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Trump appoints Scott Walker to board of think tank

Jul. 17, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It's been a busy week for former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. On Monday, he announced he would not run for office in 2022 because he had accepted a full-time position starting in 2021 with the Young America's Foundation. And on Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he was...

Montana hospitals charge private plans more than Medicare

Jul. 14, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A new study has found that prices Montana hospitals charge for patients with private health insurance can be double what the federal government sets as fair. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday that the Rand Corporation says private insurance companies paid twice what...

Former US Rep. Huelskamp resigns as leader of think tank

Jul. 10, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Former western Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp has resigned as the leader of an Illinois-based group that dismisses climate change and promotes free-market policies. The Heartland Institute announced Huelskamp's departure last month from his job as the conservative think tank's...

Trump v. Big Tech: Social media summit will snub tech titans

Jul. 9, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a "summit" on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google. It's a sharp contrast to earlier days in Trump's tenure when tech...

US nuclear museum, nonprofit team up for preservation

Jul. 8, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and the Atomic Heritage Foundation are teaming up. Officials say their new partnership will ensure that the foundation's collection of oral histories and other materials about the top-secret Manhattan Project will remain available...

Press groups say Turkey report blacklists foreign news media

Jul. 7, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Journalism organizations in Turkey have criticized a report by a pro-government think tank that they say catalogues journalists working for international news media in a way that amounts to "blacklisting." The Journalists' Union of Turkey said Sunday it plans to file a criminal complaint...

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Trump the White House

Jun. 28, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference. Carter made the comments during a discussion on human rights at a resort in Leesburg, Virginia, without offering any evidence...

Carter Center fundraiser to auction off big ticket items

Jun. 25, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, vacations to Hawaii, France and Martha's Vineyard and signed photographs of five U.S. presidents are among the items former President Jimmy Carter will be auctioning off at his foundation's annual charity benefit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Think tank official suspended for Somali American comments

Jun. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota think tank official has been suspended for comments she made about Somali Americans in a New York Times story. The story with the comments from Kim Crockett, vice president and general counsel of the conservative Center of the American Experiment, was published Thursday and...

'Alt-right' group founder may be nixed from rally lawsuit

Jun. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The millionaire founder of an "alt-right" think tank may be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit related to a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard E. Moore on Tuesday heard arguments about whether to dismiss William Regnery II....