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The Latest: Trump offers condolences to Cummings' family

Oct. 25, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore funeral services for congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has offered his "warmest condolences" to the family of Rep. Elijah Cummings from afar as the Maryland congressman's funeral took place in...

Cummings recalled as powerful orator who took on White House

Oct. 18, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cumming, who died Thursday at age 68, was remembered as a moral voice of conscience in a divisive era — a leader who fought for civil rights and took on the White House as a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Born to a...

The Latest: House observes moment of silence for Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The House has observed a moment of silence in honor of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a fellow Maryland Democrat, said Cummings was a quiet man who did...

Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban Baltimore

Oct. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America — but Elijah Cummings was principally the strong voice and political advocate for Baltimore, where he was revered as his hometown's champion. The Democratic congressman lived at the doorstep of some of the...

Cummings, powerful congressman leading Trump probe, has died

Oct. 17, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68....

Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

Sep. 26, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed the leader of Ukraine to "look into" Joe Biden, Trump's potential 2020 reelection rival, as well as the president's lingering grievances from the 2016 election, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of Democrats'...

Pelosi, Trump and impeachment: How the speaker got to 'yes'

Sep. 25, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. President, she told him, "Undo it." With those two words, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered Donald Trump one last chance to avoid becoming only the fourth president in office to face impeachment proceedings . By then, it was too late. The night before, she already had started...

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: 'No one is above the law'

Sep. 24, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe focuses...

The Latest: Pelosi hopes to 'strike while the iron is hot'

Sep. 24, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and a whistleblower complaint (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats she hopes to "expeditiously" pursue the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Pelosi told colleagues Tuesday they need to "strike while the...

Leading Democrats gather for funeral of SC's Emily Clyburn

Sep. 22, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders gathered Sunday for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and prolific fundraiser in support of helping students attend the alma mater they shared....