Government policy

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years studiously avoiding any public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. That public show of unity ended emphatically when Trump announced he would be withdrawing U.S. forces from northern Syria in advance of an impending Turkish military operation against Syrian Kurdish militia fighters. Graham, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas all joined Democratic colleagues in publicly criticizing the idea, with Graham even going on Fox News to label the decision “short-sighted and irresponsible.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 08, 2019 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years studiously avoiding any public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. That public show of unity ended this week when Trump...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Powell is scheduled to speak about the Fed’s interest rate policy in Denver at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 08, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that U.S. job growth since early last year was not as robust as thought, a hint that the Fed may be ready to keep cutting interest rates to support the economy. Powell also said the Fed will soon announce plans to buy Treasurys,...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
October 08, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020 rivals. The former vice president's $750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the...
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Employees inspect the voting material at the Central Election Commission counting center in Kosovo capital Pristina on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. More than 100 EU election observers monitored Kosovo's Sunday snap vote when opposition parties won to overcome the former independence fighters who have governed the country since its war 20 years ago, considering them as "well-administered and transparent. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
October 08, 2019 - 2:31 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A left-wing party leader poised to become Kosovo's next prime minister said Tuesday he isn't in any rush to restart formal talks intended to normalize relations with Serbia and won't lift the previous government's 100% tariff on Serb imports. In a general election held...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, China's Vice Premier Liu He, left is greeted by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from right, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, third right, as he arrives at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. China's Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday that Liu is going to Washington on Thursday for talks aimed at ending the tariff war. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 08, 2019 - 7:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China demanded Washington lift newly imposed sanctions on Chinese tech companies but said Tuesday envoys will go ahead with a U.S. trip for trade talks despite the latest spike in tensions. The foreign ministry criticized the curbs on sales of U.S. technology to the Chinese companies...
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President Donald Trump speaks after a signing ceremony for a trade agreement with Japan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 07, 2019 - 11:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 5:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says the impeachment inquiry is a "scam" that is driving his poll numbers higher, but admits it "makes it harder to do my job." Still, Trump asserts he is...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Ambassador to the United States Shinsuke Sugiyama, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after they signed a trade agreement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 07, 2019 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Japan signed a limited trade agreement Monday, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office. U.S. farmers have been operating at a disadvantage in...
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Climate protestors block the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace, rear, central London Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads in London, Berlin and Amsterdam on Monday at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding new climate policies. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 07, 2019 - 11:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on international climate protests (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Protesters have doused New York City's famous charging bull statue with fake blood as part of a protest against climate change. The group Extinction Rebellion staged the protest Monday at the bull statue near...
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 07, 2019 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan left an immigration policy conference Monday without speaking after protesters shouted him down. McAleenan was scheduled as the keynote speaker at Georgetown University Law Center during an annual immigration law and policy...
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Supporters of the 'Extinction Rebellion' movement block a road between the Brandenburg Gate, background, and the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. The activists want to draw attention on the climate protest by blocking roads and with other acts of civil disobedience in Berlin and other cities around the world. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 07, 2019 - 4:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads in Berlin and Amsterdam on Monday at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding new climate policies. Around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle...
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