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With Trump's nominee in limbo, envoy post in UAE stays empty

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been empty for nine mon...

Insurance giants bankroll group that pushes private Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offe...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to ...

Donations to liberal group swelled during Trump's first year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anonymous donors gave more than $79 million to a liberal nonprofit during President Donald Trump's first year in office, helping fuel opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Co...

Pro-Kavanaugh group received millions from anonymous donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released tax records show an obscure nonprofit last year gave nearly $15 million it received from anonymous donors to a conservative advocacy group that backed Judge Brett Kava...

GOP senators want nuclear energy talks with Saudis suspended

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are urging President Donald Trump to suspend negotiations over an atomic energy agreement with Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (j...

Environmental group condemns GOP panel's foreign agent probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese isla...

Saudis have a $6 million lobbying payroll despite departures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after th...

US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods are threatening a trade deal with South Africa that gives U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a ma...

Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to give the Justice Department more enforcement authority over the lucrative and at times shadowy world of foreign lobbying is stalled amid opposition from pro-business groups...

For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled nation...

For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled nation...

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock...

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock...

Member of Congress, member of corporate board? It's allowed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock...