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Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps....

Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his associates are trying to draw attention to the relationship between special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey. It appears that Trump's description of the two as "very, very good friends" isn't rooted in reality....

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen....

Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen....

Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn't helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in office. The nuts and bolts of legislation and the maddening, unpredictable ways and rhythms of Congress can seem foreign to him. Most of his top advisers have little Washington experience - and it's showed....

5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard....

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare."...

Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting....

AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday....

New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Melania Trump is appointing the director of rooms at the Trump Organization's Washington hotel to be the new White House chief usher, the latest example of intermingling between Donald Trump's presidency and his business world....