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Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

May. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps...

White House launches new uphill bid to overhaul immigration

May. 7, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving a deeply contentious issue that has stymied both Congress and the administration, the White House launched a new bid Tuesday to overhaul a legal immigration system that President Donald Trump has long railed against. Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the...

Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

May. 1, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader...

GOP Sen. Ernst wary of Moore for Fed, cites views on women

Apr. 29, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator expressed doubts Monday about supporting Stephen Moore to join the Federal Reserve board and other GOP lawmakers were decidedly noncommittal, suggesting that President Donald Trump's selection for the post might be in trouble. Lawmakers' comments came as the White...

Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

Apr. 16, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Colorado River drought contingency plan aims to keep two key reservoirs, Lakes Powell and Mead, from falling so low they cannot...

For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate

Mar. 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their...

Arizona Sen. McSally promises swift action on drought plan

Mar. 27, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally vowed Wednesday to take quick action on a plan to preserve the drought-stricken Colorado River, which serves about 40 million people in the U.S. West and Mexico. Seven states are looking to Congress to pass legislation to implement drought contingency plans...