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  • Approach to the law makes Gorsuch good fit for Supreme Court

    4 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/editorials/"},{"text":"Columnists - local and syndicated writers","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/columnists/"},{"text":"Letters to the editor - readers' views","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/letters/"},{"text":"Write a letter to the editor","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/contact/letters/"}] Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, will be a worthy heir to the ...

  • Say no to Gorsuch, whose manifesto bodes ill for climate change fight

    4 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/editorials/"},{"text":"Columnists - local and syndicated writers","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/columnists/"},{"text":"Letters to the editor - readers' views","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/letters/"},{"text":"Write a letter to the editor","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/contact/letters/"}] Judge Neil Gorsuch was not on President Donald Trump’s first list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Gorsuch did, however, ...

  • No matter the issue, Trump knows a guy

    13 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump knows a guy. No matter what issue Trump is addressing, he seems either to know somebody with a relevant personal experience or he's got a firsthand tale to recount. When he met airline CEOs on ...

  • Trump cites voter fraud in NH without providing evidence

    13 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has revived groundless claims of voter fraud, arguing in a lunch meeting with senators that he and former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte would have won in New Hampshire if not for voters bused in from ...

  • Mexico gets Trump's trade ire. Japan and Germany, a pass

    13 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump rages about unfair trading practices, he usually directs his ire at China and Mexico. By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The focus on China is understandable: The U.S. trade deficit in goods ...

  • At liberal Columbia U, Gorsuch raised a conservative voice

    19 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) As a conservative student at Columbia University in the mid-1980s, future Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was a political odd man out, and he was determined to speak up. "It is not fashionable at Columbia to be anything other than ...

  • A look at the reported top contenders for the Supreme Court

    26 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) A look at Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor, the federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Each was appointed to the appellate bench by ...

  • Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

    1 month, 1 day ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system. The investigation, he said, will look at those registered to vote in ...

  • Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

    1 month, 1 day ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground. Details of ...

  • Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'

    1 month, 3 days ago

    (AP) MOSCOW— Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow. Medvedev ...

  • Analysis: Trump promises big change, picks small fights

    1 month, 3 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump won the White House promising big changes to the nation's economy, health care system and foreign policy. He spent his first full day in office picking small fights. Trump turned what was intended to be a ...

  • Trump wraps up pomp, turns to governing

    1 month, 4 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump wrapped up the ceremony of his inauguration and shifted to governing, he signaled he intends to move quickly to make a clean break from the Obama administration. Trump spent his first night in the ...

  • British PM confident Trump recognizes NATO value

    1 month, 4 days ago

    (AP) LONDON — Britain's prime minister says she's confident President Donald Trump understands the strategic value of the NATO alliance. Theresa May tells the Financial Times that Trump "recognized the importance and significance of NATO." The new U.S. president has alarmed ...

  • Women descend on DC a day after anarchists create chaos

    1 month, 5 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — A day after self-described anarchists created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency. Organizers of Saturday's ...

  • Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

    1 month, 10 days ago

    (AP) The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the ...

  • Warren embraces her role as a top Democratic foil to Trump

    1 month, 10 days ago

    (AP) BOSTON — Donald Trump's election has propelled Sen. Elizabeth Warren into an even sharper partisan spotlight as she embraces her role as a top Democratic foil to the Republican president-elect. In just the past few weeks, Warren has penned a ...

  • A young ex-president, Obama poised for a busy retirement

    1 month, 11 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — For Barack Obama, there's a presidential library to build, hundreds of millions of dollars to raise, causes to champion and a book to write. And don't forget that long-promised vacation with his wife. Looming retirement is looking like ...

  • Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

    1 month, 11 days ago

    (AP) Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump. Holliday, best known for her ...

  • Many motivations drive women to D.C. for inauguration protest

    1 month, 11 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10. When throngs of women from around the nation converge on Washington for a march on the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, they will arrive driven ...

  • Trump unleashes Twitter attack against congressional critic Lewis

    1 month, 11 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Donald Trump is lashing out at a Georgia congressman who described the Republican as an illegitimate president. Trump tweeted on Saturday that Democrat John Lewis "should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is ...

  • GOP Congress feels it has mandate to undo Obama's agenda

    1 month, 23 days ago

    (AP) Republicans' grip on all levers of power stands as a mandate to the GOP-led Congress, which will move swiftly to try to undo eight years of outgoing President Barack Obama's agenda. With Republican President-elect Donald Trump just weeks away from ...

  • Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

    1 month, 27 days ago

    (AP) HONOLULU — Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years. In a stunning embrace of a ...

  • With Ivanka Trump, the role of first daughter may evolve

    2 months, 9 days ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa — With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of a first daughter could get a major makeover. She was a key player in her father's winning campaign, and people are closely watching the next moves by President-elect ...

  • Trump wants S.C. Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be his budget director

    2 months, 9 days ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As he prepared for the final stop on his postelection "thank you" tour, President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday announced his pick for White House budget director, a tough-on-spending conservative congressman who advocates balancing the federal ...

  • High, consistent education standards give military families a fighting chance

    2 months, 15 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/editorials/"},{"text":"Columnists - local and syndicated writers","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/columnists/"},{"text":"Letters to the editor - readers' views","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/letters/"},{"text":"Write a letter to the editor","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/contact/letters/"}] Imagine how your son or daughter’s education would be affected if they had to attend six to nine schools ...

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