Government

Pesky land-use provision removed from final national defense bill

Ogden Nature Center should be safe for decades

An amendment that would have left the Ogden Nature Center and Golden Spike Events Center vulnerable...

Government

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Trump Russia Transition Emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump’s...


Business

GOP betting that its fix for US economy will defy warnings

Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul of 2017 amounts to a high-stakes gamble by Republicans in Congress: That slashing taxes for corporations and wealthy individuals will accelerate growth and assure greater prosperity for Americans for years to come. The risks are considerable. A wide range of...


Business

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

Congress Taxes Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of...


Government

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

Trump-7

President Donald Trump is defending the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth


Business

A look at some winners and losers under the GOP tax plan

Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing. It’s not only a political score for Trump but likely a windfall for his real estate empire, too. Oil drillers would also benefit. So...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he met

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like Roy Moore before him, President Donald Trump has denied he knows or ever met women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. That denial is no more plausible than what people heard from the defeated Alabama Senate candidate. Trump’s tweet on the subject is at odds...


Business

Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

Health Overhaul Sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program’s subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act’s troubles aren’t over. On the plus side for the overhaul, official numbers showed a...


Government

AP-NORC Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under Trump

AP Poll Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he met

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has denied ever meeting women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. An Associated Press Fact Check finds that claim is implausible at best. Two of the women were on his reality show, “The Apprentice.” Photos are in circulation showing Trump with...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he met

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has denied ever meeting women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. An Associated Press Fact Check finds that claim is implausible at best. Two of the women were on his reality show, “The Apprentice.” Photos are in circulation showing Trump with...


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