Tax cuts quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans spooked world markets in their ardor to cut spending when Democrat Barack Obama occupied the White House. Now, with a GOP president pressing for politically popular tax cuts and billions more for the military, few in the GOP are complaining about the nation's soaring debt.

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  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

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AP FACT CHECK: Single-payer sounds best when it sounds free

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are not clamoring for single-payer health care, as Sen. Bernie Sanders suggests they are, in proposing a plan that would have the government foot most medical bills.

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  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

Top Democrats Schumer and Pelosi now deal-makers with Trump

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a long eight months in the wilderness for Democrats, but if any two were going to find their way back to the action it was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his House counterpart, Nancy Pelosi.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership and access to health care may be factors.

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  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press