Executive branch

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions from reporters, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 18, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The allegation, if true, was extraordinary: The White House, in leaking the travel plans of members of Congress, put the safety of the speaker of the House in jeopardy. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2019 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) is accusing the White House of leaking information about her planned congressional trip to Afghanistan and saying it's "very irresponsible on the part...
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President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 17, 2019 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are both flexing their political powers as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled. Trump issued a letter to...
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A portion of a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 in Washington. A day after Pelosi sought to delay President Trump’s State of Union address amid their government shutdown clash, the president flexed his executive power right back, denying her an aircraft for a planned trip abroad. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
January 17, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft for a planned trip abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address amid their government shutdown clash. The nation's two...
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A portion of a letter sent to President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Washington. Pelosi has asked President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation, set for Jan. 29, until the government reopens. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
January 16, 2019 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The State of the Union speech could become a casualty of the partial government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 address. Pelosi is citing...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks to reporters as she leaves an event with furloughed federal workers amid the partial government shutdown, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 16, 2019 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, defendant Micheail Ward appears just before closing arguments in his case during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Ward faces more than 50 years in prison during his sentencing hearing Monday, Jan 14, 2019. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Pool, File)
January 14, 2019 - 4:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has imposed an 84-year prison sentence on a Chicago man who fatally shot a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at President Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration festivities. Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford handed down the sentence to 24-year-old Micheail Ward on...
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Gov. Laura Kelly, right, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, left, on the Statehouse steps in Topeka, Kan., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly's husband Ted Daugherty, center, holds a Bible for the ceremony. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 14, 2019 - 2:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor called Monday for the state to "forge a new chapter" of bipartisanship, arguing as she took office that the Statehouse had lost the "spirit of neighbor-helping-neighbor" under her Republican predecessors. Laura Kelly was sworn in as the state's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, agents help sign people up for insurance through the Covered California exchange at their storefront on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach, Calif. In his initial actions, newly elected California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to expand Medicaid to those in the country illegally up to age 26, implement a mandate that everyone buy insurance or face a fine, and consolidate the state's prescription drug purchases in the hope that it will dramatically lower costs. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, File)
January 12, 2019 - 6:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Riding the momentum from November's elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in for...
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Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly delivers a speech during a public session with opposition members, at a street in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress says that with the nation's backing he's ready to take on Nicolas Maduro's presidential powers and call new elections.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 11, 2019 - 8:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress said Friday that he is prepared to step into the nation's presidency temporarily to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere. National Assembly President...
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