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The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

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President Donald Trump is crediting "popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away" with giving his Republican Party an edge in recent polling. More>>

President Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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President Donald Trump says he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

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Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

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The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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The Latest: Teens press for gun control outside White House

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Dozens of teenage students are lying down on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

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Schumer: Trump budget cuts funds for gun background checks

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Sen. Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump's budget proposal cuts millions of dollars from existing background check systems and would make it harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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Gov. Cuomo addresses 'copycat' threats at two Upstate NY schools

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is ordering police to increase patrols at schools across the state following threats in Upstate New York.

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13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

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Republican Mitt Romney is trying for a political comeback as he launches a Senate campaign in Utah.

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The Latest: Trump blames Dems for immigration bill fail

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of abandoning "Dreamers," immigrants brought to the country as children and who stayed illegally, because they wouldn't back his immigration plan.

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Cuomo: 'It's time this nation followed New York's lead'

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging U.S. lawmakers to follow the state's lead and pass legislation similar to the New York Safe Act.

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Comptroller: Cuomo's budget plan raises oversight concerns

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New York state's comptroller says the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives him "significant flexibility" to adjust spending after the plan is approved by the Legislature.

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Cuomo: Prohibit cops from having sex with people in custody

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time New York made it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody.

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VIDEO: New York Gov. Cuomo unveils new family dog 'Captain'

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New York's first family has a new first dog.

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The Latest: Senate off to slow start on immigration debate

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Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas says President Donald Trump's immigration bill is "not an opening bid" for negotiations with Democrats but the "best and final offer.". More>>

NY Senate leader endorses DeFrancisco for governor

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The leader of the New York Senate has endorsed Republican John DeFrancisco's campaign for governor.

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Mayors, other local officials wrapping up Albany conference

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Mayors and other municipal officials from all across New York state are wrapping up their winter conference in Albany.

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NY Gov. Cuomo's favorability, re-election ratings tumble

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A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability and re-election ratings falling just a month after a survey of registered New York state voters gave the Democrat some of the highest ratings during his two terms.

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NY lawmakers: pass new rules for social media political ads

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Two New York state lawmakers are urging their fellow legislators not to pass a state budget without including new rules for political ads on social media.

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Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

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President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan.

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Senate to debate immigration, but Trump is the question mark

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The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday.

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Kolb drops out of NY governor's race; GOP field now at 2

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Republican state lawmaker Brian Kolb has dropped out of the race for New York governor.

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Lobbying expenses spiked as Congress shaped tax code rewrite

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Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in decades.

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The Latest: Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo

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President Donald Trump is explaining his decision not to declassify a Democratic memo, saying the document is "very political" and needs heavy redactions.

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White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

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One of President Donald Trump’s top White House aides resigned Wednesday following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. 

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Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal

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The Senate’s top Republican says there’s Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. 

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The Latest: Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea Video included

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Japan on the second stop of his Asia swing that he says will boost pressure North Korea over its nuclear program during the Winter Olympic games in the South. More>>

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