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AP Exclusive: Birmingham mayor backing Biden for president

Dec. 16, 2019 6:03 AM EST

The mayor of Alabama’s largest city is endorsing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination just weeks after the vice president met with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in key early primary states. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Sunday,...

House vote, and on to the Senate: What's next in impeachment

Dec. 16, 2019 1:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump this week after spending the past three months investigating the president's dealings in Ukraine and deciding whether his behavior was grave enough to qualify as high crimes and misdemeanors. The House Judiciary Committee...

Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

Dec. 16, 2019 12:53 AM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Seven Democratic presidential candidates will stand on stage this week in Los Angeles, a pool of survivors who have withstood almost a year on the campaign trail, sustained attacks from rivals in both parties, and five rounds of high-pressure debates. And while the field has been...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's selective facts on Ukraine, job myths

Dec. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call with Ukraine's president at the heart of the...

Senate impeachment trial in focus ahead of House vote

Dec. 15, 2019 11:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pushing for testimony from top White House officials in the rare impeachment trial that is fast becoming the next battleground ahead of House voting that is all but certain to result in President Donald Trump's impeachment. Trump faces two articles of impeachment by...

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New...

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial.

Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues

Dec. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the...

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Dec. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a...

Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pact

Dec. 14, 2019 7:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress as part of an eventual ratification of the deal. Jesús Seade, the Mexican Foreign Relations...