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February 19, 2018

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  • Jeff Sessions weathers turbulent year as attorney general

    22 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attorney general for months after Sessions' decision to step aside from the intensifying Russia ...

  • 2 GOP senators: Party should consider returning Wynn money

    22 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators say their party should immediately consider returning contributions from casino mogul Steve Wynn in light of sexual harassment allegations against him. Wynn has been a prolific Republican donor. He led the Republican National Committee's fundraising ...

  • In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back

    22 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is aiming to use his first State of the Union address to note the economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats ...

  • Justice Ginsburg, nearing 85, signals she won't retire soon

    23 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals ...

  • Is this man the new best friend of illegal pot sellers?

    29 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Tax Commission approves new marijuana regulations","url":"https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jan/16/tax-commission-approves-new-marijuana-regulations/"},{"text":"Time for Heller to stand up to Sessions on marijuana","url":"https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jan/13/time-for-heller-to-stand-up-to-sessions-on-marijua/"},{"text":" Las Vegas plan to develop, open marijuana lounges on hold after Sessions’ move","url":"https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jan/09/las-vegas-plan-develop-open-marijuana-lounges-hold/"},{"text":"More marijuana coverage from the Sun","url":"https://lasvegassun.com/news/las-vegas-recreational-marijuana-laws/"}] Illegal pot producers and sellers have found ...

  • Trump says program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

    1 month, 6 days ago

    (AP) PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead," casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on ...

  • Why tax cuts are boosting stocks and who gains most

    1 month, 6 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers late last year rushed $1.5 trillion in tax cuts into law — the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code since 1986. Republicans assert that the plan will deliver stronger economic growth ...

  • Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

    1 month, 6 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years. The Associated Press on Saturday obtained details of ...

  • Recent events suggest Trump's Russia woes aren't going away

    1 month, 7 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Late last year, lawyers for President Donald Trump expressed optimism that special counsel Robert Mueller was nearing the end of his probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 election. But if there was hope in the White House ...

  • Trump sends Christmas greetings to US troops abroad

    1 month, 27 days ago

    (AP) PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is sending Christmas greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the world. From the Florida estate where Trump is spending the holidays, he spoke by video hook-up on Christmas Eve to members of the ...

  • New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

    1 month, 28 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they'll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done. And that won't be easy. Short of a few must-pass items, divisions within ...

  • Trump assails FBI leadership, touts loyalty to police

    2 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) QUANTICO, Va. — Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau's leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime. Trump ...

  • Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    2 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the ...

  • Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore

    2 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed ...

  • Trump calls FBI agent removed from Mueller probe 'tainted'

    2 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says a veteran FBI counterintelligence agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling was a "Tainted (no, very dishonest?)" agent. The president is suggesting the agency needs a dramatic ...

  • Trump says he never asked Comey to stop Flynn probe

    2 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday in a tweet that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, issuing a fresh denial amid a shifting timeline on when he may ...

  • Why Republicans who once fought budget debt now embrace it

    2 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — When did Republicans stop worrying and learn to love budget deficits? Over the next decade, their tax plan would add at least $1 trillion to the national debt. That would be on top of an additional $10 trillion ...

  • Longtime Michigan Rep. Sander Levin to retire

    2 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) LANSING, Mich.— Democratic Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, who has served in Congress for nearly 35 years, will not seek re-election to a 19th term. He plans to make the retirement announcement Sunday, including at his annual holiday party in ...

  • Trump presents his report card, passes with flying colors

    2 months, 28 days ago

    (AP) PALM BEACH, Fla.— President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done. Trump is telling followers in an early-morning holiday tweet that, "your Country is starting to do really well." He says: Jobs ...

  • Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

    3 months, 2 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There's even a designated "safe escape" door at ...

  • Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

    3 months, 2 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON— The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. President Donald Trump was inside the White House during the Sunday ...

  • Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

    3 months, 3 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by ...

  • Thurgood Marshall movie faithful to the facts, and the man

    3 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's widow, Cecilia, has seen two showings of the new movie "Marshall" about her late husband. She liked it, but had one observation about actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays the civil rights pioneer and ...

  • White House: Puerto Rico power contract a local issue

    3 months, 24 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House ...

  • Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in 'outlaw' behavior

    3 months, 24 days ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike. In ...

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