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AP Top Political News at 1:36 a.m. EST

AP sources: White House to propose boosting defense spending
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year....

Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump toasted the nation's governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law....

The Latest: Trump to sign new travel order on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest news on President Donald Trump (all times local):...

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency....

New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party
ATLANTA (AP) -- Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election....

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage....

Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests....

Trump on the mind at the Oscars in jokes, protest
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump was never far from mind on Oscar night, but with one exception Sunday, the political speeches were left at home....

What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people....

White House dodging questions of Sessions' role in FBI probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is dodging questions about whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should consider withdrawing from the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election....