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Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.


Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that President Donald Trump's budget plan won't curb the spiraling deficit as it claims.


House passes $717B Pentagon policy measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Thursday passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years.


Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.


In GOP immigration battle, factions split over citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions over whether to provide a conduit to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally loomed as the pivotal sticking point Wednesday as House Republicans searched for a solution to their campaign-season standoff over an issue that has split them for years.


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Correction: Congress-Banking-Glance story

In a story May 22 about legislation to ease bank regulation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bill allows lenders to use alternatives to the dominant FICO system for determining consumers' credit scores. Lenders already are allowed to use alternatives to FICO, except in selling mortgages to housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which guarantee mortgage loans. The legislation requires the federal agency that oversees Fannie and Freddie to consider alternatives to FICO.


Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Wednesday released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.


Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes.


The Latest: Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations (all times local):


Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season.


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The Latest: Congress passes bill rolling back banking rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to roll back rules for banks (all times local):


The Latest: Trump resumes feud with Pelosi over 'animals'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over immigration in the House (all times local):


Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.


House Republicans divided as Ryan struggles to keep clout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season.


Congress moves to dismantle key rules for banks that came in wake of financial crisis; notches legislative win for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moves to dismantle key rules for banks that came in wake of financial crisis; notches legislative win for Trump.


Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and a defeat for patients' groups and Democrats who argued the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope.


Dems want to scrap tax cut for rich to fund teachers' raises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers' salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation's top 1 percent of earners.


Senators reach tentative deal on sexual harassment bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders said Tuesday that they have reached tentative agreement on bipartisan sexual harassment legislation that would hold members of Congress personally liable for harassment claims.


Ryan vents frustration over GOP infighting over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A frustrated Speaker Paul Ryan chided House Republicans for election-season infighting over immigration that sank the party's farm bill last week, participants in a closed-door meeting said Tuesday. Leaders said they will schedule a late- June showdown over immigration, an issue that has divided the GOP for years.


Warring House GOP factions seek middle ground on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of warring House Republican factions searched for an immigration compromise Monday as some conservatives warned of consequences for Speaker Paul Ryan if he allowed party moderates to push a bipartisan bill through the chamber without strong GOP support.


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Cynthia Nixon challenges Gov. Cuomo to debate on live TV

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NY attorney general: Trump pardons can't be shield for state charges

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Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

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