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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...

GOP senators to watch on Trump's emergency declaration

Feb. 22, 2019 9:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall is heading to the GOP-controlled Senate, putting Republicans in the uncomfortable spot of deciding whether to back his declaration of a national emergency. Enough Republicans are chewing over whether to support Trump's plan...

Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

Feb. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, says he'll serve as secretary of state as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Pompeo was asked on...

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money

Feb. 8, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers worked toward a border security deal Friday amid indications that the White House was preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he's demanded for his proposed southern border wall. Participants said...

Trump says Pompeo not leaving Cabinet for Senate race

Feb. 3, 2019 1:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "absolutely not leaving" the Cabinet even as top Republicans make a pitch for him to run for the Senate in Kansas. Pompeo, who served four terms in the House and was Trump's CIA director before moving to the State Department,...

GOP courtship of Pompeo clouds 2020 Senate primary in Kansas

Jan. 24, 2019 2:16 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At least eight Kansas Republicans have expressed interest in running for the Senate seat Pat Roberts will be leaving after four terms, but a big cloud hovers over the potential 2020 field as some in the party nudge U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to enter the race. Pompeo deflected...

Pompeo deflects Kansas Senate talk, says he has 'full plate'

Jan. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is deflecting speculation that he might run for Senate in Kansas, saying he has a "very full plate" in his current job. Pompeo was asked Wednesday night in a Fox News television interview about whether he might run next year for the seat held by...