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Dems assail Trump on being open to foreign election help

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's assertion that he would be open to accepting a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign ricocheted through Washington on Thursday, with Democrats condemning it as a call for further election interference and Republicans struggling to defend his comments.

Jun. 13, 2019 10:53 PM EDT
Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration, despite deep opposition from key Senate Republicans.

Jun. 10, 2019 9:13 PM EDT
AP Interview: Pelosi: 'I don't trust Barr; I trust Mueller'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday questioned Attorney General William Barr's independence from President Donald Trump, arguing Barr's pursuit of Trump's claims about "spying" during the 2016 campaign undermines his position as the nation's top law enforcement officer.

Apr. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT
Congress could get Mueller report in April, Graham says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he's combing through special counsel Robert Mueller's report, removing classified and other information in hopes of releasing it to Congress in April.

Mar. 27, 2019 3:45 PM EDT
Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he 'stokes fear'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for what he called a scourge of drugs and violence in the U.

Jan. 8, 2019 10:49 PM EST
McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election fallout.

Nov. 14, 2018 11:06 AM EST
Victory aside, Pelosi's return as House speaker not a given

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged as President Donald Trump's preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority.

Nov. 8, 2018 12:28 AM EST
Energy and excesses: How Trump drove GOP's erratic campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming.The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's counterpunch.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:28 PM EST
Pelosi as House speaker would 'show the power of the gavel'

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a pivotal moment for Nancy Pelosi — the beginning of a triumphal return as the nation's first female House speaker, or the start of a political reckoning over who should lead Democrats in the Donald Trump era.

Nov. 7, 2018 9:39 AM EST
Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years.

Nov. 7, 2018 8:02 AM EST
GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

Oct. 22, 2018 2:20 AM EDT
GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

Oct. 21, 2018 2:59 PM EDT
Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation.

Sep. 24, 2018 10:57 PM EDT
Analysis: Trump tries a different strategy on assault claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump went there.Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Sep. 22, 2018 2:53 AM EDT
Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump went there.Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Sep. 21, 2018 4:45 PM EDT
Trump says we'll make decision if Kavanaugh accuser credible

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to "make a decision" on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.

Sep. 19, 2018 11:20 AM EDT
Emotions high as Kavanaugh begins fight for confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and roil this fall's elections.

Jul. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
Trump weighs 2 or 3 candidates for court, to meet with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing in on his choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, telling reporters that he's focused on two or three people ahead of his Monday announcement.

Jul. 6, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he's considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Jul. 5, 2018 7:00 PM EDT
Spotlight turns to GOP women in Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spotlight quickly focused on two Republican senators Thursday in the fight to come over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination — Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, whose support for abortion access will reverberate throughout the debate.

Jun. 28, 2018 9:39 PM EDT
Justice Kennedy's exit triggers epic Supreme Court clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elections.

Jun. 27, 2018 10:08 PM EDT
House GOP looks for right message after rough primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans surveying the midterm election landscape are sharpening their message and assessing their standing with voters after watching their colleagues' wipeout in high-profile primary elections this week.

May. 9, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

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