Government and politics

President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. From left, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, first lady Melania Trump, Trump, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 11, 2019 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement...
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In this Aug. 9, 2019 photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom, in Clear Lake, Iowa. As the U.S. economy flashes recession warning signs, Democratic presidential candidates are leveling pre-emptive blame on President Donald Trump. They argue that his aggressive and unpredictable tariff policies are to blame for gloomy economic forecasts. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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August 23, 2019 - 2:41 am
PROLE, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk. But he was quick to add that he was not hoping for the worst. "I never wish...
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FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising the stakes in a standoff over women's health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will leave the federal family planning program within days unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patients for abortions. Spokeswoman Erica...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. right, embraces Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., at a booth at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 13, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is planning to hold a reproductive rights town hall in St. Louis, home of Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic. A new state law bans most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. But the restrictions have yet to take...
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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, speaks at the AARP Presidential Forum at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement came after Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets supporters before walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 05, 2019 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says it would be "great" to have a female vice president, but he won't say whether he'd pick Sen. Kamala Harris for the No. 2 spot if he receives his party's nomination. In an interview aired Friday on CNN, Biden said, "I think it...
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President Donald Trump supporters show up for the President Donald J. Trump s Make America Great Again Rally at the Florida State Fair Grounds Expo Hall.
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June 18, 2019 - 12:17 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement in Florida on Tuesday are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what they say is a juxtaposition of the president's policies. Organizers of the "Win With...
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Marijuana and a gavel together for many legal concepts on the drug.
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May 31, 2019 - 4:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on the issue. Those 21 and older would be able to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Roy Moore speaks at a rally in Fairhope, Ala. President Donald Trump is warning that the “consequences will be devastating” if failed Alabama Republican Roy Moore runs again for a senate seat in 2020. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a 2017 special election amid sexual misconduct allegations which he denied. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:23 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the "consequences will be devastating" for his party and policies if Democrats retain the seat. Moore lost in the once-reliably...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tokyo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 24, 2019 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a "mostly protective" role as part of a build-up that began this month in...
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