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Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful blames liberals in separations

Jun. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's leading U.S. Senate candidates on Tuesday decried the separation of immigrant families at the border, with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn laying the blame for that on liberals. Blackburn said that as a mother, her "heart breaks for the families," but she contended that...

Former deputy governor, Hamilton County mayor dies

Jun. 18, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Claude Ramsey, a former Tennessee lawmaker, deputy governor and Hamilton County mayor, has died. He was 75. Heritage Funeral Home spokesman Don Wilson told the Associated Press that Ramsey died Monday. He had no further details. Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger called Ramsey a...

Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

Jun. 14, 2018 1:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The outcome...

Senators seek to soothe relationship with Canada

Jun. 13, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The meeting involving members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee followed President Donald Trump calling Canadian...

Primary election lesson for GOP: Don't cross the president

Jun. 13, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The outcome...

Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump's North Korea summit

Jun. 13, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept vague...

Lawmakers looking at what comes next after Trump-Kim summit

Jun. 12, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confusion, skepticism and a bit of optimism ricocheted around Capitol Hill on Tuesday as lawmakers tried to figure out what comes next after President Donald Trump's historic summit with Kim Jong Un over North Korea's nuclear program. Republicans and Democrats weren't quite ready to toast...

Trade proposal hits Senate roadblock in win for Trump

Jun. 12, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee hit a roadblock Tuesday in his attempt to get a vote on trade legislation that would require congressional approval of tariffs imposed in the name of national security. Corker sought to attach his proposal to must-pass defense legislation now before...

GOP leaders in Congress largely silent on Trump's G-7 tirade

Jun. 12, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his outbursts over the Group of Seven summit was not much different. Trump badmouthed the prime minister of Canada. Abandoned a joint...

Republicans reluctant to criticize Trump's actions abroad

Jun. 11, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his outbursts over the Group of Seven summit was not much different. Trump badmouthed the prime minister of Canada. Abandoned a joint...