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Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Thursday needed Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie on legislation to reverse an Obama administration rule protecting funds for Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers. TheShow More Summary

Pelosi backs Trump administration on debt ceiling increase

Treasury reset the debt ceiling at $19.8 trillion this month and Mnuchin has begun employing accounting gimmicks to permit the government to avoid defaulting on obligations such as interest payments, Social Security benefits and other payments.

Trump allies say they're active but were MIA on health care

Days after the health care effort failed in part because organized and well-funded opposition to the Trump-backed bill went unanswered by a serious campaign to sell it, three separate nonprofit groups led by former Trump advisers are...Show More Summary

Senate passes reversal of Obama rule for cities, counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has sent to President Donald Trump legislation to scrap a regulation encouraging cities and counties to set up retirement savings plans for some private-sector workers. The measure passed 50-49 Thursday would...Show More Summary

The Latest: Justice Department disagrees with court ruling

The DOJ says in a statement that Trump's "Executive Order falls squarely within his lawful authority in seeking to protect our Nation's security, and the Department will continue to defend this Executive Order in the courts." On Wednesday, U.S. Show More Summary

The Latest: Ryan says Congress awaiting new Russia documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee's hearing on Russian interference in last year's presidential election (all times local): Nunes met with a secret source on White House grounds last week to review classified material, which he says indicates that Trump associates' communications were captured in "incidental" surveillance of foreigners.

For Ivanka Trump, rising profile comes with backlash

Ivanka Trump, a first daughter with first-in-recent-history influence, has become fodder in a heated national conversation about gender politics and ideological beliefs. The decision was aimed at quieting ethics experts who noted her...Show More Summary

Amid US' Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict. The perception has intensified overseas...Show More Summary

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin among Trump's closest friends

Trump has had a rough few weeks, with fellow Republicans dooming a White House-backed health care plan, questions persisting about possible ties between his campaign and Russian interference in the election, and distracting feuds among...Show More Summary

Trump University lawsuits face final hurdle to settlement

Trump has paid $25 million into escrow to settle two federal class-action lawsuits before Curiel and a civil lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Simpson and a partner paid $35,000 in 2010 to enroll in Trump University's...Show More Summary

The Latest: Police ID woman who drove into Capitol cruiser

U.S. Capitol Police have identified a 20-year-old woman who they say crashed into a police cruiser and nearly hit several officers near the Capitol. A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police...Show More Summary

David Friedman sworn in as Trump's US ambassador to Israel

At his Senate confirmation hearing in February, Friedman acknowledged making comments about former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and liberal Jewish advocacy groups that some critics felt were incendiary. The son of an Orthodox rabbi, Friedman has been a fervent supporter of Israeli settlements and an opponent of Palestinian statehood.

Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's election. The...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Trump previously announced she was getting a West Wing office and a security clearance, but would not officially join the administration. Trump attorney Jamie Gorelick said she will file the financial disclosures required of federal employees and will be bound by ethics rules.

AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

Since the Republicans' coverage bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of Trump's first major legislative initiative, the president has sent conflicting signals about trying again and left people guessing about whetherShow More Summary

Lara Trump hired by Trump campaign's digital vendor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The digital vendor for President Donald Trump's political campaign has hired a new senior consultant: his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump. Parscale's firm also serves as the data and digital provider for America First Policies, a nonprofit group started earlier this year to back Trump's presidential agenda.

How the AP-NORC poll on health care was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on health care reform was conducted by NORC on March 23-27. The original sample was drawn from respondents selected randomly from NORC's National Frame based on address-based sampling and recruited by mail, email, telephone and face-to-face interviews.

Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

O'Rourke also said he has spoken with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, who oversees the party's recruitment efforts. The 44-year-old three-term House member would come in as an underdog in Republican-leaning Texas, where Cruz won 56 percent of the vote in his first Senate election in 2012.

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on lawsuits over Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The U.S. Show More Summary

Trump vows to step up efforts to combat drug addiction

Christie, who has made the issue of addiction a centerpiece of his own administration, chaired Trump's presidential transition team before he was unceremoniously replaced by incoming Vice President Mike Pence. Last month, he signed legislation...Show More Summary

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