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The Latest: McConnell promises budget vote before recess

Jul. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debt and budget agreement between the White House and Congress (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the Senate will vote on the budget deal agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House before senators leave town for the...

Charlotte, host of GOP convention, condemns Trump's comments

Jul. 23, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to pass a resolution calling out...

The Latest: Judiciary Democrats to hold mock Mueller hearing

Jul. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold a mock hearing behind closed doors Tuesday as they prepare for former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before...

Democrats seek hearings over firing of Iowa agency head

Jul. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Iowa Legislature called Monday for government oversight hearings on Gov. Kim Reynolds' refusal to discuss her reasons for asking the director of the Iowa Department of Human Services to resign. Senate and House Government Oversight Committee Democrats are...

Ukrainian leader's party on track to win parliament majority

Jul. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The party of Ukraine's president was on track Monday to win an absolute majority in parliament, a first in the country's modern history that would hand President Volodymyr Zelenskiy a clear mandate for change. Zelenskiy, a popular comedian and political novice who was elected in April,...

House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

Jul. 22, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on...

In key Senate races, Democrats buck leftward tilt on issues

Jul. 22, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House seat last...

Court: Walesa must apologize to Poland's ruling party head

Jul. 22, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish appeals court upheld a lower court's verdict in a slander case and ruled Monday that pro-democracy fighter and former president Lech Walesa must apologize to the leader of the country's right-wing ruling party. Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most...

Abe's coalition still short of votes to change constitution

Jul. 21, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, but it lost ground and fell short of the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media. NHK...

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Jul. 21, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they were not...