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The Latest: Kentucky gov says some lawmakers should resign

The Latest: Kentucky gov says some lawmakers should resignFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a report Kentucky GOP House Speaker Jeff Hoover has settled a sexual harassment allegation with one of his staffers (all times local):



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Donald Trump Says Public Spats With Lawmakers Can Help His Agenda

Donald Trump Says Public Spats With Lawmakers Can Help His AgendaPresident Donald Trump may be using his public spats with Congress as a whip to get his agenda moving.



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Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Lawmakers By Name, Says They Better Pray For Forgiveness

Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Lawmakers By Name, Says They Better Pray For ForgivenessJimmy Kimmel barely held back his tears on Monday night as he spoke about his hometown of Las Vegas, where a gunman killed at least 50 people and left more than 500 injured on Sunday night.



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Obama: It's 'Frustrating' To Have To Convince Lawmakers Not To Inflict 'Real Human Suffering'

Obama: It's 'Frustrating' To Have To Convince Lawmakers Not To Inflict 'Real Human Suffering'Former President Barack Obama said it’s “frustrating to have to mobilize” so often to keep lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act. Speaking at a Gates Foundation event on Wednesday, Obama addressed a health care bill Republicans are trying to hurry through Congress that could have major ramifications for millions of people. “When I see people trying to undo that hard-earned progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions … for whom coverage would, once again, be almost unobtainable, it is aggravating,” Obama said.



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U.S. lawmakers want 'supercharged' response to North Korea nuclear tests

U.S. lawmakers want 'supercharged' response to North Korea nuclear testsBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Frustrated U.S. lawmakers called on Tuesday for a high-powered response to North Korea’s nuclear tests, saying Washington should act alone if necessary to stiffen sanctions on companies from China, Russia and any country doing business with Pyongyang. “I believe the response from the United States and our allies should be supercharged,” said Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.



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Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge USTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Chanting "Death to America," Iran's parliament voted unanimously Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, part of a sanctions bill mirroring a new U.S. law targeting the country.



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'May you die in pain': Lawmakers face fierce criticism as they return home

'May you die in pain': Lawmakers face fierce criticism as they return homeAt a town hall in Chico, Calif., Rep. Doug LaMalfa faced anger over his vote to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, and his denial of climate change.



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‘Disgusting’: N.H. lawmakers demand apology for Trump’s ‘drug-infested den’ remark

‘Disgusting’: N.H. lawmakers demand apology for Trump’s ‘drug-infested den’ remarkNew Hampshire lawmakers lashed back Thursday in response to derisive leaked comments in which President Trump referred to their state as a “drug-infested den."



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US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for three countries

US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for three countriesWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday.



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Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Package

Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Russia Sanctions PackageThe bill includes stiff economic penalties against Iran and North Korea



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