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June 08, 2018 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening up about the advice it has given to lobbyists who work for foreign governments and political interests. For the first time, the public will be able to read advisory opinions provided to lobbyists about whether they need to register under the...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel, center seated, testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. A former employee of the committee has been arrested on charges of lying to the FBI about contacts he had with multiple reporters, federal prosecutors said Thursday, June 7, 2018. James A. Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee — one of multiple congressional panels investigating potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign — was indicted on three false statement counts after prosecutors say he misled agents about his relationships with reporters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 08, 2018 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee has been arrested on charges of lying to the FBI about contacts he had with multiple reporters, federal prosecutors said Thursday. James A. Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee — one of multiple...
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. . (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 07, 2018 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the North Korea summit (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will send his top diplomat to South Korea and China to brief other Asian nations after Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The State Department says...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. Sessions said in a letter to Congress on June 7, that President Donald Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and nearly did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 07, 2018 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, right, meets with Argentina's Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne, at the IMF in Washington. Argentina and the IMF have agreed on a $50 billion stand-by deal aimed at strengthening the South American country's economy, announced on Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 07, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Argentina and the International Monetary Fund agreed Thursday on a three-year $50 billion stand-by financing deal aimed at strengthening the South American country's economy and helping it fight inflation. The IMF said the staff-level agreement will be subject to approval by the...
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In this May 10, 2018 photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is agreeing with another senior House Republican who says there’s no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. The comments contradict Trump, who has insisted the agency planted a "spy for political reasons and to help Crooked Hillary win." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 07, 2018 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The Justice Department is conducting an investigation related to an unauthorized leak of information by a former staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee. That's...
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Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., arrives for a closed-door GOP meeting in the basement of the Capitol as the Republican leadership tries to reach a policy agreement between conservatives and moderates on immigration, in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Denham and other moderates need just two more GOP signatures on a petition to require immigration votes, assuming all Democrats sign on. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 07, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives is being discussed to help young "Dreamer" immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. It was unclear if the plan was a potential breakthrough in the GOP's long-running schism over immigration...
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, listens as Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference about a lawsuit filed on behalf of nearly 200 Members of Congress seeking 'to hold President Donald Trump accountable to the U.S. Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause,' Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Washington. Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 07, 2018 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge appeared to sympathize with the nearly 200 congressional Democrats suing President Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first presenting them to Congress and gaining their consent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet...
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President Donald Trump, right, listens as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 07, 2018 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump said Thursday that "attitude" is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Preparing to depart Washington for the...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing in April at the slowest pace in seven months, dragged by a big slowdown in the category that covers auto and student loans. The Federal Reserve says consumer debt rose $9.3 billion in April after a gain of $12.3 billion in March. It was the...
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