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Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress

Dec. 7, 2019 6:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Saturday that his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani wants to take the information he has gathered from his investigations in Ukraine to the U.S. attorney general and to Congress. Trump said Giuliani had not yet told him what information he has gathered,...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

California man arrested for thousand of harassing calls

Dec. 7, 2019 2:49 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of making more than 10,000 harassing phone calls to government offices, including some that included death threats against those answering the phone, federal prosecutors said. Robert Stahlnecker, 48, was arrested at his home...

No malarkey: Biden courts Iowans, balances national campaign

Dec. 7, 2019 12:48 PM EST

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after Joe Biden met Cathy Buxengard, he commandeered her cellphone to talk with her 99-year-old mother about her service as a World War II nurse and how worried she is about the United States today. “You took care of ‘em, Mom. ... Thank you, thank you, thank...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

Dec. 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is once again taking his time to set a special election to fill a Congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who pleaded guilty to insider trading. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now waited over two months to fill that seat. Former...

Democratic governor, GOP lawmakers keep clashing over taxes

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican legislators are headed toward another confrontation over tax cuts because the GOP isn't giving up on reducing income taxes and Kelly has other priorities. Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature plan to push next year for tax...

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

Dec. 7, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeachment of President Donald Trump and past-ripe issues...

California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

Dec. 7, 2019 8:25 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence...

Warren, Buttigieg scrap puts Democratic divide on display

Dec. 7, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on...

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

Dec. 7, 2019 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power. Federal...