Category: Primary

Judge in Virginia lets case against Manafort move forward
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Judge in Virginia lets case against Manafort move forward

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, clearing the way for a much-anticipated trial to start as scheduled next month. The decision Tuesday by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III was a...

Ryan sets House vote on GOP immigration bill for Wednesday
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Ryan sets House vote on GOP immigration bill for Wednesday

By LISA MASCARO and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan scheduled a long-awaited showdown vote on a broad Republican immigration bill for Wednesday, but is showing little confidence that the package will survive. Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution Underscoring the legislation’s weak prospects in his GOP-run chamber, Ryan, R-Wis.,...

Budget analysts give grim projections for record US debt
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Budget analysts give grim projections for record US debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget scorekeeper for U.S. lawmakers projects that federal debt compared to the size of the economy will reach 78 percent this fiscal year, the highest level in nearly seven decades. Group of 10 senators challenge Trump over tariffs The Congressional Budget Office predicts the debt will grow even as government revenue...

Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban
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Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote...

Raycom-Gray merger would create 3rd-largest TV station group in US
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Raycom-Gray merger would create 3rd-largest TV station group in US

ATLANTA (AP) — Gray Television Inc. and Raycom Media Inc. are announcing a merger that would create the third-largest television broadcast group in the United States. Georgia-based Gray and Alabama-based Raycom said Monday that they’ve entered into an agreement to combine the companies in a $3.6 billion deal. The combined operation would have more than...

Senate approves $145B spending bill to fund energy, veterans
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Senate approves $145B spending bill to fund energy, veterans

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the next budget year. The 86-5 vote in favor of the bill sends it back to the House, which approved a similar bill this month. Lawmakers hope to send...

Trump trash-talks restaurant that booted his press secretary
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Trump trash-talks restaurant that booted his press secretary

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday trash-talked a Virginia restaurant that asked his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to leave because she worked for his administration. In a tweet, Trump said that The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, “should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and...

Daily News Digest – June 25, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 25, 2018

Good morning. Here’s your Daily News for Monday, June 25, 2018.  1. No words. Attorney General Steve Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, dies.  I don’t know what to say. Yesterday, Bridgette Marshall, wife of Attorney General Steve Marshall, died. Here’s the statement from the AG’s office: We are saddened to report that Bridgette Marshall, wife of Attorney General...