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Evan Vucci

Evan Vucci is an Associated Press photographer based in Washington, D.C. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, his work has taken him around the globe where he shoots and produces both still photography, and video projects.

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Trump just unveiled a new plan to slash legal immigration - Associated Press/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump ...
Stop the GOP from sabotaging our health care system - Evan Vucci, Associated Press filePresident Donald Trump, ...
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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today - Associated Press/Evan Vucci Good morning. Here's everythi...
White House: Republicans to be rewarded for health care vote (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File).…
Evan Vucci/AP. The rest of the country may be talking about health care this week, but you must be a die-hard education fan. As we reported,
Think Progress When you didn’t read the bill - CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan Vucci The GOP voted to strip millions of t...
Walk of shame or walk of blame for ? Photo Evan Vucci/Associated Press
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits next to Ivanka Trump, Friday, March 17, 2017, at the White House in Washington…
UN Ambassador : It's time to hold North Korea accountable 'with our actions' Associated Press/Evan Vucci. In addi…
Mark Cuban offers cryptic response when asked if he's considering future presidential bid AP Photo/Evan Vucci. Bi…
Check this out: Senate easily confirms Trump pick of Shulkin as VA secretary - -. AP Photo/Evan Vucci. WASHINGTON …
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Check this out: Trump: Mark Cuban is 'not smart enough to run for president' - -. AP Photo/Evan Vucci. President D…
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TIME These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2017 TIME Evan Vucci—AP President-elect Donald Trump listens to a…
Photo of Trump and Jack Ma at Trump tower (AP/Evan Vucci)
Trump and his cabinet picks prepare for grilling. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci).
The manufacturer that Trump convinced to keep 1,000 jobs in the US is now raising prices AP Photo/Evan Vucci. Les…
President-elect Donald Trump has offered few clues on his tech agenda. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Aside from a few populist nuggets in a fieryGe…
Trump's phone call with Taiwan was reportedly months in the making: Evan Vucci/Associa..
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Donald Trump, as she arrives for a party at the home of Robert Mercer - Evan…
TIL that not all men know the paperclip trick to hold their ties together. [Photo: Evan Vucci/AP]
Trump kicks off raucous victory tour in Ohio - AP Photo/Evan Vucci President-elect Donald Trump and Vice Presid...
AP photog Evan Vucci wins photo of the year tbh
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A year on the campaign trail With Donald Trump | Photo: Evan Vucci—AP)
Chinese Americans on supporting Trump: 'There's nothing to be ashamed of': AP Photo/ Evan Vucci. At first glan...
These factors predict how likely you are to support Donald Trump: AP Photo/ Evan Vucci. There are clear demogr...
Donald Trump (left) and Matt Lauer AP Photo/Evan Vucci Donald Trump made lewd, sexist remarks to the female...
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Here are the Republicans who endorsed Donald Trump for president: Associated Press/Evan Vucci. As Democratic p...
amazing work of AP photographer Evan Vucci. A photographer's view: A year on the campaign trail with Donald Trump
Donald Trump in the Spin Room after the first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton. "Credit Evan Vucci/Associated Press"
Evan Vucci's wonderful collection of election images featured by TIME:
My favourite picture so far. By Evan Vucci for AP.
.battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror (AP Photo/ Evan…
Why is the Oculus founder trying to bring hateful memes offline? AP Photo/ Evan Vucci. Lu…
“I’m not there to have an opinion, I’m there to take photos," says AP's Evan Vucci. Great interview by
The venerable Evan Vucci shares his experiences from the trail with Donald Trump.
To clear up any earlier confusion, this suit looks great. (Pic by Evan Vucci/AP)
Note: Evan Vucci is a fantastic photographer. Fault is w/ editor who looked at 100 pictures, chose an outlier, made it the focus
Billionaire GOP Donor Wants Trump's Head Checked - Mother Jones Evan Vucci/AP Mike Fernandez has spent more than...
Evan Vucci / AP Last night, in Time Capsule I noted the deafening silence of Republican…
The Trump Hispanic Engagement Effort Is Sputtering: Evan Vucci / AP WASHINGTON — Ileana Garcia is the type of true…
Trump’s Appeal to the Forgotten Man: . AP Photo/Evan Vucci. Republican presidenti...
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10 Things to Know for Today: (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Republican presidential candidate...
Trump taunts GOP, refusing to back Ryan, McCain. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci).
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) OBSCENE pulling out of his butt, not even respectfully keeping it in his breas
Hundreds gather in Denver to see Donald Trump, hours before his speech: Evan Vucci, APRepublican presidential...
by Viveca Novak Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's presence on the presidential ticket could make for fundraising headaches. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Heavenly calligraphy on the White House state dinner menu (by Pat Blair?) - photo by Evan Vucci via SF Gate
Internet sensation 'Bernie dies of SIDS: (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) The baby who stole the Internet’s hear...
.calls for automatic voter registration: (PIc: Evan Vucci)
The Buck Stops With George W. Bush: Evan Vucci / APGreat news for Jeb Bush! Jon Meachem’s new book has just se...
Payton, Dipo, Evan, Gordon, Vucci. Bring Tobias, Mario, Dedmon, and CJ or Napier off the bench
Can Government Function Without Privacy?: Evan Vucci / APFor all the attention paid to Hillary...
Mini me & I captured by Associated Press photographer, Evan Vucci. . Link to more images and...
"School is the place where so many of us learned to dream." —Shanna Peeples, . (Image: Evan Vucci/AP)
President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, after arriving for a troop rally during a visit to the country, on May 25. Dunford has been selected to become the next Marine Corps commandant. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) The selection of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford as the next commandant of the Marine Corps was greeted widely last week by most Marines as a fantastic choice. Frequently called “the smartest general in the Marine Corps” by his peers, Dunford is known as unflappable and fair, and has a wealth of operational experience that led to his nickname, “Fightin’ Joe.” As retired Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, once the top enlisted Marine in the service, put it: “He’s the *** epitome of a Marine leader.” There’s a down side to the selection, however. Dunford, 58, has served as the chief of the International Security Assistance Force overseeing coalition operations in Afghanistan since February ...
Watch what happens when a girl hands Michelle Obama her dad's résumé: (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)
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WORLD Obama has limited leverage over Putin in Ukraine crisis Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY 2 hours ago Evan Vucci, AP WASHINGTON — For President Obama, the situation in Ukraine is on the cusp of becoming one of the most complicated foreign policy crises of his administration. In the three days since Obama warned Vladimir Putin that "there will be costs" for military intervention in Ukraine, the Russian president has not only ignored Obama's threat but has doubled down on his Ukraine gambit. After Obama called Putin on Saturday to express his "deep concern" that Russia had violated Ukraine sovereignty, Putin went to the Russian parliament and won unanimous support to deploy troops inside Ukraine. By the Obama administration's estimate, there are now about 6,000 Russian troops in Crimea, and reinforcements continue to fly in. On Monday, there were conflicting reports that the Russian navy issued an ultimatum to Ukraine's military in Crimea to surrender, even as Obama reiterated that his administration is exam ...
Japan assures US of calm response to China tension Secretary of State John Kerry walks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to speak after their meeting at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Americans are getting fed up with Congress. How is the shutdown hurting you? Take a video and share your story with (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP)
Out of time: Senate’s Ohio Clock stops ticking: Evan Vucci/AP . The Ohio Clock has stood watch over the Senate...
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is pursued by members of the media as he gets on an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, after leaving a Republican policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Obama’s national debt rate on track to double By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times President Obama likes to say that raising the nation’s borrowing limit “won’t add a dime” to the federal debt, but he neglects to mention that the government already has borrowed the equivalent of more than 60 trillion dimes since he took office.
Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation. (Evan Vucci /Associated Press) - Washington Post
"Happy brthdy to Malia Obama, born 15 yrs ago today in Chicago! (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama: no Cold War for Africa Published: 28 Jun 2013 22:01 Source: AFP President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at Waterkloof Air Base, in Centurion. (Evan Vucci, AP) Johannesburg - US President Barack Obama on Friday played down talk of great power rivalry in Africa, welcoming investment by the likes of China and rejecting the idea of Cold War-style proxy economic duel. But Obama, speaking aboard Air Force One as he flew to Johannesburg from Dakar, did make a strong case for the US model of investment, which prioritises local capacity building, democracy and good governance. "I think it's a good thing that China and India and Turkey and some of these other countries - Brazil - are paying a lot of attention to Africa," Obama said. "This is not a zero-sum game. This is not the Cold War. You've got one global market, and if countries that are now entering into middle-income status see Africa as a big opportunity for them, that can potentially help Africa." Obama said the model was "greatl ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under strict supervision of a secret court and cannot intentionally targ...
Obama told reporters his meetings with Xi have been "terrific." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama, Chinese president talk North Korea, cybersecurity at summit President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping finished a second round of talks Saturday, bringing to a close a two-day summit said to have been a warm and laid-back counterpoint to the oftentimes frigid and tense relationship between the two global superpowers. Read more: Photo: Evan Vucci / AP
President Obama seems to be losing interest in pacifying Republicans on Capitol Hill and more interested in putting teeth into his own agenda and surrounding himself with people loyal to him and not to Washington. What’s going on?   Ed's taking the weekend off, but Joy-Ann Reid will be dive deep into this and many other questions today at 5pET (4pCT/3pMT/2pPT) on msnbc! (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)   Here's Joy's guest list: Perry Bacon, political editor for theGrio.com. James Risen, reporter for The New York Times Michael Steele, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and MSNBC Analyst Steve Kornacki, MSNBC host, "Up With Steve Kornacki" Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Dr. Donna Gentile O'Donnell, Democratic strategist and author of "Provider of Last Resort: The Story of the Closure of the Philadelphia General HospitaL" Cupid, musician behind "Cupid Shuffle"   It’s going to be yet another blockbuster weekend edition of today at 5pET on Join the conversation now or during the show by comm ...
There's some squinting of presidential proportions going on here! (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama's New FBI Chief Approved Bush's NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Scheme James Comey becomes just the latest symbol of the Obama legacy: normalizing what was very recently viewed as radical by Glenn Greenwald James Comey, Deputy Attorney General under President Bush, is reported to be President Obama's pick to lead the FBI. File photo from Jan. 14, 2004. (Photograph: Evan Vucci, File/Associated Press)One of the biggest scandals of the Bush administration (which is really saying something) began on December 16, 2005. That was when the New York Times' James Risen and Eric Lichtblau were finally allowed to reveal what they had learned more than a year earlier: namely, that President Bush, in 2002, had ordered the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the electronic communications of US citizens without first obtaining warrants from the FISA court as required by 30-year-old criminal law. For the next three years, they reported, the NSA "monitored the international telephone calls and international e-mail m ...
PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton It's official -- with the release of yesterday's census report we know that blacks voted at a higher rate than whites for the first time ever in 2012 -- do you think inspired African American voters to turn out? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Obama to pitch immigration overhaul in Mexico - 05/01/2013 | MiamiHerald.com 05/02/13 09:51 Page 1 of 3 Evan Vucci, archivo / Foto AP ARCHIVO - En imagen del 30 de abril de 2013, el presidente Barack Obama responde preguntas durante una conferencia de prensa en la Casa Blanca en Washington. La complicada política migratoria estadounidense ha creado un dilema para Obama, que lucha por una reforma que considera crucial para su legado. Posted on Wed, May. 01, 2013 Obama to pitch immigration overhaul in Mexico By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press President Barack Obama is headed to Mexico with a domestic ambition at the top of his travel agenda. To sell his immigration overhaul back home, he needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure the border. Obama was to fly to Mexico City on Thursday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, eager to promote Mexico's economic success and the neighboring country's place as the second largest export market for U.S. goods and services ...
Home » News WH: Obama Called Hillary on Night of Benghazi Attack--More Than Six Hours After It Started February 20, 2013 _ By Fred Lucas Subscribe to RSS 111 27 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at approximately 10 p.m. on the night of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNSNews.com. That was more than six hours after the attacks started, more than an hour before Tryone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed--and about the time that Clinton first released a statement linking the attacks to “inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” a reference to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. “Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national security adviser,” Carney told CNSNews.com on Tuesday. “He was in regular communication with his national security team directly, through them, and spoke with the secretary of state at app ...
Mental health advocates blast NRA speech Ryan Teague Beckwith, Digital First Media The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre pauses as he makes a statement during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting, on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington. The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) A major mental health advocacy group blasted the National Rifle Association today for calling for a national database on people with mental illnesses. In a brief aside at a press conference this morning, the NRA's chief executive officer blamed the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn, in part on the "nation's refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill." The National Alliance on Mental Illness, a grassroots advocacy group representing families affected by mental illness, said that such a database would ...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney poses for photographs with students at Fairfield Elementary School after stopping to greet them, Oct. 8, 2012, in Fairfield, Va. (Evan Vucci / AP Photo) A new Pew Research Center poll which covers the days immediately following the first presidential d...
Evan Vucci, AP Chief Justice John Roberts, right, and Justice Elena Kagan walk down the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C, on Oct. 1, 2010. WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with the most important civil rights agenda in years on the horizon and amid intensified scrutiny of the relationship between Chief Justice John Roberts and his fellow conservatives. If last term's blockbuster cases involving immigration and President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act centered on the reach of the federal government's powers, this term offers a chance to cast the 21st century meaning of the Constitution's guarantee of equal rights. A combination of cases asks the court to decide whether special protections and accommodations for minorities have reached their limit and whether society's growing acceptance of same-sex unions warrants constitutional protection. The justices will consider the continued viability of affirmative action in college admissions when it h ...
(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) Story Highlights The Supreme Court's new term begins on Monday Justice Kennedy is likely to return to his role as the swing vote Affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage among likely issues 5:03AM EST September 30. 2012 - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court picks up Monday where it left off three months ago --squarely in the middle of some of the nation's most politically divisive issues. Nothing on the court's growing 2012-13 docket has the potential to match its 5-4 decision to uphold President Obama's health care law last June. But before the term is out, the justices are likely to examine American institutions as fundamental as the right to marry, vote and get an education. "I think they're going to be back in the headlines again this term," says Paul Clement, the former U.S. solicitor general who argued in the court against the health care law. In two of those cases, the court's conservatives appear to have the upper hand. That could lead to restraints on the use of ...
Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., applauds at right as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally Monday in Manchester, N.H. (AP photo/Evan Vucci) An analysis from the University of Colorado that has correctly predicted the outcome of presidential elections since 1980 is forecasting Mitt Romney as the frontrunner, with voters in Colorado helping the presumptive Republican nominee unseat President Barack Obama. Political science professors Kenneth Bickers, of CU's Boulder campus, and Michael Berry, of CU's Denver campus, found that the ailing economy spells trouble for the president's re-election bid. The professors conduct a state-by-state analysis, incorporating economic data such as unemployment figures. The results of their analysis show that Obama will win 218 votes in the electoral college, short of the 270 that he would need to be re-elected. While their study focuses on the electoral college, the political scientists predict Romney will win 52.9 percent of the popular v ...
Recent article from AP News, we really need to share this with the world, it speaks to who Mr. Romney is and how he really doesn't understand anything about government in any sense of the word (much less in the US). Really if Poland is his idea of good government, then people we are all in trouble because the Polish government is not small, it is anything but small. Read this article. FACT CHECK: Romney on Polish economy, gov't role Story user rating: VANESSA GERA Published: Today FILE - In this July 18, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Bowling Green, Ohio. Want to be among the first to know who Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out who Romney chooses "before the press and just about everyone else (except maybe Ann)." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File ...
Evan Vucci / AP Photo Today when the House votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a vote decried by Democrats as a political charade, it will mark the 33rd time that Republicans have acted to defund, dismantle or repeal the health care law. Leading into the Supreme Court’s health care decision on ...
Lawmakers and supporters look on as President Barack Obama signs "don't ask, don't tell" repeal legislation that would allow *** to serve openly in the military, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
With swipes at Obama and jokes at his own expense, Gingrich ends campaign: Evan Vucci / AP By Felicia Sonmez / T...
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