Government and politics

Sen. John McCain, R-Az., front left, is pursued by reporters after casting a 'no' vote on a a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 29, 2017 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain seemed poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol despite a brain cancer diagnosis. He turned out to be the executioner. The longtime Arizona senator stunned pretty much everyone Friday by turning on his party and his president and...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump named Kelly as his new Chief of Staff on July 28, ousting Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 28, 2017 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly may need to find and strap on some armor. The battle-hardened, outspoken commander's new mission is to steady the roiling Trump administration — and quiet the friendly fire — as White House chief of staff. "He has been a true star of my...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump named Kelly as his new Chief of Staff on July 28, ousting Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 28, 2017 - 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly may need to find and strap on some armor. The battle-hardened, outspoken commander's new mission is to steady the roiling Trump administration — and quiet the friendly fire — as White House chief of staff. "He has been a true star of my...
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President Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, July 28, 2017, on his way to Brentwood, N.Y. for a speech to law enforcement officials on the street gang MS-13. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 28, 2017 - 10:00 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Talking tough on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump appeared Friday to advocate rougher treatment of people in police custody, speaking dismissively of the police practice of shielding the heads of handcuffed suspects as they are being placed in...
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White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, left, walks with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus steps off Air Force One as they arrive Friday, July 28, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump says Homeland Secretary John Kelly is his new White House chief of staff. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 28, 2017 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus. After months of speculation about Priebus' fate, Trump...
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President Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, July 28, 2017, on his way to Brentwood, N.Y. for a speech to law enforcement officials on the street gang MS-13. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 28, 2017 - 8:57 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Talking tough on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump appeared Friday to advocate rougher treatment of people in police custody, speaking dismissively of the police practice of shielding the heads of handcuffed suspects as they are being placed in...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain sent shockwaves through the Senate early Friday morning, July 28 when he cast the deciding vote rejecting the GOP's heath care effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Reaction in red state Arizona has been more muted. McCain returned to the Senate earlier this week after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Despite making a decisive vote for opening debate on the measure, the Arizona senator's ultimate "no" vote effectively killed the legislation called the "skinny repeal" bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 28, 2017 - 8:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain sent shockwaves through the Senate early Friday morning when he cast the deciding vote rejecting the GOP's heath care effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While his dramatic thumbs-down rejection drew gasps and cheers in Washington, D.C., leaders in...
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White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, left, walks with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus steps off Air Force One as they arrive Friday, July 28, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump says Homeland Secretary John Kelly is his new White House chief of staff. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 28, 2017 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus. After months of speculation about Priebus' fate, Trump...
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July 28, 2017 - 7:35 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's secretary of state has referred "potential concerns" about a campaign finance filing by Sen. Luther Strange to a state ethics commission. Strange's campaign says it's confident it followed the law. Secretary of State John Merrill said Friday he asked the commission...
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White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, left, walks with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as they step off Air Force One as they arrives Friday, July 28, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump says Homeland Secretary Secretary John Kelly is his new White House chief of staff. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump replacing Reince Priebus as chief of staff (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Outgoing White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says that he formally resigned from his job after it became clear the president wanted to go in a different direction...
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