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Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters as lawmakers leave the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the House will take steps next week to send articles of impeachment to the Senate for President Donald Trump's Senate trial. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Liz Cheney to stay in House, decline Wyoming Senate run

Jan. 16, 2020 10:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney, a junior but rising GOP leader in the House, is opting to stay on that chamber's leadership track rather than run for a Senate seat in her home state of Wyoming. The move keeps the combative second-term lawmaker positioned to advance in the House GOP hierarchy. Cheney...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters following escalation of tensions this week between the U.S. and Iran, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

Jan. 9, 2020 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The war powers resolution is not...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accompanied by members of the Congress arrive for a briefing on last week's targeted killing of Iran's senior military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House to vote Thursday on curbing Trump actions against Iran

Jan. 8, 2020 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote Thursday on a measure limiting President Donald Trump's ability to take military action against Iran as Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general intensified. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the planned vote in a one-page statement...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 27, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Robert O'Brien, White House national security adviser; Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press"— Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, and Martin...

The Senate side of the Capitol is seen on the morning after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say Wednesday night when she'll send the impeachment articles against Trump to the Senate for the trial. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Inside impeachment: How an 'urgent' tip became 'high crimes'

Dec. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The night before the whistleblower complaint that launched President Donald Trump's impeachment was made public, Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee crammed into the same room to get a first look at the document. For Democrats, it was an instant bombshell, a...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP gives Trump unapologetic embrace over impeachment

Dec. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on his Republican-led Senate Thursday to keep the impeached President Donald Trump in office, as the chamber edged toward a fray that spotlights the GOP's most unapologetic embrace yet of Trump. “A political faction in the lower chamber has...

US charges Army vet with threatening to shoot congressman

Dec. 12, 2019 9:07 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 64-year-old Army veteran has been charged in federal court with making a threatening communication against an Illinois congressman, Randall E. Tarr, of Rochester, Illinois, is accused of leaving a voicemail message at U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' office on Nov. 25 threatening to shoot...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani smiles as he arrives to President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. Federal prosecutors are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an ongoing probe into the business dealings of Giuliani and two of his Soviet-born business associates.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Trump dismisses Giuliani calls with White House, OMB

Dec. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed the significance of repeated contacts between his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and phone numbers linked to the White House and its budget office — contacts that were first revealed in a House Intelligence Committee impeachment report...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, moderator Chris Wallace guides the discussion between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas. A tweet posted by the “Fox News Sunday” host making a number of derogatory remarks about President Donald Trump was fabricated. Wallace does not have a Twitter account and “Fox News Sunday” did not tweet the post from its account.  (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members

Nov. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday. Bayon last year left voicemails that authorities said crossed the line into threats against Reps. Steve...