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Senate Budget Committee members Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., flank a large photograph held up that shows and compares Inauguration crowd sizes in 2009 and 2017 as Merkley questions Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Mulvaney's confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
GOP Congress grapples with 'alternative facts' from TrumpCongressional Republicans are grappling with President Donald Trump's tendency to spout falsehoods
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FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Jim Tarnick of Fullerton, Neb., goes about his chores, with the planned route of the Keystone XL pipeline running on his property behind the cattle enclosure. President Trump's decision to restart the Keystone XL pipeline approval process was disheartening but not surprising to Tarnick, who told the Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, that he and other landowners who oppose it will continue to fight, although he hopes he doesn't have to do it for the rest of his life. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelinesPresident Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines
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S. Carolina lawmaker resigns; faces domestic violence chargeA South Carolina lawmaker accused of beating his wife bloody in front of his children has resigned following his felony indictment on an aggravated domestic violence charge punishable by up to 25 years in prison
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President Donald Trump, left, talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., right, during a reception for House and Senate leaders in the the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure planSenate Democrats are offering a proposal to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground
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The Latest: California governor vows to fight TrumpGov. Jerry Brown is promising in his annual State of the State address to defend California's laws on immigration, health care and the environment in the face of the Trump administration
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President Donald Trump points to Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields, center, at the start of a meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Also at the meeting are Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, right, and White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, second from the right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industryThe threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost
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The Latest: Minnesota governor doesn't link cancer, faintingMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he doesn't think his diagnosis with prostate cancer is connected with his collapse during his State of the State address
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Stephanie McMahon, daughter of Small Business Administration Administrator-designate, former wrestling entertainment executive, Linda McMahon, accompanied by her husband Paul Levesque, also know as "Triple H," smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, during Linda McMahon's confirmation hearing before the Senate Small and Entrepreneurship Committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former wrestling exec casts herself as a job creatorFormer wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon is emphasizing her experience in building a business from scratch as she seeks to become the next administrator of the Small Business Administration
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his State of the State address in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. House Speaker Kurt Daudt said minutes after Dayton collapsed while delivering the speech that Dayton was "up and about" and that the governor would be OK. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancerMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term
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New study: Trump to inherit $559B deficit, stable economyCongressional analysts are projecting that President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the ongoing budget year
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by, from left, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, as he announced that he has invited President Donald Trump to address a Joint Session of Congress on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Trump's voter fraud claim a distraction for GOPCongressional Republicans are discovering that with Donald Trump in the White House, they may be spending a lot of time answering for false claims from their president
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This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows part of the Israeli settlement of Psagot, background, overlooking Palestinian houses, in a suburb of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel says it has approved 2,500 homes in West Bank settlements In a statement from his office, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs.” He says the majority of the housing units will be built in settlement blocs, areas where most settlers live and which Israel wants to keep under its control under any future peace deal with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
With Trump's swearing-in, Israel pushes ahead on settlementsIsrael says it plans to build 2,500 more settler homes on the West Bank
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