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WASHINGTON | Comey set for closed-door interview with House Republicans

WASHINGTON— House Republicans are preparing to interview James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. Comey will appear for the interview after fighting a subpoena in court. Under a deal struck with the House Judiciary Committee, he will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey set for closed-door interview with House Republicans

WASHINGTON | Farm-bill deal scraps new work requirements for food stamps

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal on the multi-billion dollar farm bill would scrap new work requirements for some older food stamp recipients — rejecting a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump. Lawmakers expect to vote next week on the tentative deal, announced Thursday by House and Senate negotiators. Democrats and many Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Farm-bill deal scraps new work requirements for food stamps

WASHINGTON | Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on FBI actions

WASHINGTON  — A congressional committee has subpoenaed former FBI chief James Comey to make himself available for an interview, but he only wants to do it if the event is public. Comey says he’ll resist appearing behind closed doors Dec. 3. He says of House Republicans: “I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on FBI actions

WASHINGTON | Stung by election losses, House GOP weighs leadership choice

WASHINGTON — Frustration and finger-pointing is spilling over House Republicans as they sort through the loss of their majority and begin considering new leadership for next year. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of California is poised to take over as minority leader. But the ally of President Donald Trump has struggled in the past to build … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Stung by election losses, House GOP weighs leadership choice

WASHINGTON | GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

WASHINGTON — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he’d be happy with next-in-line Kevin … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

PHOENIX  | Ariz. Democrat Sinema takes a different path in Senate race

PHOENIX  — Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an “important function.” She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The … Continue reading PHOENIX  | Ariz. Democrat Sinema takes a different path in Senate race

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J | Trump asserts he didn’t push House GOP on immigration

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming he never pushed House Republicans to vote for immigration bills that failed last week, his latest display of whiplash on the legislation. Trump tweets from his New Jersey golf club he didn’t press GOP lawmakers to support the plans because it wouldn’t have cleared the … Continue reading BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J | Trump asserts he didn’t push House GOP on immigration

WASHINGTON | GOP sharpens focus on Justice Department as election looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Republicans have struggled in an election year to find resolution on immigration and other policies, a handful of GOP lawmakers have managed to keep much of the chamber’s attention on another topic — what they say is bias at the Department of Justice. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP sharpens focus on Justice Department as election looms