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FILE  - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, welders work on Iowa-side columns for the new Interstate 74 bridge in Bettendorf, Iowa. In the midst of an election year, President Donald Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion infrastructure plan. This time, the Republican president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending to reach his goal, a fundamental change that is praised by some state transportation officials and industry groups, even though Trump's proposal doesn't spell out how to pay for it all. (Todd Mizener/The Dispatch – The Rock Island Argus via AP, File)

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Feb. 21, 2020 10:19 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax incentives to spur private investment in public works projects. He has so far failed to persuade Congress to pass anything like that. In another election year, Trump...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photograph, Theresa Szczurek is shown in her office where she toils as the executive director of the Colorado Office of Information Technology in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Tech-starved government seeks industry's best, brightest

Feb. 17, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Denver (AP) — In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation’s capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists: I Still Want You. A Washington-based nerd strike force called the U.S. Digital Service is seeking private-sector coders, programmers and software...

Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought pauses as he testifies during a hearing of the House Budget Committee about President Trump's budget for Fiscal Year 2021, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House tries to assure Congress over withheld money

Feb. 12, 2020 3:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key White House figure in delaying aid to Ukraine last year reassured lawmakers Wednesday that the Trump administration realizes it is required under the law to spend money approved by Congress. Acting budget director Russell Vought told the House Budget Committee that "we need to abide...

FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people leave the south portal of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour near Mercury, Nev. President Donald Trump appears to have reversed position to now oppose creating a national nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain. Trump tweeted Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, that his administration will respect the state, which has argued that the site about 100 miles from Las Vegas isn't suitable. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trump tweets reversal of push for Nevada nuclear waste dump

Feb. 6, 2020 8:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to reverse his position on a proposal to create a national nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada after his administration tried for several years to revive the mothballed project. “Nevada, I hear you on Yucca Mountain and my...

Key dates in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Feb. 5, 2020 8:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy to congratulate him on his election victory. The White House says in a readout of the call that the president underscored...

FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The former Obama administration cabinet member has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Former HUD head Shaun Donovan files for NYC mayor's race

Feb. 4, 2020 4:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Shaun Donovan has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City in 2021. Donovan, 54, registered a campaign Monday to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, who by law cannot run for a third term. Donovan, a native New Yorker, served as federal secretary of Housing...

President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Trump is spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Court filing points to Trump emails on Ukraine decision

Feb. 1, 2020 8:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says in a court filing that two dozen emails revealing details of President Donald Trump’s decision-making regarding withholding military assistance to Ukraine, which goes to the heart of his impeachment, are protected from a lawsuit under...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016, file photo, a customer puts gas in their vehicle in Miami. Fuel economy standards for new vehicles would rise a little in a new Trump administration proposal made public Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 but still fall far short of Obama-era standards, bringing howls of protest from environmental groups and a key Democratic senator.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Trump ups mileage proposal, but it's well below Obama plan

Jan. 24, 2020 10:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy requirement for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator complain it does not go far enough, and still falls well below the requirements set under the Obama administration. Fuel...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020. file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, right, walk along the colonnade of the White House in Washington. The federal government's watchdog agency says a White House office violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine aid. The Government Accountability Office said Thursday the White House Office of Management and Budget violated the law in holding up the assistance. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense

Jan. 20, 2020 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. The claim marked a week of frequent exaggeration and distortion by the president heading into the opening...

President Donald Trump listens to a question during an event on prayer in public schools, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

Jan. 16, 2020 6:18 PM EST

In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and took new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs. Speaking at an Oval Office event and joined by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Trump unveiled the federal...