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The Latest: Democrats increase pressure for Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the subpoena issued by House Democrats for the full special counsel report is unnecessary. Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec says Attorney...

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Apr. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's...

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

Apr. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings....

The Latest: Trump expresses anger at Mueller report

Apr. 19, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report and President Donald Trump (all times local): 3 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump played golf Friday with conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh and a couple of unidentified friends. Trump is spending the Easter weekend...

New Mexico election regulator seeks US Senate seat in 2020

Apr. 19, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election regulator has filed paperwork to run for U.S. Senate in 2020. Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Friday registered a campaign account with the Federal Election Commission. Political adviser Heather Brewer confirmed that Toulouse Oliver...

The Latest: Sen. Booker says impeachment talk is premature

Apr. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker's visit to rural Nevada (all times local): 3:20 p.m. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says it's too soon to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump. Fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren urged the Democratic-controlled House...

Booker first 2020 presidential hopeful to visit rural Nevada

Apr. 19, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker became the first Democrat running for president in 2020 to campaign in rural Nevada on Friday, saying rural communities have a lot in common with inner-city dwellers who are often "talked down to" and "left behind." The parade of candidates that's already...

Warren becomes first 2020 Democrat to call for impeachment

Apr. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report....

Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

Apr. 19, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama's status as one of the few states without the games. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on one of two rival lottery proposals introduced this...

Man charged with threatening Congress members over phone

Apr. 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man unleashed threatening rants over the phone against three Democratic members of Congress, as he raged against gun control, illegal immigration, homosexuals, black people and Muslims, authorities said. John Kless, 49, was arrested Friday and charged with making threatening...