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AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees’ Social Security checks don’t accurately portray how the system works. Social Security payments are based on a government measure of inflation, and are set automatically without any...


Government

The Latest: White House says it didn't stop Yates' testimony

Trump Wiretap


Government

Supreme Court considers bad legal advice in immigrant's plea

Supreme Court Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court tried to figure out Tuesday whether immigrants should get a second chance in court when bad legal advice leads to a guilty plea and certain deportation. The justices seemed divided during an argument about what to do in cases in which the evidence against...


Government

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

House Republicans-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he’s going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timeline, and leaders haven’t resolved how to overcome the deep GOP divisions that crumpled their legislation last week in a humiliating retreat...


Government

House Speaker Paul Ryan stands by Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes, says no

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan stands by Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes, says no need for him to step aside in Russia probe.


Government

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran

US Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal. The measures, unveiled ahead of the opening of the annual American...


Government

House Intelligence chairman Nunes rebuffs calls to step aside in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence chairman Nunes rebuffs calls to step aside in Russia investigation; says ‘Why would I?‘


Business

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

Trump Climate Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost...


Government

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Trump Russia Probe-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in “incidental” surveillance, the Republican...


State

Utah's governor signs abortion-halting legislation

Abortion Reversal Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors' groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea. Proponents of the...


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