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Trump Backs Off Proposal to Cut Special Olympics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was backing off a budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course after his administration weathered days of criticism for the proposed cut. "I heard about it this...
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Republican Leader Says Steve King Should Quit Congress

The No. 3 House Republican is suggesting that Rep. Steve King leave Congress over his remarks about white supremacy. Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney on Tuesday said of King, "I think he should find another line of work. "I think he should find another line...
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Water Effort Unites Brown, McCarthy, and Feinstein

The Sacramento Bee reports that two leading Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, are joining forces with Kevin McCarthy, the most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, to bring ...
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Bakersfield’s McCarthy Picked as House GOP Leader

WASHINGTON — Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to ...
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Minus McCarthy, Valley Lawmakers Seek Tariff Relief for Ag

President Donald Trump's trade war is unifying a large chunk of California's congressional delegation on behalf of farmers. But notably absent from the coalition is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who represents Kern County, one of California's and th...