Key issues unresolved, midway through legislative session

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia lawmakers hit the midway level of this yr’s legislative session Tuesday with a few of their greatest issues nonetheless unsettled. It’s unclear whether or not the GOP-controlled General Assembly will act to amplify Medicaid, a most sensible precedence of Gov. Ralph Northam. Budget negotiations are ...

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US appeals panel kicks back checkpoint protest issue

PHOENIX (AP) - It’s as much as the government that barred protesters from an enforcement zone round an Arizona immigration checkpoint to end up it constitutes a private discussion board, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the ninth Circuit stated in a ruling Tuesday that will have broader implications ...

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Steve Bannon struggles to field insurgent GOP challengers

Steve Bannon’s promised political military is crumbling, with the cadre of applicants he has vowed to field to seize Republican-held Senate seats but to materialize. One attainable recruit in Mississippi has put his Senate choice on dangle, and a Bannon-backed candidate in Arizona has distanced herself from him after his ...

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Trump plan cuts CFPB’s budget by one-third

President Trump’s proposed federal budget steps up his attack on legislation, and nowhere does he draw the ones combat strains extra obviously than his plan to chop the budget of the Obama-era Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and produce the company beneath congressional oversight. The management’s budget for fiscal 2019, launched ...

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Adam Schiff negotiating Democratic memo redactions with FBI

Rep. Adam Schiff mentioned Tuesday he’s nonetheless negotiating with the FBI over categorized data in his memo regarding alleged surveillance abuses, and accused the White House of making an attempt to offer protection to its symbol fairly than being worried about nationwide safety. The California Democrat mentioned he’s now not ...

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Bob Corker, other GOP senators challenge unbalanced budget

President Trump’s new budget on my own isn’t sufficient to stay federal deficits from getting out of hand, Republican senators mentioned Tuesday, difficult the White House to seek out extra financial savings. Mr. Trump’s 2019 budget by no means will get to steadiness within the 10-year fiscal window, breaking long-standing ...

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