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WASHINGTON | Sen. Feinstein gives investigators info she got on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she has notified federal investigators about information she received — and won’t disclose publicly — concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The California Democrat said in a statement Thursday that she “received information from an individual concerning the nomination.” She said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sen. Feinstein gives investigators info she got on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | Senator gives federal investigators information on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday she has notified federal investigators about information she received — and won’t disclose publicly — concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The California Democrat said in a statement that she “received information from an individual concerning the nomination.” She said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senator gives federal investigators information on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | Correction: Hispanic Caucus-Latino Museum story

WASHINGTON— In a story Thursday about Hispanic members of Congress renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as saying she was moved by an art exhibit on immigration. The comments were actually made by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-New Mexico. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Correction: Hispanic Caucus-Latino Museum story

WASHINGTON | Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump’s pick to head the government’s consumer watchdog agency. The California Democrat says she believes Kathy Kraninger, currently an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, lacks the required experience to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, especially given the Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

The Latest: Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal

WASHINGTON/February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The Senate’s top Republican says there’s Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the … Continue reading The Latest: Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal