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Growing number of House Democrats seek action against Trump

May. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former...

Top Ohio House Democratic, GOP leaders unveil priority bills

May. 22, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed House bill would make it easier for Ohioans to seal low-level nonviolent and non-sexual offenses to help them move forward with their lives. The legislation announced Tuesday by House Speaker Larry Householder and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs are among a series...

GOP's Keller wins Pennsylvania's special US House election

May. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Fred Keller, a conservative state lawmaker, won the special election for Congress on Tuesday in a heavily Republican district that sprawls across areas of central and northern Pennsylvania that are a stronghold for President Donald Trump. Keller, of Snyder County, will...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

Republicans retain 3 legislative seats in special elections

May. 21, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters have picked Republicans to fill three open seats in the state Legislature in heavily Republican districts in south-central and western Pennsylvania. Tuesday's special elections brought no surprises, since all three seats were last held by Republicans. The special elections...

The Latest: Top officials say US doesn't want war with Iran

May. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's Iran policy (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Top Trump administration officials have told Congress that recent actions by the U.S. have deterred Iranian attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remain deeply skeptical of the White House approach...

Cameron wins GOP nomination for Kentucky attorney general

May. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general. Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder, a former prosecutor from northern Kentucky. Cameron has served as McConnell's lawyer and assisted...

Republicans defend tax cuts in face of teacher demands

May. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Tuesday defended tax cuts in the budget deal they made with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands from teachers for an end to further revenue cuts until schools are fully funded. The $11.9 billion plan laid out in budget legislation includes $386 million in cuts to...

The Latest: Donahue wins Ky. Democratic auditor nomination

May. 21, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on voting in Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 9 p.m. Sheri Donahue has won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky auditor. The Louisville cybersecurity professional from Jefferson County says she ran to rebuild faith in Kentucky's government and will...

The Latest: House panel subpoenas Hicks and counsel's aide

May. 21, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee and Don McGahn (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and a former aide in the White House counsel's office as Democrats continue their investigations of...