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Illinois Governor Calls Special Session to Force Budget Deal

Illinois Governor Calls Special Session to Force Budget Deal

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 17
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called state legislators back to the Capitol for a special session starting next week to hammer out a budget deal and end an unprecedented impasse that could enter a third year.

AP FACT CHECK: Ethics Checks Move Along Despite Trump Beefs

AP FACT CHECK: Ethics Checks Move Along Despite Trump Beefs

By Julie Bykowicz | Jun 15
The Office of Government Ethics is actually moving faster on Trump's nominations than it did under President Barack Obama, data from the office show.

UK Election Throws Up Wider Array of Brexit Alternatives

UK Election Throws Up Wider Array of Brexit Alternatives

By Pan Pylas | Jun 14
Prime Minister Theresa May had hoped the election would provide more certainty to Britain's exit from the European Union. Her failure to even retain a majority has delivered anything but, throwing up an even wider array of Brexit scenarios.

AP FACT CHECK: Obamacare 'Death Spiral' is a Half-Told Tale

AP FACT CHECK: Obamacare 'Death Spiral' is a Half-Told Tale

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 14
The Trump administration is leaving out half the equation when it argues President Barack Obama's health care law is in a "death spiral."

Germany's Merkel Hosts African Leaders Ahead of G20 Summit

Germany's Merkel Hosts African Leaders Ahead of G20 Summit

Jun 13
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting a meeting with African leaders ahead of next month's Group of 20 summit, and her government is offering funds to encourage reform on the continent.

GOP's Pursuit of Health Care Overhaul Comes with Risks

GOP's Pursuit of Health Care Overhaul Comes with Risks

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 13
Republicans are trying to scale back major benefit programs being used by millions of people. And they're trying to do it even though much of the public is leery of drastic changes, and there's no support outside the GOP. It's not stopping them.

Top Republican Seeks Action Now to Steady Insurance Markets

Top Republican Seeks Action Now to Steady Insurance Markets

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 12
A senior House Republican on Thursday called for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP could get blamed for rising premiums and dwindling choice next year.

Q&A: What Leaving the Paris Climate Deal Means for Business

Q&A: What Leaving the Paris Climate Deal Means for Business

By David Koenig and Paul Wiseman | Jun 12
The impact of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement will differ for companies depending on what they produce and whether they have sales overseas.

EU Presses Britain to Get Its Act Together for Brexit Talks

EU Presses Britain to Get Its Act Together for Brexit Talks

By Raf Casert | Jun 11
For years it seemed Britain could not get out of the European Union fast enough. Now that it decided to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave.

House Votes to Roll Back Post-2008 Financial Rules

House Votes to Roll Back Post-2008 Financial Rules

By Kevin Freking and Marcy Gordon | Jun 11
The Republican-led House has moved closer to fulfilling President Donald Trump's goal of doing "a big number" on Dodd-Frank, the landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that was designed to prevent future meltdowns.

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