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NY puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both...

Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

NY lawmakers vote to allow release of Trump's state tax returns to Democrats in Congress; bill on way to governor

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — NY lawmakers vote to allow release of Trump's state tax returns to Democrats in Congress; bill on way to governor.

House hearing grows heated over migrant children's deaths

May. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration's border policies for the deaths of migrant children, and the acting head of the Homeland Security Department lashed out at the "appalling accusation." The brouhaha came a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

May. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of...

3 Minutes: Trump meeting with Dems goes bust in a flash

May. 22, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. President Donald Trump came and went in all of three minutes. Round 2 of the president's consultations with congressional Democrats on infrastructure went bust in a flash. Prospects for passing a large infrastructure...

Mnuchin says he was unaware of IRS memo on tax returns

May. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he has no idea who wrote a confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo that says that tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president asserts executive privilege. Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee,...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

May. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a...

Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle joins cannabis board

May. 22, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has been named to an advisory board of a cannabis investment company. The Argus Leader reports the South Dakota Democrat joined New York-based Northern Swan Holdings Inc. The firm supports companies in the international cannabis industry in...

Justice Department to turn over some Mueller documents

May. 22, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Easing some of the escalating tension between Congress and the White House, the House intelligence committee postponed efforts to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Department on Wednesday after officials agreed to hand over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert...