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February 14, 2019 - 12:34 pm
By MARCY GORDON , AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says that the average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued thus far have declined for the second straight week. The declines have become a political issue, as Democrats contend they show how the new Republican-...
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February 12, 2019 - 2:57 pm
By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "unhappy" with a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn't say whether or not he would...
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January 27, 2019 - 1:26 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won't work with him to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House said Sunday. The president's standoff with Democrats on...
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January 18, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accusing the White House of leaking information about her planned congressional trip to Afghanistan and saying it's "very irresponsible on the part of the president." Pelosi's comments Friday came after President Donald Trump canceled the...
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January 16, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By CATHERINE LUCEY, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was...
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January 10, 2019 - 12:44 pm
By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border...
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January 09, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks he and the Democrats are "getting closer" to a deal to end the budget stalemate that has partially shut down the government despite no evidence that any progress has been made. And he's suggesting the partial government shutdown could be "a...
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December 29, 2018 - 10:33 am
By HOPE YEN and JENNIFER McDERMOTT , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a...
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December 29, 2018 - 8:30 am
By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay slogs...
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September 28, 2018 - 4:38 pm
By DAVID KOENIG , Associated Press An aviation bill Congress is rushing to approve contains a little-noticed section that would give authorities the power to track, intercept and destroy drones they consider a security threat, without needing a judge's approval. Supporters say law enforcement needs...
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