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Park Ranger Amy Fink carries cones to use in the Bear Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Estes Park, Colo. Despite a government shutdown, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Yosemite National Park in California were open, but few Park Service staff were available to help visitors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 20, 2018 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure, Republicans and Democrats are battling over spending and immigration. But they're also battling over blame. On Day One of a government shutdown, both parties on Saturday launched a frantic messaging campaign aimed at mitigating the political blowback. The side that gets...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference in Union Beach, N.J. In a Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, court filing, the government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury on Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him. Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will seek a retrial of the Democratic senator, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the government's announcement that it will retry Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, says he expects to be "vindicated again"...
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President Donald Trump reacts on seeing visitors to the White House as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. en route to Bedminster, N.J., for vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a he said-he said thing. Donald Trump once promised to be "very restrained" on Twitter — "if I use it at all." He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an "excellent guy" — until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The president backed...
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President Donald Trump speaks at H&K Equipment Company on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Coraopolis, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 18, 2018 - 6:46 pm
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump waded into a potentially risky race on Thursday, throwing his support behind a Pennsylvania Republican in a contest widely viewed as a test of whether his party can stave off Democratic 2018 gains. Speaking at a Pittsburgh-area factory, Trump praised...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Organizers say Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address the 2018 March for Life gathering, speaking live from the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 18, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation. The events kick off Friday with the March for Life in Washington, the biggest yearly...
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President Donald Trump takes tour of H&K Equipment Company with owners Peter Cicero and George Koch, right, during a visit to promote his tax and economic plan, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Coraopolis, Pa. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin follows at far left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 18, 2018 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee's private interview with President Donald Trump's longtime spokeswoman Hope Hicks has been delayed. Hicks had been scheduled to testify Friday,...
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January 18, 2018 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The White House says that, despite the president's tweet, he is not going to Pennsylvania Thursday to campaign for a congressional candidate there. President Donald Trump tweeted earlier...
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In this undated photo provided by the Patty for Senate Campaign, Patty Schachtner, the St. Croix County medical examiner and Somerset school board member, poses for a photo. Schachtner knocked off state Rep. Adam Jarchow in the Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, special election for a Wisconsin state Senate seat. Schachtner's victory in a traditionally conservative part of the state, and one that went strongly for President Donald Trump in 2016, is being treated by Democrats as a positive sign for the November election. (Patty for Senate Campaign via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 10:58 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district. Patty Schachtner's victory Tuesday over state Rep. Adam Jarchow marks...
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2018 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope that a compromise with Congress on the thorny issue is...
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