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House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks

Jan. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House. In a twist, the nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure of disapproval, which was adopted, 424-1. King said he agreed with...

Iowa's King off House committees after remarks about race

Jan. 15, 2019 12:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. King, in his ninth term representing Iowa, will not be given committee assignments in the Congress...

House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks

Jan. 13, 2019 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defense of white supremacy. "That language has no place in America. That is not the...

GOP senator: Rep. King's white supremacy remarks hurt nation

Jan. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he's not a racist, but he faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party. For the second time in two days, King...

Watchdog group urges probe of Ivanka Trump tax break role

Jan. 4, 2019 3:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ethics watchdog group asked the Justice Department on Friday to investigate whether President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka violated federal conflict-of-interest law by promoting an Opportunity Zone tax break program from which she could potentially benefit. The complaint from the...

Q&A: What's in the criminal justice bill - and what isn't

Dec. 19, 2018 7:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Questions and answers about the criminal justice bill that appears to be heading for approval by Congress and being signed into law by President Donald Trump: WHAT'S IN THE BILL? The bill enhances employment and training opportunities so that federal prisoners are better prepared to...

Senate unanimously votes to make lynching a federal crime

Dec. 19, 2018 3:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that would make lynching a federal crime. The effort was led by two Democratic senators who are potential presidential contenders in 2020, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California. Joining them as lead sponsors of...

AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

Dec. 12, 2018 11:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan's strongest...

Correction: Kushners-Opportunity Zones story

Dec. 12, 2018 10:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about an Opportunity Zone tax break promoted by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the couple jointly own a stake in the real estate investment firm Cadre that is launching a series of Opportunity Zone funds. That stake is in...

GOP senator sinks Trump nominee, lands in the spotlight

Nov. 30, 2018 10:42 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's opposition to one of President Donald Trump's nominees bucked GOP leadership this week, but it wasn't necessarily out of character. Scott's decision denied Thomas Farr the chance of becoming the next Trump appointment to the federal judiciary. Farr, a nominee...