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Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:10:12 GMT2017-04-24T13:10:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown....

The Latest: Trump says wall 'important too' against drugs

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:02:14 GMT2017-04-24T13:02:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:21:05 GMT2017-04-24T10:21:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....

Pot supporters plan 'smoke-in' after arrests near Capitol

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:08:45 GMT2017-04-24T10:08:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a pot giveaway that led to eight arrests, marijuana legalization supporters are returning to the U.S. Capitol - and this time they plan to light up....

Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:33:06 GMT2017-04-24T07:33:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary....

Republicans in position to reshape federal bench

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:18:16 GMT2017-04-24T07:18:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships - and reshape some of the nation's highest courts....

Republicans want to muzzle database of consumer complaints

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:15:37 GMT2017-04-24T07:15:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government....

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Trump's AP interview

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:12:31 GMT2017-04-24T07:12:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters....

Survey of economists finds optimism about growth prospects

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:03:17 GMT2017-04-24T04:03:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Business economists are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy with most expecting stronger growth than last year's poor performance....

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 02:05:36 GMT2017-04-24T02:05:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall....