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Senate slaps down Trump border emergency; Republicans defect

Mar. 14, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in...

Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to fall short

Mar. 13, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eleventh-hour rescue mission by Republican senators to stave off an awkward defeat for President Donald Trump on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, and to protect themselves from a politically dicey vote opposing him, seemed to collapse Wednesday. The...

Klobuchar and Kennedy kid Washington elite at Gridiron

Mar. 2, 2019 11:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If a woman can be president, can a woman also tell a dirty joke? Amy Klobuchar thinks so. The U.S. senator from Minnesota and famously snow-swept presidential candidate was the Democratic speaker for the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event calls for good-natured...