Government and politics

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands next to the podium while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 19, 2017 - 10:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania are attending a gala at the Embassy of Kuwait benefiting the U.N. refugee agency. Melania Trump is being honored by the Kuwait-American...
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Former President Barack Obama, left, laughs with Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam during a rally in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 19, 2017 - 10:23 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of "division" and "fear" while rallying on Thursday with party's candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey. "Why are we deliberately trying to misunderstand each other, and be cruel to each...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 19, 2017 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code for...
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October 19, 2017 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate's top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night. But the speaker's top target, as he faced hundreds of New York's elite at a charity dinner that celebrates irreverence, was President Donald Trump himself. Ryan...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 19, 2017 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times EDT): 9:30 p.m. The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters as he heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 19, 2017 - 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans sought changes that could threaten Democratic...
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These images provided by the U.S. Army show, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. All four were killed in Niger, when a joint patrol of American and Niger forces was ambushed by militants believed linked to the Islamic State group. (U.S. Army via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Eric Trump, left, fixes his tie as Lara Trump, right, smiles while they tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," at the Fox Studios in New York. The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump has already sprung to life two-and-a-half years before his name appears again on any ballot. The campaign is pushing its own online news source to counteract what it believes is an oppositional media. And its face is a rising star in the president's orbit: his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
October 19, 2017 - 8:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An image of an American flag waves and the graphic promises "Real News Update." The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, already sprung to life two-and-a-half years before his name is back on the ballot, is pushing its own online news source to counteract what it believes...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, speaks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, right, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to a European Union summit Thursday with a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 19, 2017 - 7:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to start discussing a future trade deal by December. May used a dinner at a Brussels summit of the 28-...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pauses as he speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 19, 2017 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing monologue Thursday about the reality and pain of...
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