Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads online

A few of the advertisements to sell marijuana online are seen on a Denver Craigslist page, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Legal marijuana is widely for sale in Colorado, but a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell weed illegally using online ads such as Craigslist. A bill approved unanimously by the state Senate on Monday, Jan. 23, would make it a crime to advertise pot if the person doesn't have a license to sell the drug. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell marijuana illegally using online ads.



Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law
President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises. Other less sweeping ...

Democrats will try to delay vote on attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to request a delay in the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, a move that will push the panel's vote back to Jan. 31.

White House warns China on trade, South China Sea

A Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (C), during military drills in the South China Sea on January 2, 2017At his first formal daily briefing, President Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer defended the incoming administration's wary stance on ties with Beijing. Spicer was asked about a suggestion by Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, that Washington should prevent China from building islands in disputed waters.



The Latest: Trump meets with labor leaders at White House

The Latest: Trump meets with labor leaders at White HouseThe Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling union leaders that he is redoing the nation's trade deals "to put a lot of people back to work." ...



'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockeryDown is up. The sky is red. Dogs are birthing kittens. Facts? Nope. Try "alternative facts." The internet went wild after a top Trump adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said the administration was supplying ...



2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. listens at left as Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, to announce the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a possible GOP replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.



Republicans propose giving U.S. states option to keep Obamacare

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks at a news conference with a bipartisan group of senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., to unveil a compromise proposal on gun control measuresBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators said on Monday that U.S. states should be allowed to stay in the Obamacare healthcare insurance program if they like, with one adding she felt confused by President Donald Trump's broad but unspecific executive order targeting the program. Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a promise to dismantle Obamacare, and they are working on carrying out that pledge as an early product of united Republican control of the White House and Congress.



Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law, in Washington. A legal watchdog group plans to file a lawsuit Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, alleging that Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.



Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on TrumpAbortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision ...



The Latest: Democrats seek delay on Sessions vote

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is on track to confirm Pompeo to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, evening. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (All times EST):



White House defends statement on audience for Trump's inaugural

Sean Spicer holds a press briefing at the White House in WashingtonWhite House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday defended his statement that President Donald Trump's inauguration was the most-watched ever, citing viewership on television and other media and insisting that "our intention is never to lie to you." "I believe that we have to be honest with the American people. Spicer had been sharply criticized for his comments on Saturday by media, which noted photographs from former President Barack Obama's first inauguration showed much larger crowds than Trump drew on Friday.



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