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MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

MADISON, Wis. — A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Rather than notching another partisan victory in his final weeks in office, they said, Walker should … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

WASHINGTON | Senate resolution would blame Saudis for journalist’s death

WASHINGTON  — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The resolution is largely symbolic, but it registers the Senate’s unrest with the killing and the Trump administration’s response. It’s among several measures being considered after a closed CIA … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate resolution would blame Saudis for journalist’s death

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems want full Senate briefed on Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Democratic leaders say CIA Director Gina Haspel should give the full Senate the same briefing they received on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee). Haspel gave a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems want full Senate briefed on Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON | AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham and Whitaker comes as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s job. The senators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

BEIJING | US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

BEIJING— A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants President Donald Trump to help Muslims respond to a sweeping crackdown in China’s northwest. The group proposed legislation on Wednesday that would urge Trump to condemn “gross violations” of human rights in the Xinjiang region, where the U.N. estimates that as many as 1 million Uighurs and … Continue reading BEIJING | US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

WASHINGTON | Senators privately reassure European allies on NATO support

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators has privately assured diplomats from NATO and other European nations of the Senate’s support for the alliance. Participants said Wednesday morning’s closed-door meeting involved around 20 senators and ambassadors and other representatives from about nine nations. It came after President Donald Trump repeatedly questioned the value of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators privately reassure European allies on NATO support