Category: Primary

Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser
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Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering an administration facing key decisions on Iran and North...

Daily News – March 23, 2018
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Daily News – March 23, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Friday, March 23.  1. Trump Tariffs Take Toll “This is what a trade war looks like.” Stock markets took a tumble Thursday, in large part due to fears that President Trump’s new trade policies will spark a debilitating trade war with China. The Dow fell by more than 700 points – it’s fifth...

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown
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Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

By LISA MASCARO and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late scuffles and conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White House....

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China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation in a tariff dispute with President Donald Trump and girded Friday for a bigger battle over technology policy as financial markets sank on fears of global disruption. The Commerce Ministry said higher duties on pork,...

Victim’s family relieved at juvenile sex offenders bill
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Victim’s family relieved at juvenile sex offenders bill

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police will have to notify school superintendents about juvenile sex offenders — and courts will consider alternative schooling — after a bill named for a child victim won approval in a final House vote. Thursday’s vote on “Annalyn’s Law” was 76-18. Six-year-old Annalyn Cook was molested by...

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Alabama House approves stiffer fentanyl penalties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to stiffen penalties for distributing fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid blamed for a surge of overdoses. Representatives voted 89-2 on Thursday for the bill. It now moves to the Alabama Senate where lawmakers will decide whether to go along with House changes. A person...

House approves money for school security measures
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House approves money for school security measures

By KIM CHANDLER and MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Schools could soon be able to tap a state technology fund for security measures such as paying for school resource officers or surveillance cameras. The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday voted 96-4 for the bill. The Alabama Senate will now consider whether to...

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Austin bombings revive trauma of Alabama explosion death

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Judge Robert S. Vance was at his kitchen table on Dec. 16, 1989, when he opened a package that had been mailed to his home. The bomb hidden inside exploded with brutal force, killing Vance instantly and severely injuring his wife. Two days later, a similar device...

Trump signs order punishing China on trade
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Trump signs order punishing China on trade

By PAUL WISEMAN and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese pressure on U.S. companies to hand...

Daily News Digest – March 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 22, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Thursday, March 22.  1. Guns are done The teacher carry bill is dead. Rep. Will Ainsworth and House Speaker Mac McCutcheon both blamed Democrats for threatening filibuster the bill, yet there wasn’t a whole lot of enthusiasm for passing it within the House GOP Caucus. Gun control bills are also...