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White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

Dec. 16, 2018 10:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. "We're going to do whatever is necessary to build the border...

After fraud probe, new primary may replace GOP candidate

Dec. 16, 2018 5:33 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina's lawmakers this week would prepare a path for Republicans to dump their nominee in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations. "I think (legislators are) worried that Mark Harris might be damaged goods and they...

Romania party boss calls rival's comment on EU post treason

Dec. 16, 2018 3:51 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The leader of Romania's ruling party has asked a party colleague to press charges against the country's president for saying Romania wasn't prepared to assume the European Union's rotating presidency. Social Democratic Party chairman Liviu Dragnea alleged Sunday that President...

As Wisconsin's Walker exits, Vos ready to step forward

Dec. 16, 2018 10:20 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — His voice nearly gone following all-night negotiations, Robin Vos stood on the floor of the Wisconsin Assembly just after sunrise and calmly made the case for legislation aimed at taking power from the incoming Democratic governor. In his typical measured tones, the Assembly speaker...

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Dec. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...

The Latest: Zinke says 'attacks' led to his resignation

Dec. 15, 2018 10:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is blaming what he calls "vicious and politically motivated attacks" for his resignation from President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Zinke's departure, set for Jan. 2, comes...

O'Rourke, other Dems don't want tent city's contract renewed

Dec. 15, 2018 6:50 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O'Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday where they said that 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the facility not to renew a...

Zimbabwe's ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate

Dec. 15, 2018 11:07 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party on Saturday approved President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its candidate in 2023, just five months after a bitterly disputed election. The ZANU-PF at its party conference passed a resolution making its preference for the 76-year-old Mnangagwa official. In a speech...

Wisconsin, Michigan Republicans enact lame-duck limits

Dec. 15, 2018 4:05 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with outgoing GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing measures protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month. Democrats derided the moves as desperate power...

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

Dec. 15, 2018 12:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House's next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday...