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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Senators on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 04, 2018 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the deadline clock ticking, President Donald Trump on Thursday huddled with Republican lawmakers and invited a bipartisan group to the White House next week to try to work out a deal on immigration. Lawmakers have been trying to come up with a plan Trump will agree to that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 04, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican House members are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, criticizing his Justice Department for not cooperating with Congress and for leaks related to its Russia investigation. Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio criticized...
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Democratic candidate for the 94th House of Delegates seat, Shelly Simonds, right, speaks to the media as her husband, Paul Danehy, left, and daughter, Georgia Danehy, center, look on after a drawing to determine the winner of a tied election at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Republican Delegate David Yancey won the drawing. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 04, 2018 - 3:33 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans cheered Thursday when their candidate won a state House of Delegates race by luck of the draw, having his name chosen first out of ceramic bowl. But inside a conference room in Richmond's Capitol Square, where the drawing was held, it was all agony of...
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January 04, 2018 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and discussions with lawmakers about immigration (all times local): 12:03 p.m. President Donald Trump says that so-called chain migration provides "a gateway for terrorism." He made the comment as he sat down Thursday with Republican senators...
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Opponents of demonstrators urging the Democratic Party to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) stand outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. California has the largest number of people who are affected by the law, also known as the Dream Act.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
January 04, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new deadline approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Democrats' inaction has enraged liberal activists, who have shifted their anger away from the Republicans who...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters about ongoing budget negotiations, in Olympia, Wash. As chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Inslee will be working to elect governors from his party this year to counteract the Republican dominance in state legislatures. Governors in most states are key to the redistricting process that will follow the 2020 Census. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)
January 03, 2018 - 6:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Buoyed by a string of electoral victories during President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democrats will wage a renewed battle this year to wrest control of Congress from Republicans. Yet the contests with the greatest long-term consequences could be listed...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., walks up a flight of stairs as he arrives at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Ryan is meeting with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Legislative Director Marc Short and Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 03, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and top congressional leaders from both major parties issued upbeat assessments Wednesday after a Capitol Hill meeting in which they forged progress on a stack of unfinished Washington business, starting with a hoped-for bipartisan budget deal. The session in the...
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, administers the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber to Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., second from left, with his wife Louise Jones, second from right, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. They are joined at far left by their son Christopher Jones, and son Carson Jones, center. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election to take the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2018 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama was sworn into office Wednesday, shrinking the Senate's Republican majority and leading lawmakers of both parties to plead for more bipartisanship as Congress tackles pressing issues in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. Vice President Mike Pence...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, as White House officials plan to meet with the Republican and Democratic leaders of both chambers to discuss the budget. Two new senators are being sworn in today, Minnesota Lt. Gov.Tina Smith, a Democrat, will take over from Al Franken who resigned, and Senator-elect Doug Jones, a Democrat of Alabama, succeeds Luther Strange. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2018 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19. Looking to prevent a closure of...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, a customer, bottom, pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. U.S. President Donald Trump appears to believe that his tax cuts will start an economic renaissance. The tax cuts were sold as a way to spending on cars, appliances, home projects and splurges out at restaurants. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 03, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are right, the $1.5 trillion tax cut plan they sped into law last month will make individuals and businesses more prosperous. Paychecks will grow. Stocks will surge further. Consumers will spend more. The economy will accelerate...
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