusing to suspend a Colorado law requiring the state’s nine electors to ...
Vice President Joe Biden speaks about sound financial sector regulation at Georgetown University in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it’s no. The Democrat told Stephen Colbert on CBS’ “Late Show” Tuesday, “I don’t plan on running again, but ...
In this Spet. 19, 2015, file photo Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., is seen during a congressional panel at the 2016 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Mackinac Island, Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping biomedical bill glided toward House passage Wednesday that would help drug and medical device companies win swifter government approval of their products, boost disease research and drug-abuse spending and revamp federal mental ...
In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, supporters cheer for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY ADAM GELLER When a South Carolina congressman shouted “You lie!” during a speech by President Barack Obama in 2009, House members rebuked him for violating norms of civility. After this year’s presidential campaign, the idea that people were once ...
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