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Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war

May. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a day of closed-door briefings on...

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

May. 20, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he was...

Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment

May. 19, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash's sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump's "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings. But House Intelligence Committee...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 17, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Seth Moulton, D-Mass.; former Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo. __ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Acting Homeland Security...

Trump's Iran moves trigger warnings, demands from Congress

May. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties in Congress demanded more information on the White House's claims of rising threats in the Middle East, warning President Donald Trump off a dangerous escalation with Iran. The top leaders in Congress — the so-called Gang of Eight— are to receive...

Senate backs Trump judicial pick who disparaged Obama

May. 14, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a new federal judge in Eastern Texas, despite comments he made disparaging former President Barack Obama. Lawyer Michael Truncale was confirmed, 49-46, on Tuesday. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against President Donald Trump's nominee....

Mormon church opposes LGBT nondiscrimination measure

May. 13, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its opposition Monday to a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that faces long odds in Congress, saying the legislation doesn't "meet the standard of fairness for all," contending it would strip key religious freedom...

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...

The Latest: Sen. Ernst 'not enthused' about Fed pick Moore

Apr. 29, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve Board (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst says she's "not enthused" about supporting Stephen Moore to join the Federal Reserve board. Ernst and other GOP senators are stopping short of saying they won't back...

Nothing wrong with help from Russians, Trump lawyer says

Apr. 22, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special...