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White House, GOP at odds over jobless aid in virus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations over the next COVID-19 rescue bill were in flux Friday after the White House floated cutting an unemployment benefits...

Trump, GOP ally vow Confederate base names won’t change

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and a top Senate Republican are pushing Congress to preserve the names of military bases that honor Confederate...

At 88, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio makes 2nd comeback bid

PHOENIX (AP) - Joe Arpaio is trying to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years, facing his...

Despite COVID crisis, Congress seeks to do its day job

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even as lawmakers stumble in their quest to pass another coronavirus response measure, both the House and Senate sought to return...

Joe Biden has a long to-do list if he wins the...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden wants to address health care disparities, toughen gun control, overhaul policing, provide free community college, erase student loan debt,...

Congress defies Trump veto threat on Confederate base names

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday joined the House in defying a veto threat from President Donald Trump to approve defense legislation that...

White House drops payroll tax cut as GOP unveils virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has dropped a bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue...

Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bipartisan Capitol Hill talks have only just begun on a sweeping renewal of coronavirus legislation, but areas of likely agreement -...

McConnell set to unveil new virus aid, despite GOP revolt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is set to unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package on Thursday, pushing past a Republican...

White House, GOP agree on virus testing in new aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep...