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Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:53:43 GMT2017-11-18T08:53:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small....

Workplace disputes in Congress cost $17 million since 1997

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:48:46 GMT2017-11-18T08:48:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, overtime pay disputes and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress....

State Department defends reorganization, admits low morale

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:40:29 GMT2017-11-18T08:40:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. At the same time, it allowed that a lack of communication with employees about Tillerson's intent to reorganize the department had contributed to low morale....

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:37:58 GMT2017-11-18T08:37:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of the Senate Ethics Committee, who face the prospect of investigating their peers:...

Trump administration takes a step toward closing PLO office

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:33:15 GMT2017-11-18T08:33:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal....

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:25:56 GMT2017-11-18T08:25:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House....

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:16:43 GMT2017-11-18T08:16:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman....

Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:02:55 GMT2017-11-18T08:02:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women....

Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:01:14 GMT2017-11-18T03:01:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner pushed back Friday after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference....

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:39:16 GMT2017-11-18T02:39:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."...