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Amash dumped Trump, and now Mich. district may dump Amash

Aug. 19, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 19, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AFGHANISTAN'S VOW AFTER HORRIFIC WEDDING ATTACK President Ashraf Ghani pledges to "eliminate" all safe havens of the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the...

Some GOP lawmakers face backlash for bucking the party

Aug. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. John McCollister was disappointed but not terribly surprised when he read a press statement that the state Republican Party wanted him out. McCollister, a Republican for five decades, gained national attention Monday when he blasted party officials for "enabling...

The Latest: Republican faces backlash for bucking the party

Aug. 6, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the Nebraska Republican Party urging a GOP state lawmaker to switch parties (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Nebraska state lawmaker is facing calls to leave the GOP after he blasted fellow Republicans for "enabling white supremacy" and staying silent after President Donald...

More than half of House Democrats support impeachment probe

Aug. 2, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of House Democrats support launching an impeachment inquiry, according to a tally by The Associated Press — a strong signal of ongoing liberal frustration with President Donald Trump but a milestone that seems unlikely to move House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Salud...

Impeachment watch: Nearly half of House Dems support inquiry

Jul. 31, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on Wednesday showed 114 Democrats in the House, and one...

Stabenow backs Trump impeachment inquiry, cites obstruction

Jul. 30, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sen. Debbie Stabenow said she would support House Democrats if they launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, becoming the latest Michigan Democrat to support such proceedings. Stabenow, who won re-election to a fourth term last year, issued a written statement...

Michigan Rep. Mitchell won't seek 3rd term in Congress

Jul. 24, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Second-term Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to Congress, citing a desire to focus on his family and expressing frustration with his time in Washington. The decision was a surprise because Mitchell is 62 and was elected...

Trump vs. Dems: 'Racist,' 'socialist' lines drawn for 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: "racists" vs. "socialists." Trump's aggressive condemnation of women of color...

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William...