Politics

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June 19, 2019 - 2:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade's absence, the case for reparations is returning to Capitol Hill, this time amid a growing discussion in the Democratic Party about what the country might owe to the descendants of slaves in the United States. Actor and activist Danny Glover and writer Ta-...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2019 - 1:55 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for...
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June 18, 2019 - 2:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) — A St. Louis judge says Missouri's Republican-led Legislature cannot cut off funding to abortion providers and their affiliates. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge David Dowd on Friday ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood. The organization sued in February against efforts...
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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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Kevin Killeen
June 17, 2019 - 3:38 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A 30-page indictment of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's investigator in the Eric Greitens case casts a harsh light on Gardner herself, although she is not charged. The seven-count indictment accuses Gardner's investigator, former FBI agent William Tisaby, of lying under oath and...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit to Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike at Canal Point, Fla. Florida was a bright spot for Republicans in an otherwise bleak 2018, seemingly immune to headwinds faced by the GOP in other historic battlegrounds from President Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency. But ahead of the 2020 election, Democrats aren’t giving up hope on the Sunshine State, seeking to inject new peril to Trump’s path to another term in office. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 17, 2019 - 1:54 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and...
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FILE - In this Saturday June 7, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli addresses the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va. President Donald Trump’s anointment of Cuccinelli as acting head of a major federal immigration agency has prompted muttering from Republican senators whose job descriptions include confirming top administration aides. But it’s not gone beyond muttering. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans of the confirmation process and analysts say he’s placed acting officials in key posts in significantly higher numbers than his recent predecessors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 17, 2019 - 1:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans...
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President Donald Trump welcomes White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to the stage as he pauses from speaking about second chance hiring to publicly thank the outgoing press secretary in the East Room of the White House, Thursday June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2019 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced. Trump said Thursday...
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June 12, 2019 - 3:15 pm
By SUMMER BALLENTINE JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court to force...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
June 12, 2019 - 2:36 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly laid into each other while traveling Tuesday in the battleground state of Iowa, unleashing verbal attacks that at times felt more appropriate for the final weeks before Election Day than a lazy summer about...
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