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WASHINGTON | Republicans demand interview with ex-FBI lawyer this week

WASHINGTON – House Republicans have told former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that she must answer questions before two House committees investigating the Justice Department this week or they will begin the process of holding her in contempt of Congress. Page was subpoenaed to appear for a private interview Wednesday, but her lawyer informed the committees … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans demand interview with ex-FBI lawyer this week

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  | Judge warns against ‘piecemeal’ court rulings on immigration

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — A U.S. judge urged Congress and the president to set aside partisan differences on immigration in a ruling that allowed California to enforce some state sanctuary laws but warned that “piecemeal” court decisions were not a long-term solution to the nation’s heated immigration debate. The ruling came Thursday in a lawsuit filed … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif.  | Judge warns against ‘piecemeal’ court rulings on immigration

Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on a matter that animates the GOP’s most ardent supporters. Kim Schrier, a … Continue reading Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

WASHINGTON | Republicans reluctant to criticize Trump’s actions abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his outbursts over the Group of Seven summit was not much different. Trump badmouthed the prime minister of Canada. Abandoned a joint statement with longtime trading partners. And soured relations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans reluctant to criticize Trump’s actions abroad

WASHINGTON | GOP leader McConnell cancels most of Senate’s August recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he was canceling most of the Senate’s time-honored August recess, an election-year move that could help lawmakers clear extra work while keeping vulnerable Democratic senators off the campaign trail. McConnell, R-Ky., said he decided to shorten the usual summer getaway “due to the historic obstruction … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP leader McConnell cancels most of Senate’s August recess

DES MOINES, Iowa | Democratic hope primary heralds return to relevance in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After nearly a decade of disappointing elections, Iowa Democrats hope the primary will begin what they acknowledge could be a slow return to relevance in what has historically been swing state dominated lately by Republicans. Democratic losses in four straight elections have handed the GOP most of the state’s congressional … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Democratic hope primary heralds return to relevance in Iowa

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Trump campaigns in Tennessee to help GOP keep Senate control

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday resumed his efforts to build a stable of Republicans who will promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to regain control of the House or Senate — if not both. Trump traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to raise campaign cash for Republican Rep. … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Trump campaigns in Tennessee to help GOP keep Senate control

WASHINGTON  | Trump to campaign in Tenn. to thwart Democrats’ Senate bid

WASHINGTON  — Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to win majorities in Congress. Trump is traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday to raise campaign cash for Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump to campaign in Tenn. to thwart Democrats’ Senate bid