Government and politics

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards celebrates with his wife Donna Edwards as he arrives to address supporters at his election night watch party in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
November 17, 2019 - 6:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper talks to the media with Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Khalid Al Attiyah at the Pentagon in Washington. Barely four months into his tenure, Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East – most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria – that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
November 14, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has opened the door for athletes at the nation’s military academies to play professional sports after they graduate, and delay their active-duty service. Esper signed a memo last Friday laying out the new guidelines, which says the athletes must get...
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President Donald Trump watches the first half of an NCAA football game between Alabama and LSU with his wife Melania Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Alb. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 09, 2019 - 11:04 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation's top two teams — and him. His reception at the showdown between Louisiana State and Alabama contrasted with the scene...
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FILE--In this Friday, April 12, 2019, file photograph, Colorado Rep. Alec Garnett, D-Denver, speaks during a ceremony in the State Capitol in Denver. Garnett is co-sponsoring a proposal in the Legislature to dedicate a limited revenue stream from legalized sports betting to a state water conservation plan. Before that, though, voters will cast ballots Tuesday, Nov. 5, on whether to legalize sports betting in the state and tax the revenues to help conserve water. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 06, 2019 - 4:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado became the 19th U.S. state to legalize some form of sports betting as election officials tallied Wednesday a surprisingly close vote in which ballots for the measure narrowly surpassed "no" votes. More than 1.3 million Coloradans voted Tuesday on Proposition DD, a bipartisan...
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First lady Melania Trump, Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman, and President Donald Trump arrive for an event to honor the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals, on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 05, 2019 - 4:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mostly stuck to sports Monday while honoring the World Series champion Washington Nationals, who had a handful of players skip the White House visit. Amid an impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill and Washington feting its first Major League Baseball champion...
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Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, center, presents a jersey to President Donald Trump during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. Standing alongside Zimmerman are manager Dave Martinez, second from right, and general manager Mike Rizzo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 04, 2019 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to attend Saturday's college football matchup between the two highest-ranked teams in the nation, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama. The Federal Aviation Administration is advising that Trump will travel to Tuscaloosa,...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo holds up the World Series trophy during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over the Houston Astros, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 02, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington's first World Series victory since 1924. "They say good things come to those who wait. Ninety-five years...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump smiles during a news conference at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France. Trump is expected to watch the UFC 244 fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 02, 2019 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Politics can be a bruising business. But President Donald Trump plans to get a firsthand look at a different kind of blood sport on Saturday night. Trump is set to return to his hometown of New York City to attend a high-profile UFC match at Madison Square Garden. Trump has long...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, third from left, arrive for Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Also pictured are Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., second from left, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 01, 2019 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome the come-from-behind Washington Nationals who will celebrate their World Series victory Monday on the South Lawn of the White House. The Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday to clinch the title in Game 7 of the World Series. They...
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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., right, and a member of the military, left, stands as members of the military are recognized during Game 5 of a baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 31, 2019 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign delivered a brushback pitch during the final game of the World Series with an in-your-face national TV ad more than a year before the 2020 election. The swaggering TV spot, complete with an image of Trump presiding over the weekend raid that...
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