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HOUSTON | The Latest: Dukakis praises Bush efforts to end Cold War

HOUSTON — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who lost to George H.W. Bush in the 1988 presidential election, says his former political foe’s greatest legacy was his efforts to help end the Cold War. Dukakis told The Associated Press … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Dukakis praises Bush efforts to end Cold War

WASHINGTON | Senate delays vote on nominee opposed by civil rights groups

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-led Senate has delayed a confirmation vote on a judicial nominee opposed by civil rights groups, highlighting the fragile support for President Donald Trump‘s pick to fill the nation’s longest court vacancy. Democratic lawmakers and civil rights groups such as the NAACP have heavily criticized North Carolina lawyer Thomas Farr for his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate delays vote on nominee opposed by civil rights groups

WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” Trump, still seething over that Monday ruling, began his Thanksgiving … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida is again at the center of an election controversy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, but this year there are no hanging chads or butterfly ballots like in 2000. And no angry mobs in suits — at least not yet. The deeply purple state will learn Saturday whether there will be recounts in the bitter and … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida is again at the center of an election controversy

WASHINGTON | Obama’s health insurance overhaul a winner in midterms

WASHINGTON — One victor in the midterm elections is former President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul. An Associated Press survey of voters nationwide found that health care was the top issue, ahead of immigration and jobs and the economy. Those concerned about health care overwhelmingly voted for Democrats. That helped Democrats take control of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Obama’s health insurance overhaul a winner in midterms

TOPEKA, Kan. | New Kansas governor faces skeptical GOP-led Legislature

TOPEKA, Kan. — Democrat Laura Kelly promised a new tone of bipartisanship after a victory in the Kansas governor’s race brought her national attention. She faces a Republican-dominated Legislature with leaders who call her proposals impractical and vow to hold her to a pledge not to raise taxes. Kelly, a veteran state senator from Topeka, … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | New Kansas governor faces skeptical GOP-led Legislature