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Zeldin faces largely hostile crowd in ‘community forum’ at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead

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Missouri's blue-city, red-state divide over minimum wage

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Some of the fiercest political battles are taking place between Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures. Increasingly, those issues are decided through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws that prevent cities from enforcing their local ordinances. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports from Missouri.... Read More
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Up Close: Former New York Governor David Paterson

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Talk about on the job learning: the nation's 45th president, Donald Trump, had never been elected to anything before.He was elected promising to unite Americans, unite Congress, make the world safer, reduce taxes, and improve health care for all. But he's found - to use his words - that some of these issues and roadblocks and realities are far more complicated than he thought.Joining us to assess the Trump presidency so far is the 55th governor of New York, David Paterson.In what was a rare bi-partisan event, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, and New Jersey's U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat, appeared together last week to call for a... Read More
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ABC News poll finds 96 percent of Trump voters say they'd do it again

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- A new ABC News/Washington Post poll indicates there's no such thing as Trump voters remorse.As President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president in polls since 1945, 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they'd do it again today. The majority of those surveyed said Trump does not have the judgment or temperament to serve as president.But many Americans approve of his push for jobs and his stance on foreign policy. All told, 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump's performance as president, while 53 percent disapprove.That compares to an average of 69-19 percent for past presidents ... Read More
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New Mexico Legislature sues governor in escalating conflict

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FILE - In this March 27, 2017 photo, Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about the recent legislative session to a group of business leaders and real estate developers during a luncheon in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Legislature sued Martinez, April 21 on Friday over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch pf government by cutting off its funding, escalating the clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File) (Credit: AP)... Read More
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Trump announces tax plan coming Wednesday

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President Trump said he would release new details about his plan to overhaul the tax code on Wednesday, April 26. But it's still unclear exactly what will be in the plan. Economist and former Trump adviser Stephen Moore joins CBSN to discuss what could be in the plan why President Trump and the Republican party is facing a lot of pressure to get it done.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram... Read More
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The Heat: Roundtable on French election, DPRK tensions and Trump's policies Pt 1

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Tonight's roundtable discussion will take a look at the French election, tensions between the DPRK and the U.S. and the foreign policy of Donald Trump. To discuss these issues and more is Leela Jacinto, a news reporter with France 24, Qinduo Xu, a political analyst with China Radio International, Brian Becker, director of the anti-war and civil rights activist group ANSWER Coalition and Gianno Caldwell, a Republican Strategist and founder of Caldwell Strategic Consulting.... Read More
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The Heat: Roundtable on French election, DPRK tensions and Trump's policies Pt 2

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Tonight's roundtable discussion will take a look at the French election, tensions between the DPRK and the U.S. and new policies from U.S. President, Donald Trump. To discuss these issues and more is Leela Jacinto, a news reporter with France 24, Qinduo Xu, a political analyst with China Radio International, Brian Becker, director of the anti-war and civil rights activist group ANSWER Coalition andGianno Caldwell, a Republican Strategist and founder of Caldwell Strategic Consulting.... Read More
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The Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome

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With Donald Trump as President, we owe it to our country and to our sanity to refuse to succumb to the urge to turn politics into a series of set responses.... Read More
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Parole denied for Judith Clark, getaway driver in Brinks armored car robbery

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ALBANY, New York -- New York's Parole Board has denied the release of a former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three people dead.Judith Clark has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for the suburban New York heist, which led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted Clark's sentence in December to make her eligible for parole.Nearly 10,000 people signed a petition opposing release. Opponents were led by four Republican state senators who said the 67-year-old woman should stay in prison.Clark's lawyer Steve Zeidman said Friday the decision ignores her record of achiev... Read More
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Shields and Gerson on Georgia election pressure, Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News fall

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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Democrats falling just short in a surprisingly competitive special election in Georgia, why some Republican lawmakers are starting to criticize the president, foreign policy inaccuracies in the Trump administration and Bill O’Reilly’s downfall from Fox News.... Read More
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The White House Seems Excited to Shut Down the Government

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Under terms set forth by Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, the ruination of Obamacare is once again tied up with keeping the government running.... Read More
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Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, gubernatorial candidate, Republican Greg Gianforte poses below animal trophies in his home in Bozeman, Mont. Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than Republican voters when the president's son campaigns for U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte in Montana on Friday, April 21, 2017 and Saturday, leading to backlash from at least one animal-rights organization. Gianforte, who is up against Democrat Rob Quist in the May 25 election for the U.S. House seat vacated by Interior Se... Read More
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Christie marks opening of new Amazon facility in New Jersey

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(AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie marked the opening of an Amazon facility that he says is one of three new centers that will create at least 2,500 full-time jobs. Christie on Friday toured the facility and even took a turn filling an order in the giant warehouse. The Republican governor says the center is one of three new facilities, bringing Amazon's footprint in the state to... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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GOP doing a bad job at selling ObamaCare repeal, replacement?

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Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) on Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the controversy over a painting at the University of Alaska and Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's visit to the White House.... Read More
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White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved in the House next week. The chamber's GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle on the measure, were dubious a... Read More
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Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber's GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle, are dubious and signs are scant that a... Read More
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“The Takeout” interviews 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina

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On episode 14 of "The Takeout," Major Garrett and Steve Chaggaris interview 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. They discussed her love of jazz, her potential run for U.S. senate in 2018, and the most recent tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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White House pushes for health care bill but Congress has to pass funding bill

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The White House is pressuring Republican members of Congress to consider another overhaul of the Affordable Care Act in the next week. But Congress also needs to pass a measure to fund the government by the end of the month. CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris and Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine join "Red & Blue" to discuss.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Sen. McCaskill discusses partisan divide in D.C.

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"The day-to-day work that many of us are doing with our Republican colleagues just doesn't see the light of day," Sen. Claire McCaskill says.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68626/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

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Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. It sounds like a simple question: Should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer provided health insurance? The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents — about 1 in 5 — including an increasing number of working-age adults. In a break from past federal policy, the Health and Human Services department under Secretary Tom Price has already notified governors it stands ready to approve state waivers for “meritorious” programs that encourage work. Separately, an amendment to the still-stuck House GOP health ca... Read More
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DREAMer deported as DHS disputes circumstances

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A case involving a man who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the U.S. under a program that shields young immigrants has landed in the courtroom of a judge whose impartiality was questioned by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign because of his Mexican heritage.U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego was assigned the case of Juan Manuel Montes, 23, whose attorneys say could be the first known person deported by the Trump administration who had qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Montes sued Tuesday for access to records on his deportation. The lawsuit came less than a month after Curiel approved a $25 million settlement ... Read More
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Are Republicans distancing themselves from Trump?

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Some top Republican lawmakers are subtly criticizing - and even distancing themselves from -- President Trump. Philip Bump of The Washington Post and Michael Graham of MediaDC join "Red & Blue" to discuss.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Republican strategist on Ga. election, Trump's 100 days

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Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory in Georgia's special election as it heads to a June runoff. CBSN political contributor and Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez joins "Red & Blue" to break down GOP reaction to this race -- and what grade President Trump should get for his first 100 days.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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What’s to come as Georgia special election moves into a runoff

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Republicans avoided a brutal loss Tuesday after Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just shy of a win in Georgia's special congressional election. The race now faces a runoff between Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. Judy Woodruff speaks with Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections and Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project about what’s to come for Georgia politics.... Read More
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As Amtrak rail problems persist, Gov. Christie mum on tunnel project he axed

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NEW YORK, New York (WABC) -- Recent train disruptions in New York have focused attention on a rail tunnel project shut down by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2010 that would be nearing completion now.At a news conference Wednesday, Christie, Senator Cory Booker and other state lawmakers discussed the importance of committing to upgrading transportation infrastructure of the busy Northeast Corridor. They predicted that without supporting the modernization and expansion of the system, the federal government will suffer economic growth and lessen the quality of life in America's most densely populated and economically productive region.The Republican governor didn't answer questions about more federal ... Read More
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Connecticut dominatrix accused of extorting client

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WATERBURY, Connecticut -- A Connecticut woman authorities say advertised dominatrix services online has been charged with extorting a man by threatening to release videos of the client unless he paid her off.The Republican-American reports that Fatin Ann Ward is being held on $100,000 bond on charges of second-degree larceny, voyeurism with malice and disseminating voyeuristic materials. Authorities say Ward and the Mount Kisco, New York, man made contact through Backpage.com.He told police he paid Ward $250 for two sessions, but noticed she was using her phone during the second encounter. He says she threatened to post video online where his family and fr... Read More
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Jon Ossoff and the Future of the Democratic Party

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Jon Ossoff polled better than any Republican challenger in Tuesday’s special election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District seat. He will face the Republican Karen Ha... Read More
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Can Ossoff win over Republican voters in Georgia runoff?

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More Republicans than Democrats voted in Georgia's sixth congressional district special election, forcing a June runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The Hill's Jordan Fabian explains the impact this race may have on the 2018 midterm elections.... Read More
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Georgia special congressional election leads to runoff

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In a closely watched House race, Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a special election runoff to take place in June. CBS News' Nancy Cordes explains why Georgia's sixth congressional district race is getting more difficult for Ossoff.... Read More
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Jon Ossoff narrowly misses win, heads to runoff

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Published on Apr 19, 2017Democrat Jon Ossoff was less than 2 percent shy of winning the special election for Georgia's solidly Republican sixth congressional district. The race has been seen as a referendum on President Trump. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Democrat upsets Republican status quo in Georgia vote

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Democrat upsets Republican status quo in Georgia voteA young Democrat, Jon Ossoff, in the US state of Georgia has come very close to an upset win in a traditionally conservative congressional seat.Atlanta's 6th congressional district has been a Republican stronghold for almost 40 years, but Ossoff will now go into a runoff vote in June with his Republican rival.The election has been closely watched throughout the country and is widely considered to be an early popularity test for President Donald Trump.Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Atlanta.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Restaurant Group Joins Lawsuit Against Trump, Citing Unfair Competition

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Enlarge this image President Trump's motorcade heads down Pennsylvania Avenue as he goes to dinner at the Trump International Hotel on March 25. Alex Brandon/AP ... Read More
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US: Tight race in Georgia vote a test for Trump

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US: Tight race in Georgia vote a test for TrumpThe US state of Georgia could signal a rebellion against President Donald Trump.The traditionally Republican state is holding a congressional election and polls show Jon Ossoff, a young, inexperienced Democrat is ahead in the race.Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Atlanta.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Close Election for Georgia House Seat

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Democrat Jon Ossoff dropped below the majority vote he needs to avoid a runoff in Georgia's nationally watched special congressional election, as votes were still being counted early Wednesday morning. He'll likely face Republican Karen Handel. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delive... Read More
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Trump’s Immigration Talks Hit Home In Maine

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Androscoggin County, Maine, hadn’t voted majority Republican for president since the Reagan era, until November. Now the county, which has seen a big influx of African refugees, is part of Trump Country. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsFind the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, spe... Read More
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What to know about the special election in Georgia

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Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on the special election in Georgia.... Read More
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Reaction to Trump’s speech in Wisconsin

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Published on Apr 18, 2017Democratic analyst Cathy Areu, Republican strategist Eric Beach and FBN’s Charlie Gasparino react to President Trump’s speech at tool manufacturer Snap-on’s headquarters in Wisconsin. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Anger Isn’t Enough, So the #Resistance Is Weaponizing Data

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If Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, wins today’s special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district—a seat Republicans have held since 1979—it won’t be because he’s young. It won’t be because he’s idealistic, camera-friendly, or Star Wars-savvy. Mostly, it will be because Ossoff is lucky enough to be the first Democrat to stand a real chance of starting to claw back the ground ceded to Republicans on Capitol Hill. And so Democrats across the country, feeling helpless and maybe even a little guilty about the November election outcome, have plowed an absolutely eye-popping $8.3 million into Ossoff’s campaign.Ossoff’s in... Read More
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President Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, signing an order Tuesday in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers.Trump toured the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., and then he was expected to sign an order aimed at curbing what his administration says are hiring abuses in a visa program used by U.S. technology companies. Dubbed "Buy American, Hire American," the directive follows a series of recent Trump reversals on economic policies. The president is targeting the H-1B visa program, which the White House says undercuts U.S. workers by bringing in la... Read More
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President Trump to sign 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed "Buy American, Hire American," said administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity despite the president's frequent criticism of the use of anonymous sources. The officials said the order, which Trump will sign at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse. Those departments would also be asked... Read More
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Private company continues to underperform with lottery sales

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(AP) -- New Jersey lottery sales are down for a third year since being privatized. The Record reports (https://njersy.co/2oPRtUe ) that operations management firm Northstar New Jersey promised a return of over $1.4 billion over 15 years when Republican Gov. Chris Christie moved the games to privatization in 2013. Since then, Northstar has missed its income projections and spent $20 million... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Democrat running in Georgia's special election is concerning GOP lawmakers

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Georgia will hold a special election for its 6th district Tuesday. Democrat Jon Ossoff is one of the front-runners in the traditionally red district. CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes tells "Red & Blue" that the 30-year-old is causing some concern among Republican legislators.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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The Trump Resistance: A Progress Report

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The protests over President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns are the latest manifestation of a popular movement with which Republicans increasingly have to contend.... Read More
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Even in hometown, constituents rip into Republican lawmaker

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FILE - In this April 12, 2017 file photo, people react as House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. speaks at a town hall meeting in The Dalles, Ore. In the auditorium of his old middle school just blocks from where he still lives, the congressman who is a lead author of the stalled House Republican health care bill was treated like the villain in a class play in a town hall meeting. Walden ran into the same anger that has unnerved his Republican colleagues at similar sessions and prom... Read More
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Trump: 'Who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns

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A man in Seattle holds a sign during a rally that calls for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, so Americans can scrutinize his business ties and potential conflicts of interest, Saturday, April 15, 2017. Trump was the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not to release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit. Similar rallies were held in other U.S. cities as the deadline approaches for 2016 tax returns to be filed. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Credit: AP)... Read More
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The Latest: Trump: Who's behind rallies seeking tax returns

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A protester holds on to a different version of the American flag during a rally and march in downtown Denver Saturday, April 15, 2017. The rally in Denver was one of dozens in cities nationwide to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, saying Americans deserve to know about his business ties and potential conflicts of interest. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (Credit: AP) The Latest on rallies in cities nationwide urging President Donald Trump to release his tax ... Read More
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Georgia Dems aim for upset in Republican stronghold

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A special election on Tuesday will replace an open House seat in Georgia's 6th congressional district left by Tom Price, who is now the Secretary of Health and Human Services.The district outside Atlanta has been solidly Republican for 25 years, but a Democratic newcomer, Jon Ossoff, is making a strong run for the seat. Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.... Read More
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Up Close: President Trump's first 100 days

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- President Trump, 12 weeks into his tenure, now has a decidedly different take on the world than when he was sworn in on Jan. 20.The evil China? Now, possibly, a great trading partner. The misunderstood Russia? Now as much a foe as at the height of the cold war. So what's really going on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?New York Congressman Peter King joins us with the moderate Republican view of things.And ABC's political director Rick Klein with the take from his reporting perch in our Washington bureau. The convergence of Easter and Passover - religions' view of spring - and renewal and rebirth is a good opportunity we thought to discuss where we are as a country... Read More
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#GrabYourWallet's Anti-Trump Boycott Looks To Expand Its Reach

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#GrabYourWallet founder Shannon Coulter is looking to potentially expand her anti-Trump boycott movement into a non-profit focused on corporate social accountability and responsibility. Courtesy Shannon Coulter hide caption toggle caption Courtesy Shannon Coulte... Read More
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US senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine

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In this photo taken on Friday April 14, 2017, U.S Senators Bob Corker, third right, and Chris Coons, second right, listen to a South Sudanese refugee during a group discussion at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. In a political climate dominated by President Donald Trump's slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food aid more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. After visiting the world's largest refugee settlement i... Read More
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An author of GOP health bill gets rough reception back home

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FILE - In this April 12, 2017 file photo, people react as House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. speaks at a town hall meeting in The Dalles, Ore. In the auditorium of his old middle school just blocks from where he still lives, the congressman who is a lead author of the stalled House Republican health care bill was treated like the villain in a class play in a town hall meeting. Walden ran into the same anger that has unnerved his Republican colleagues at similar sessions and promp... Read More
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Shields and Brooks on GOP home-district hostility, Trump policy reversals

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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including how Republican members of Congress are facing heat from crowds of their own constituents while home during recess, why President Trump’s views have shifted on China, NATO and Janet Yellen, and more.... Read More
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Wealthy candidate for NJ gov lists income from 100s of firms

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(AP) -- The wealthy Democratic front-runner in the race for New Jersey governor is reporting on mandatory disclosure forms that he has income from investments in hundreds of companies and owns residences in Germany and Italy. Former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy tells The Associated Press he will put his investments in a blind trust if he is elected to succeed two-term Republican Gov.... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Jobs reports cut from NY state economic development program

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s main economic development engine for New York no longer has a provision that requires participating businesses to report how many jobs they’ve created. The 2017-18 state budget approved by the Legislature last weekend removed the requirement pertaining to annual reports on jobs created and how much money companies spent on their operations, according to published reports. The requirements had been part of the Start-Up NY program since it began three years ago. Instead, the new state budget requires Empire State Development, the state’s economic development agency, to publish broader reports on the program. The Senate’s Republican majority says lawmakers saw a greater need for the governor to prod... Read More
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Steve Bannon’s Nationalist Team Prepares for the Long Game

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An embrace of Steve Bannon’s nationalist agenda helped sweep Donald Trump into the White House. But his triumph may just be the beginni... Read More
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David Stockman on health reform: There will be zero savings

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Published on Apr 14, 2017Former Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare before tax reform. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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House chairman skeptical of conservatives' health care idea

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden holds a town hall meeting in The Dalles, Oreg., Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- A House committee chairman who's a leading author of the mired Republican health care bill said Thursday he's skeptical about proposals the Trump administration and conservative GOP lawmakers have discussed in hopes of breathing life into the legislation. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., directed his skepticism at suggestions... Read More
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Trump's Latest String Of Flip-Flops Won't Hurt Him (At Least For Now)

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Enlarge this image President Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 7. Despite repeatedly making the claim during the campaign... Read More
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Jon Ossoff and the Al Jazeera Effect

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Jon Ossoff, the Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia’s Sixth District, once did work for the Qatari-owned company Al Jazeera. Will it sink his candidacy?... Read More
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Andy Puzder on Trump's renewed push to repeal, replace ObamaCare

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Published on Apr 13, 2017Former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder on the Left's resistance to President Trump's policies, Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare and the state of the job market. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Reviving Obamacare repeal and replace efforts an uphill battle for GOP?

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Published on Apr 13, 2017The Wall Street Journal Deputy Editor-in-Chief Matt Murray and 32 Advisors CEO Robert Wolf on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Iowa voters credit GOP lawmaker for opposing health bill

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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, speaks at town hall meeting in Urbandale, Iowa. Rebuffing President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on the GOP health care bill seemed like a major political misstep for Young, who quickly was punished by a political action committee linked to Speaker Paul Ryan. Nearly three weeks later, voters in Young's southwestern Iowa district _ Republicans and Democrats _ say the GOP congressman made the right move. (AP Photo/Linley Sanders, File) ... Read More
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Are special elections a red-state referendum?

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Republican Ron Estes beat out his Democratic competitor for Congress in a special election on Tuesday night - but by only a seven points in a district President Trump easily won. Now, the national media has their eyes on another special election next week in Georgia, where one Democrat has already raised millions. Bryan Lowry from the Kansas City Star and Greg Bluestein from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution join "Red & Blue" to break down why these races matter -- and why they have Republicans worried.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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State senators in Connecticut throw support behind legislation that helps expectant mothers with health insurance

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HARTFORD, Connecticut -- Both Republican and Democratic state senators in Connecticut are throwing their support behind legislation that would allow expectant mothers to enroll in health insurance outside of the yearly open enrollment period.Lawmakers on Wednesday said it's common sense to make pregnancy a qualifying life event. Under the legislation, a special enrollment period would be offered after a pregnancy is confirmed by a licensed health care provider, instead of the expectant mother having to wait until the child is born to access insurance coverage. The bill awaits Senate action.Senator Kevin Kelly, a Republican from Stratford, says the legislation "aims to help expectant mothers access and affo... Read More
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What do the stars hold for the Trump administration? Here’s how NASA’s mission could change

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Some big changes could be in store for American space exploration under President Trump and the Republican Congress. Sending more humans to the moon, as well as a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa seem to be part of a plan that extends years beyond the Trump administration. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien explores how NASA’s mission could be reshaped.... Read More
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Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent

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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then- Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday, April 12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort wi... Read More
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Customs Agent from Farmingdale Smuggled Cocaine at JFK, Feds Say

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A rookie U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent from Farmingdale has been accused of trying to help drug smugglers get more than 100 pounds of cocaine passed security at John F. Kennedy International Airport. A federal grand jury indicted Fernando Marte on charges of conspiracy to import cocaine and importation of cocaine. He was arrested shortly after the incident in February—a month after he was hired—and was released on $1 million bail following his initial court appearance in Brooklyn federal court. “Law enforcement officers who use their official positions to commit crimes pose a particularly grave threat to our communities by not only facilitating crime but by undermining respect for law enforcement,” said ... Read More
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The Kansas Election and Our National Divide

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Ron Estes, a Republican, won narrowly in a district that Donald Trump took in a rout.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY FERNANDO SALAZAR / THE WICHITA EAGLE / AP ... Read More
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Sean Spicer apologizes for Hitler comment that angered many

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WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison to the Holocaust in comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons - remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics.Spicer said in an interview with CNN that he was trying to make a point about Assad's use of chemical weapons and gas against his people Tuesday but "mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison. And for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that." ... Read More
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Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, speaks at a news conference at RIA Novosti news agency in Moscow, Russia. A published report says the FBI obtained a court order to monitor communications of an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump last summer. The Washington Post reported April 11, 2017 the application to a special court to monitor Carter Page was part of the investigation into potential links between the Republican's... Read More
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A Gathering of Orchestras in D.C.

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Some concerts were presented outdoors, among the cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin.CreditIllustration by Édith Carron ... Read More
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House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

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In this March 23, 2017, photo, Democrat James Thompson, a candidate for Kansas' 4th Congressional District, speaks during a debate in Wichita, Kan. President Donald Trump stepped into a surprisingly competitive special congressional election in Kansas Monday, April 10, 2017, recording a get-out-the-vote call on behalf of Republican candidate Ron Estes. Thompson, is spending the final day of campaigning before Tuesday's election talking directly to voters. It was the first special congressional election... Read More
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Alabama's new governor no stranger to state politics

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Kay Ivey speaks after taking the oath of office of Governor of Alabama, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Within a span of minutes, Alabama's lieutenant governor catapulted from a position of largely ceremonial duties to the state's top political job. But new Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has decades of experience working in, and around, state politics. She held two terms as state treasurer and ran for governor in 2010, enterin... Read More
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Christie calls for halt to airline 'bumping' regulations

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(AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has asked the Trump administration to suspend regulations that allow airlines to overbook flights. Christie, a Republican, sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday, citing a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago on Sunday. Christie called the practice of "bumping" passengers off flights... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Donald Trump Jr nixes 2018 NY bid, but maybe later

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Donald Trump Jr., rumored to be eyeing a move to follow his father’s footsteps into politics, will not be a candidate for governor of New York next year but is not ruling out a possible run for office in the future. The younger Trump, in an interview Monday with The Associated Press, categorically denied any speculation that he might challenge incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I am not running in 2018,” Trump said in his first public comments about a possible candidacy next year. But he acknowledged having been bitten by the politics bug and said that he could consider a run down the road. “Maybe someday,” Trump said. “It’s not something I’m doing now. But you never know, it’s fascinating stuff.... Read More
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Wireless Industry Lobbies Statehouses For Access To 'Street Furniture'

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Enlarge this image The next generation of cell phone technology will be much faster but require far more antennas than carriers currently use. Lionel Bonaventure /AFP/Getty Ima... Read More
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What special election upsets would mean for Democrats

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Judy Woodruff sits down with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss what the American public thinks about President Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian airfield after a chemical attack, plus what Republican lawmakers are telling constituents about health care reform and upcoming special elections in Kansas and Georgia.... Read More
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Tillerson, Haley are split on the future of Syria's Assad

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley appear to have conflicting opinions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Republican strategist Dan Senor joins CBSN to discuss the mixed messages being sent by the White House.... Read More
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Neil Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice.The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court picks - over the fierce objection of Democrats. First up is a private ceremony in the high court's Justices' Conference Room, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath prescribed by the Constitution. That will be followed by a public White House ceremony, where Justice Anthony Kennedy is to administer the oath.Gorsuch, who once clerked for Kennedy, will be the first me... Read More
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New York to make state college tuition free for middle class under new budget

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ALBANY, New York -- New York will be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget approved by lawmakers Sunday.The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered. "College is today what high school was 50 years ago," Cuomo said on a radio interview Sunday on AM 970 in New York City. "If you're a young person who wants success and a career, a college education is necessary.The initiative is incl... Read More
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Wisconsin takes aim at outdoors magazine, subscribers erupt

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In this April 3, 2017, photo, former Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine editor Natasha Kassulke holds a copy of the publication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Memorial Union in Madison, Wis. Kassulke said she quit her job with the magazine after Gov. Scott Walker's administration demanded to vet every article ahead of publication. Walker's state budget now calls for eliminating the magazine, outraging the publication's 80,000-plus subscribers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond) (Credit: AP)... Read More