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Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

May. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he's concerned that President Donald Trump's eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware cited Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony on Sept. 7 to the Senate Judiciary...

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the Trump...

Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

May. 24, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. Sen. Amy...

The Latest: 2nd briefing on Russia probe wraps up

May. 24, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A second classified briefing for Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the Russia investigation has concluded on Capitol Hill. Law enforcement and intelligence officials provided two separate...

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

May. 24, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback." The...

APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint filed over Gianforte assault

May. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy Keenan,...

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

May. 24, 2018 2:52 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona's Republican Senate primary when one audience member said it was a shame disgruntled conservatives couldn't send "both of you" to Washington. The man wasn't just...

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

May. 24, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector program....

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

May. 23, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start. Trump...

The Latest: Justice to hold bipartisan briefing Thursday

May. 23, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Intelligence leaders will brief both Republicans and Democrats on the Russia investigation as President Donald Trump and his allies are pressing for information on reports that a government...