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House chairman issues subpoena to former White House lawyer

Apr. 23, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee...

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Apr. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, asked to be taken out of...

Tennessee House advances bill to expand convenience voting

Apr. 22, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are expanding a pilot project that would allow more people to vote at any polling site inside their county. House members voted 85-9 on Monday to allow Monroe, Wilson and Williamson counties to participate in a program in the upcoming 2020 election. Rutherford...

Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

Apr. 22, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated. Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones' health faded. He died in...

The Latest: Trump expresses anger at Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report and President Donald Trump (all times local): 3 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump played golf Friday with conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh and a couple of unidentified friends. Trump is spending the Easter weekend...

Tennessee bill would double Senate campaign donation limits

Apr. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee senators have voted to double several campaign contribution limits. The Senate voted Thursday for Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey's bill. It still needs House approval. Currently, a Senate candidate can receive $1,600 from an individual and $12,300 from one political action...

The Latest: Mueller team dissatisfied with Trump's responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In...

Federal grand jury investigating N Carolina ballot fraud

Apr. 17, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury meeting in North Carolina is weighing whether to recommend criminal charges in the tainted congressional race. The grand jury is meeting Tuesday through Thursday in Raleigh to review election irregularities in the 9th Congressional District. State elections board...

North Carolina lawmaker's funding leads 10 in GOP House race

Apr. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator who loaned his campaign $250,000 is leading fundraising among 10 Republicans facing a May primary for a congressional seat left vacant because a ballot-collection scandal that voided November's election. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte collected $130,717...

Texas paper's suit over ex-congressman's hiring dismissed

Apr. 12, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas court has dismissed a local newspaper's lawsuit claiming a state port authority broke a public meetings law when it hired a former congressman who left the House of Representatives last year amid sexual harassment allegations. An appeals court ruled Thursday that the...