Politics

January 16, 2019 - 5:18 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks to reporters as she leaves an event with furloughed federal workers amid the partial government shutdown, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 16, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide...
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This image released by CBS shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D- N.Y. with host Stephen Colbert during a taping of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in New York. The New York Democrat announced that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for President in 2020. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two...
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Gayle Bell is handed four free meals courtesy of Stouffer's, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Solon, Ohio. Bell has worked for the Department of Treasury for five years. The partial government shutdown has generated an outpouring of generosity to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 16, 2019 - 1:27 pm
What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 26: WHAT'S NEW House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29. Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland...
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Julian Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, speaks at Saint Anselm College, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
January 16, 2019 - 12:34 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes "everyone counts" and accused the Trump administration of "picking and choosing" who has chances to succeed. The 44-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, the shadow of a worker falls on a fence at the construction site of a convenience store in Victorville, Calif. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. The Beige Book is based on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered along with other data when Fed policymakers meet next. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says business contacts in many regions of the country expressed less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury's decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just...
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Ruben Kihuen
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January 16, 2019 - 10:27 am
Former Nevada Democratic congressman Ruben Kihuen is running for a seat on the Las Vegas City Council.
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In this Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 file photo, a supporter of Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj holds a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest In Belgrade, Serbia. Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. and the West of destabilizing the Balkans with NATO expansion policies as Serbia prepares a hero's welcome for the Russian president. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
January 16, 2019 - 5:24 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. and the West of destabilizing the Balkans with NATO expansionist policies as Serbia prepares a hero's welcome for the Russian president. Putin arrives in Serbia on Thursday for his fourth visit to the Balkan country since 2001. Serbia has...
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January 16, 2019 - 4:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The creative team that brought you the best-selling parody of the Pence family rabbit has a new book coming. Writer Jill Twiss and illustrator EG Keller are collaborating on "The Someone New," HarperCollins Children's Books announced Wednesday. Scheduled for June 4, the book is a...
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