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Mackler announces Dem bid for Tennessee's open Senate seat

Jan. 8, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler said Tuesday that he's running for U.S. Senate in 2020, marking the first candidate to announce a bid for the seat Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will leave after his term. In an announcement video,...

Tennessee's 1st female senator appointed to judiciary panel

Jan. 3, 2019 3:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's newly elected U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn will be one of the first two Republican women to ever serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Blackburn tweeted Wednesday that she was "honored to have the opportunity to blaze a trail for women in leadership roles" alongside...

New GOP rivalry? Romney bolts into Washington, blasts Trump

Jan. 2, 2019 7:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and incoming Utah senator, has quickly set himself apart from other Republicans in the new Congress with a blistering attack on President Donald Trump's leadership and character. Romney put to rest expectations that he would take his time...

Departure of Trump's GOP critics in Senate leaves a void

Jan. 1, 2019 8:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are close to completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's political spin on migrant deaths

Dec. 31, 2018 11:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached the border. The children cleared initial U.S. health...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false statements to cheering troops

Dec. 29, 2018 2:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made false statements to U.S. troops in his first visit to service members in a conflict zone, misrepresenting what he's done for them on pay. Also over the past week, the commander in chief offered a bewildering assertion about progress with his proposed border...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump revisits old fictions about Iran money

Dec. 25, 2018 10:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is recycling familiar fictions concerning the Iran nuclear deal as he lashes out at a Republican senator who criticized him and a U.S. official who resigned in protest against Trump's plan to pull troops from Syria. Trump slapped both critics in one tweet on Monday:...

Trump: 'Nothing new on the shutdown' on Day 3 of closure

Dec. 24, 2018 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have moved on the money,...

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Dec. 23, 2018 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official signaled Sunday that President Donald Trump is willing to accept less money than he's been demanding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but a senior congressional Democrat said that, while their own offer could be sweetened, they still will not agree to a wall....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 22, 2018 5:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget and incoming acting White House chief of staff; Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Pat Toomey,...