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Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

President Donald Trump on Sunday, March 26, attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts.

President Donald Trump signed a handful of measures Monday rolling back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act.

Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview

Ted Koppel, left, and Sean Hannity

Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for "Sunday Morning," in which the veteran "Nightline" anchor answered "yes" when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad for America.

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers.

Petition would seek reduced sentence for Pamela Smart

Advocates for Pamela Smart, who's serving a life sentence for plotting with her teenage lover to kill her husband, say they are planning to file a petition seeking a reduced sentence.

New York college alters sign bearing Trump ally's name

A New York college has altered the sign at a student apartment building bearing the name of a major benefactor and Donald Trump supporter who insulted President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Wisconsin bill would allow hidden weapons without license

Hidden handguns could be legally carried without a license in Wisconsin under a far-reaching, Republican-backed proposal unveiled Tuesday.

Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee begins briefings

The Legislature's public dissection of Gov. Scott Walker's $76 billion state budget proposal is beginning.


U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he's running for governor
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The Democratic congressman, who has represented southern Minnesota since his election in 2006, told the Rochester Post-Bulletin that he's running for governor.

Franken to vote against Gorsuch nomination
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As Democrats line up to oppose Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Sen. Al Franken is vowing to vote against Gorsuch and Sen. Amy Klobuchar appears to be leaning against him.


White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants.


Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.


Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence.


Review: Heston bio returns star of 'Ben-Hur' to epic stature

"Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon" (Dey Street), by Marc EliotTalk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing…


Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.


McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran

Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.


Trump says Ford investing in 3 Michigan auto plants

President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants.


Walker pushing his plans to move more off state Medicaid

Gov. Scott Walker is asking the Trump administration to approve his plans to move more single adults off state BadgerCare Medicaid coverage and into the workforce. The failure of Republicans in U.S. House to replace the federal Affordable Care Act sheds greater light on Walker's proposal for Wisconsin.


The Latest: Dem says Nunes should step down from intel panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):


Police: Man dead after shots fired during theft call

Authorities in Maryland say a man is dead after shots were fired as an officer investigated a theft call.