WASHINGTON— Jan 14, 2019—President Donald Trump‘s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. “I believe it is in the best interest of everyone — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work
WASHINGTON— The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Senators from both parties are claiming that the American people are on their side when it comes to spending taxpayer money on a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that by voting to advance legislation with $5 billion for the wall, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Where does public stand on erecting border wall?
WASHINGTON— Congressional leaders on Wednesday were digging in for a fight over government funding, a day after a combative White House meeting with President Donald Trump that seemed to raise the likelihood of a partial government shutdown. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump was holding parts of the government “hostage to a petty campaign … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding
HOUSTON — Sent off with a 21-gun salute, George H.W. Bush left his beloved Texas for the final time Monday, headed to Washington as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for a lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with four years as president and was … Continue reading HOUSTON | George HW Bush flies back to capital to lie in state
WASHINGTON — Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins. The agenda for now includes spending on public works projects, lowering health care costs and increasing oversight of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Impeach the president? House Democrats saying not so fast
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta‘s White House “hard pass.” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and the Justice Department. The news network is seeking an immediate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justice Department and CNN spar over Acosta’s press pass
WASHINGTON— The Latest on congressional Republicans‘ leadership elections (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Senate Democrats are keeping their team headed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York even though one of the two new Democratic senators-elect, Kyrsten Sinema (SIN’-uh-muh) of Arizona, has said she wouldn’t vote for him. Democrats re-elected their party leadership by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Schumer wins another term as Democrats’ leader
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