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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2018 file photo, traffic moves slowly during a winter storm in downtown Bismarck, N.D. It is illegal in North Dakota to idle an unattended vehicle but the law is widely ignored in a state known for its brutal winters.Republican Rep. Daniel Johnston is sponsoring a bill that would make it legal for residents to routinely warm up their vehicles in the winter without being in them. The proposed measure would reverse a law on the books since the 1940s that he says the law goes against the will of the people. The current law carries a maximum $1,500 fine and 30 days in jail. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
January 04, 2019 - 3:52 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When the winds howl and the bone-numbing cold sets in, scores of North Dakotans willingly become lawbreakers by warming up their vehicles without being in them, ignoring a potential $1,500 state fine and 30 days in jail. "It's ineffective. The people ignore it. Let's get rid...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Democrats, now in the majority, unveil a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington" and aims to reduce the role of money in politics, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. She is joined from left by Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 04, 2019 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday unveiled a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington" and aims to reduce the role of money in politics. The bill, among the first to be considered as Democrats take control of the...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, joined at right by Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., pushes back on President Donald Trump's demand to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border with the partial government shutdown in its second week, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2019 - 10:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On their first day in the majority, House Democrats on Thursday night passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall. The largely party-line votes came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room...
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FILE - This July 14, 2018 file photo shows gamblers placing bets on sports events at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., on the day it opened. The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
January 02, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don't bet on it. Just look to the states that...
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The Capitol is seen as New Year's Day comes to a close with the partial government shutdown in its second week, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The new House majority led by Democrat Nancy Pelosi gavels into session this week with legislation ready to end the government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 01, 2019 - 11:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited congressional leaders to a White House briefing on border security as the partial government shutdown dragged on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting, "Let's make a deal?" The briefing will happen at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday,...
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The Capitol is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, as a partial government shutdown heads into a second week, Friday night, Dec. 28, 2018. Both chambers of Congress are gone, likely leaving the impasse till next week when the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 31, 2018 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington. The House is...
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FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2018, file photo Governor-elect Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's new legislative session begins Jan. 7 with Democrats still seething over a Republican lame-duck session that weakened incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' powers. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
December 30, 2018 - 1:16 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's new legislative session begins Jan. 7 with Democrats still seething over a Republican lame-duck session that weakened incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' powers. With divided control for the first time in a decade, there's fear that partisan gridlock and infighting...
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A statue of Benjamin Franklin is seen in an empty corridor outside the Senate at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, during a partial government shutdown. Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours' notice before having to return for a vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 27, 2018 - 6:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days, maybe four. That's how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he's struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage contractor sidelined from his job as an office worker...
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Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 22, 2018 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:40 Democratic leaders say the government has shut down because President Donald Trump threw a "temper tantrum." Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say Trump "has...
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Sen Pat Colbeck, R-Canton is stocked-up with popcorn, but holds his head in his hands, facing a long night as the Michigan senate considers a flurry of bills on what should be the last day of the "lame duck" session, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 10:10 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans voted early Friday to toughen rules for ballot drives and to give themselves the authority to intervene in court cases, capping a contentious post-election legislative session that critics blasted as diluting the power of voters and incoming Democratic...
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