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WASHINGTON | Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to global warming, America’s political climate may have changed more than the Earth’s over the past three decades. NASA scientist James Hansen put the world on notice about global warming on June 23, 1988. Looking back, he says: “I was sufficiently idealistic that I thought we would have a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

WASHINGTON | GOP congressman asks Trump to attend annual baseball game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coach of the Republican baseball team says he personally asked President Donald Trump to attend the annual game on Thursday, the anniversary of the shooting rampage that wounded the third-ranking GOP leader and others. “I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP congressman asks Trump to attend annual baseball game

Money’s not the main issue as lawmakers tackle spending bill

WASHINGTON /March 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Money’s not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that’s making its way through Capitol Hill. It’s battles over abortion and President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall that are roiling negotiations on the massive measure, not to mention that Trump has threatened to veto … Continue reading Money’s not the main issue as lawmakers tackle spending bill

Gun legislation passes Florida House, goes to governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /March 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for his signature. The vote of 67-50 reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. The measure, … Continue reading Gun legislation passes Florida House, goes to governor

California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

SACRAMENTO, Calif./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct apologized Wednesday to anyone who felt uncomfortable because of his behavior but flatly denied two of the more serious allegations, one involving a 19-year-old female intern, a day before his fellow senators could decide his punishment. Sen. Tony Mendoza offered his … Continue reading California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

The Latest: Senate votes leave immigrants in limbo

WASHINGTON/February 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on immigration legislation in Congress (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators have also dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling … Continue reading The Latest: Senate votes leave immigrants in limbo

Governor rejects GOP redistricting map as deadline looms

HARRISBURG, Pa. /February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will not submit a new Republican-drawn map of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts to the state’s high court, saying Tuesday that it uses the same unconstitutionally partisan tactics as the 6-year-old boundaries struck down in a gerrymandering case. Wolf’s move came six days before the deadline … Continue reading Governor rejects GOP redistricting map as deadline looms

Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budget

WASHINGTON /February 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — With a midnight government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions in advance of hoped-for showdown votes Thursday night on a massive budget deal. Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. Rand Paul held up voting on the broad measure in hopes of obtaining a recorded vote on … Continue reading Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budget