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Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview

Jun. 20, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in their first...

White House offers budget freeze if Dems don't agree to deal

Jun. 19, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration bargainers offered a one-year budget freeze and said Democratic spending demands remained too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting deep cuts in defense and domestic programs seemed no closer to resolution Wednesday. After White House Chief of...

Democrats demand answers on Trump's approach to Iran

Jun. 19, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers demanded clarity Wednesday about the Trump administration's position on the use of military force as they sought answers on how the White House plans to address rising tensions with Iran. The lawmakers specifically pointed to what they called tenuous links between...

The Latest: House intel panel to interview Russia-born exec

Jun. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 6:40 p.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says Russia-born business executive Felix Sater will talk to House intelligence committee staff behind closed doors...

'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

Jun. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the sponsor of...

The Latest: Retired pilot says iPad training not enough

Jun. 19, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House aviation subcommittee hearing on the Boeing 737 Max (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Retired pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger says pilots should practice the failure of Boeing flight-control software on simulators, not planes full of passengers. Sullenberger told a...

Pelosi rules out Trump censure if House can't impeach him

Jun. 19, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday ruled out censuring President Donald Trump if the House doesn't impeach him, downplaying a less drastic censure as "a day at the beach" for the president. Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that...

With Hope Hicks interview, Dems breach Trump's inner circle

Jun. 18, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will interview former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks behind closed doors Wednesday, the first time lawmakers will hear from a person linked to the president's inner circle since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Obtaining...

The Latest: Lawmaker wants Facebook to suspend currency plan

Jun. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The head of the House Financial Services Committee wants Facebook to suspend plans for a new currency until Congress and regulators are able to study it more closely. In asking Facebook to put the Libra currency...

California congresswoman supports Trump impeachment inquiry

Jun. 17, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Katie Porter on Monday threw her support behind an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, adding another Democratic lawmaker to those clamoring for the move. The congresswoman from Irvine, California, announced her decision in a video statement....