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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands in the door of Air Force One and watches President Donald Trump, as he arrives in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still struggles to have the same effect on the president himself. The White House is a less contentious place...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands in the door of Air Force One and watches President Donald Trump, as he arrives in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still struggles to have the same effect on the president himself. The White House is a less contentious place...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 5:30 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert southwest. Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect the...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 5:30 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert southwest. Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect the...
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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen greets garment workers during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Two Cambodian radio stations, known for their rare stances independent of government control, said Wednesday they were being forced to shut down their operations, shrinking the space left for political activity and free expression ahead of next year’s general election. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
August 23, 2017 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States strongly criticized Cambodia on Wednesday for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media — chastising a government whose leader says he shares President Donald Trump's disdain for the press. State Department...
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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen greets garment workers during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Two Cambodian radio stations, known for their rare stances independent of government control, said Wednesday they were being forced to shut down their operations, shrinking the space left for political activity and free expression ahead of next year’s general election. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
August 23, 2017 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States strongly criticized Cambodia on Wednesday for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media — chastising a government whose leader says he shares President Donald Trump's disdain for the press. State Department...
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