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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bills limiting Tony Evers' powers. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bills limiting Tony Evers' powers.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed a package of lame-duck bills designed to limit his Democratic successor’s powers, including his ability to fulfill core campaign vows around health care. Mr. Walker, a Republican who lost to Gov.-elect Tony Evers last month, said the impact of GOP bills, which Democrats and pundits decried as an unseemly “power grab,” has been overblown. He focuse...
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Governor wants judge he nominated removed amid federal immigration probe. Governor wants judge he nominated removed amid federal immigration probe.
BOSTON — Massachusetts’s governor wants a judge he nominated pulled off the bench amid a federal investigation into whether she helped a man in the country illegally evade immigration officials. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that District Court Judge Shelley Joseph shouldn’t hear criminal cases until the investigation is resolved. He said judges shouldn’t be in the “business of o...
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'Parking lot': Gas leak forces closure of Delaware Memorial Bridge on busy travel day. 'Parking lot': Gas leak forces closure of Delaware Memorial Bridge on busy travel day.
PENNSVILLE, N.J. — A chemical leak shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions Sunday evening, bringing traffic on a major East Coast artery to a standstill on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The leak stems from a chemical production facility in Delaware, near the twin suspension bridges on a major route between Washington and New York City, the Delaware River and Bay ...
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Pelosi: Democrats to be 'strategic' with subpoenas. Pelosi: Democrats to be 'strategic' with subpoenas.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said Democrats will be “strategic” when it comes to congressional oversight issues with their new majority and that they won’t conduct investigations in a “scattershot” or political manner. “We are responsible. We are not scattershot,” Mrs. Pelosi said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We are not doing any investigation for a political purpose, but to s...
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Democrat Abigail Spanberger clings to lead over GOP Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia: Poll. Democrat Abigail Spanberger clings to lead over GOP Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia: Poll.
Democrat Abigail Spanberger is clinging to a narrow lead over Republican Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District race, according to a poll released Monday. Among likely voters, Ms. Spanberger leads Mr. Brat by a single point, 46 percent to 45 percent, according to the poll from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. That included registered vote...
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Pharmaceutical industry challenges Trump plan forcing companies to reveal drug prices in TV ads. Pharmaceutical industry challenges Trump plan forcing companies to reveal drug prices in TV ads.
Symbicort, an inhaler marketed to people whose lung disease makes them “huff and puff,” rolls off the manufacturing line at a price of $327 for a month’s supply. A familiar TV ad, in which a little girl compares her grandfather’s cough to the Big Bad Wolf from “The Three Little Pigs,” trumpets the drug’s benefits and advises about side effects but doesn’t mention the list price. That could c...
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Malaysia ex-PM, ex-treasury, spy chiefs charged with graft. Malaysia ex-PM, ex-treasury, spy chiefs charged with graft.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his ex-treasury chief were jointly charged Thursday with criminal breach of trust involving 6.64 billion ringgit ($1.6 billion), while his ex-spy agency head was charged with misappropriating $12.1 million. The six new charges against Najib come on top of 32 earlier counts of corruption, breach of trust and money laun...
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Suspicious package intended for member of Congress intercepted, Capitol Police say. Suspicious package intended for member of Congress intercepted, Capitol Police say.
Capitol Police confirmed a suspicious package addressed to a member of Congress was intercepted on Wednesday. In a press release, the USCP said the package was received at an offsite mail screening facility and sent to the FBI for further investigation. It appears that the package was intended for Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters. “I have been informed by U.S. Capitol Police that my Washington...
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Debt to dwarf U.S. economy long-term if current policies are extended, watchdog group says. Debt to dwarf U.S. economy long-term if current policies are extended, watchdog group says.
The United States’ long-term fiscal picture is so dire that if current policies continue, the national debt would be more than six times the size of the U.S. economy in 75 years, according to a report being released Thursday by a fiscal watchdog group. Under current law, the debt would double from 78 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) now to 160 percent by 2050 and hit 360 percent of GDP b...
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Trump pays tribute to McCain, orders flags back to half-staff after complaints Trump pays tribute to McCain, orders flags back to half-staff after complaints
President Trump acknowledged his respect Monday for the late Sen. John McCain’s service to the nation and ordered U.S. flags lowered to half-staff, after complaints from veterans groups and others that the White House was snubbing the president’s frequent critic even in death. Mr. Trump issued a proclamation Monday afternoon directing all U.S. flags to be lowered until sunset Sunday, when the 8...
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