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Former counsel may have saved Trump from himself

Apr. 19, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump by the time he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude. McGahn, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours of...

Barr deepens critics' concerns in handling of Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report , but the spotlight Thursday belonged just as much to the attorney general who made it public. The report had not yet been released when William Barr, by turns testy and defensive, took the Justice Department podium to...

Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding

Apr. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding and...

The Latest: Getting aid to flood victims is priority

Apr. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local): 12:02 p.m. Getting disaster aid approved and making sure it gets to the people affected by this spring's flooding is a priority for area senators. The bureaucratic...

Tribes denounce North Dakota ID law in congressional hearing

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told members of Congress who traveled Tuesday to a reservation in North Dakota where voting rights were a key issue in last year's U.S....

Bill to outlaw most abortions in Alabama to get hearing

Apr. 15, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are set to hold a public hearing Wednesday on legislation before a House committee that seeks to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, what critics call one of the most extremely anti-abortion proposals in the country. The bill would make performing an abortion...

Susan Rice says she won't challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

Apr. 11, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020. Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that...

Going beyond Barr, Trump claims 'illegal spying' on campaign

Apr. 11, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seemed gratified Thursday that his attorney general has endorsed a key talking point of the president's supporters: that there was spying on Trump's 2016 campaign. But Trump went a step beyond Attorney General William Barr, accusing the government of committing an...

The Latest: Schumer says attorney general loses credibility

Apr. 11, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General William Barr, Congress and the Russia probe (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The Senate's top Democrat says Attorney General Robert Barr has "destroyed the scintilla of credibility he had left" with his testimony before Congress this week. Sen. Chuck Schumer of...

Trump administration appeals court ruling over asylum policy

Apr. 10, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday appealed a judge's ruling that would block the government from returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court hearings. The one-sentence appeal filed in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not immediately ask to stop the lower court ruling...