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Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor’s inauguration

BOISE, Idaho BOISE, Idaho —Jan 25, 2019—  Idaho National Guard’s commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little’s inauguration. The canon fire on Jan. 4 set off car alarms in downtown Boise and scattered Canada geese into the air as smoke billowed around … Continue reading Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor’s inauguration

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Romney ought to be ‘team player’

WASHINGTON  — Jan 02, 2019— The Latest on Sen.-elect Mitt Romney‘s criticism of President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is responding to blistering criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney. Trump says he would “much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Romney ought to be ‘team player’

AUSTIN, Texas | No timeline: O’Rourke not rushing 2020 decision despite buzz

AUSTIN, Texas— If the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O’Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait. The outgoing Texas congressman’s team says he has no timeline or roadmap for deciding if he’d like to parlay a surprisingly close loss to Republican Sen. … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | No timeline: O’Rourke not rushing 2020 decision despite buzz

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senator praises Zinke for promoting oil, gas

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says she’s disappointed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving, calling him a “strong partner for Western states.” President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that Zinke would be leaving the administration at year’s end. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senator praises Zinke for promoting oil, gas

WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

WASHINGTON — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate resolution condemning the journalist’s killing as senators have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

WASHINGTON | GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. The Arizona senator, who is retiring from Congress, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. Flake has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill

JACKSON, Miss. | Divisive race ends with win for Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith

JACKSON, Miss. — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about “public hanging.” Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary who was … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Divisive race ends with win for Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith