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Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

Clinton: Budget 'Attack of Unimaginable Cruelty' Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign:...

today, 08:33 in Politics
 
India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said Sunday that the three patients in western Gujarat state had recovered. "There...

today, 05:57 in Health
 
Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with his c

today, 03:16 in Politics
 
AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Kushner

today, 03:16 in Politics
 
House approves $216.8 billion budget

House approves $216.8 billion budget

AUSTIN -- The Texas House gave it's final OK to a $216.8 billion spending plan for the next two years Saturday, including more money for children in crisis and mental health services, holds steady on border security funding and closes four prisons.  The

yesterday, 19:03 in Politics
 

Bathroom bill opponents urge Abbott to avoid special session

AUSTIN -- Opponents of legislation that would regulate which bathrooms transgender people can use in Texas attempted to deliver petitions to the governor's office Saturday, encouraging him to oppose the lieutenant governor's call for a special session. T

yesterday, 16:29 in Politics
 
When world leaders went for a stroll, Donald Trump hitched a ride

When world leaders went for a stroll, Donald Trump hitched a ride

As a candidate, Donald Trump enjoyed calling out political opponents for lacking stamina or being low energy. He was particularly hard on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (a native Texan) and his Democratic opponent in 2016, Hillary Clinton, having derided b

yesterday, 16:29 in Politics
 
Senator: Chances of school finance bill 'slim to none'

Senator: Chances of school finance bill 'slim to none'

AUSTIN — A key negotiator on Saturday rated the chances of a school finance bill being agreed to by Senate and House members before adjournment as "slim to none." Legislative leaders in both chambers had declared the measure dead several...

yesterday, 16:29 in Politics
 
Major open government proposals fail to clear Legislature

Major open government proposals fail to clear Legislature

AUSTIN -- As the 85th Legislature draws to a close, hopes have been extinguished for major legislation that would have reversed the impact of two court decisions that limit open records access for Texans. But proponents of more transparency in government

yesterday, 15:09 in Politics
 
Where's Obama? 5-year-old Texan's question goes viral

Where's Obama? 5-year-old Texan's question goes viral

For a 5-year-old from Texas, Barack Obama had been president all of her life. So, when she realized that Obama wasn't the president anymore, a simple question came out of her mouth: "Why did he go? Where did he go?" Three video clips of the...

yesterday, 12:37 in Politics
 

A senator who hates Ted Cruz more than life itself

U.S. Sen. Al Franken hates Ted Cruz. A lot. Like a full chapter in his new book a lot. The Minnesota Democrat let fly on the Texas Republican in his new book "Giant of the Senate." It is no secret that Franken doesn't care for Cruz or his...

yesterday, 11:10 in Politics
 
AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even without Twitter

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even without Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for President Donald Trump when it comes to tweeting. But AP Fact Checks have spotted some tall tales in his rhetoric during his first foreign trip since taking office. For one, Trump claimed that fellow NATO memb

yesterday, 10:59 in Politics
 

The Latest: White House refuses to address Kushner reports

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump's top advisers are refusing to address reports that his son-in-law and a top Russian diplomat may have discussed setting up

yesterday, 10:29 in Politics
 
The Latest: Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports

The Latest: Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments involving possible connections between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign (all times local): 10 a.m. Some of President Donald Trump's top aides are refusing to address reports that Trump's son-in-law —

yesterday, 10:29 in Politics
 
Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federa

yesterday, 07:29 in Politics
 

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