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WASHINGTON | Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

WASHINGTON— Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Pelosi told colleagues in the letter that Democrats “take great pride” in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

TOKYO | AP Interview: Okinawa leader wants Americans to stop US base

TOKYO — The bicultural, newly elected governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa plans to visit the United States with a message to the American people: Stop building a disputed military base and build peace instead. “I want the American people to understand what has been, what is and what will be, to solve … Continue reading TOKYO | AP Interview: Okinawa leader wants Americans to stop US base

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump not confident Congress will OK trade deal

WASHINGTON — The Latest on a revamped North American free trade deal (all times local): 12:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s “not at all confident” Congress will approve his revised North American trade deal. He says Democrats will have the 2020 presidential race in mind and might not want to approve what he calls … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump not confident Congress will OK trade deal

The Latest: Kavanaugh becomes flashpoint in governors’ races

The Latest on governors and gubernatorial candidates’ reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:40 p.m. In New Mexico, where two members of Congress are running for governor, Republican candidate Steve Pearce said in a statement that “it will be up to the U.S. Senate and the American … Continue reading The Latest: Kavanaugh becomes flashpoint in governors’ races

PALO ALTO, CA | Eshoo Statement on Kavanaugh

PALO ALTO, CA — Today Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) released the following statement: “I’m proud of my constituent for the courage she has displayed to come forward to tell her full story to the American people. In weighing her privacy and the consequences to herself and her family, she has demonstrated her willingness to … Continue reading PALO ALTO, CA | Eshoo Statement on Kavanaugh

CLEVELAND | Obama tells voters sitting on sidelines in 2018 ‘dangerous’

CLEVELAND  — Former President Barack Obama delivered a simple message Thursday headed into the fall midterm elections: Vote. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of several thousand in Cleveland, Obama said the consequences of sitting on the sidelines during November’s midterm elections “are far more dangerous” than in the past. Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Obama tells voters sitting on sidelines in 2018 ‘dangerous’

ANAHEIM, Calif. | The Latest: Obama says midterms chance at political ‘sanity’

ANAHEIM, Calif.— The Latest on former President Barack Obama (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says it’s disappointing that former President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail criticizing President Donald Trump. Says Pence: “The truth is, the American people in 2016 rejected the policy and direction of Barack Obama when … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif. | The Latest: Obama says midterms chance at political ‘sanity’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders: ‘Resistance’ op-ed writer should resign

WASHINGTON — The Latest on an unsigned op-ed in the New York Times from a senior White House administration official sounding an alarm about President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and “impetuous” leadership style (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The White House press secretary says the author of a “resistance” op-ed published by The New York Times … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders: ‘Resistance’ op-ed writer should resign