Politics

August 02, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season vote on blocking a Trump administration rule allowing insurers to sell short-term plans that are cheaper but skimpier than allowed under the Obama health care law, party leaders said Thursday. Though the effort has a chance of passing...
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August 02, 2018 - 9:14 am
The number of registered voters increased slightly last month as political parties and activists on the left and right work to boost their numbers ahead of this year's midterm elections.
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Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File
August 02, 2018 - 9:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller is considered the most vulnerable incumbent...
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President Donald Trump points up to heaven as he speaks during a meeting with inner city pastors in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 02, 2018 - 7:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In negotiations over a possible interview by prosecutors, special counsel Robert Mueller's team has offered the White House format changes, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of President Donald Trump or accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed more than 30 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” behavior and appeared to be fake. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:46 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event's page this week, saying it and others had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social media platform. The company said the page — one of 32 pages...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, demonstrators holds signs as they gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Worried by the prospect of a reconfigured court, abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to ensure access to abortion for women who might be affected by a new wave of bans and restrictions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level bans and restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court. The efforts include boosting financial aid for women needing to travel long...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives for a child custody trial at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. The music streaming service Spotify says it has removed some episodes of “The Alex Jones Show” podcast for violating its hate content policy. The company said late Wednesday that it takes reports of hate content seriously and reviews any podcast or song reported by customers. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 1:11 am
The music streaming service Spotify says it has removed some episodes of "The Alex Jones Show" podcast for violating its hate content policy. The move followed a backlash on social media. "We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our...
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August 01, 2018 - 9:34 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Amid the "Trump 2020" placards, the "Women for Trump" signs and the "CNN SUCKS" T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump's Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People wore T-shirts with the letter emblazoned on the front. Others carried...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 01, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The White House says that President Donald Trump's criticisms of the special counsel's Russia probe is not obstruction. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed more than 30 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” behavior and appeared to be fake. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 01, 2018 - 5:09 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event's page this week, saying it and others had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social media platform. The company said the page — one of 32 pages...
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