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In video, Trump gives support to March for Life participants

Jan. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising protesters demonstrating against abortion rights that he will veto any bill that "weakens the protection of human life." Trump spoke via video Friday to participants in this year's March for Life on the National Mall. The first march took place on the...

The Latest: Trump, Pelosi flex muscle, shutdown goes on

Jan. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

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 Pelosi on...

The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union

Jan. 16, 2019 10:52 PM EST

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 concerns...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Jan. 16, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the...

EU executive wants to remove member states veto power on tax

Jan. 15, 2019 11:26 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing to get rid of the veto power that member states can wield on EU taxation issues. The idea is to make it easier to react more quickly to tax scandals, such as sweet deals that some states have allegedly given to big companies. The...

Democrats worry over AG nominee's view of presidential power

Jan. 9, 2019 7:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr once advised that a president didn't need Congress' permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country's consent. It's an expansive view of presidential power and an unsettling...

New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump

Dec. 29, 2018 12:45 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump. The laws, most of which take effect Tuesday, ease criminal sentences,...

Snyder signs bill to make Michigan ballot drives tougher

Dec. 28, 2018 10:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a law making it harder for groups to put proposals on the Michigan ballot, imposing a geographical-based requirement that may prevent them from gathering signatures for petitions mainly from the most populated areas. The move followed...

The Latest: Snyder signs bill to require grades for schools

Dec. 28, 2018 7:53 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's action on lame-duck bills (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law requirements that letter grades be issued for each public school in the state. The new accountability system will begin in 2019 under the law...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill making ballot drives harder, vetoes dilution of Democratic attorney general's power

Dec. 28, 2018 6:22 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill making ballot drives harder, vetoes dilution of Democratic attorney general's power.