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Sanders: 'Insane' to talk infrastructure after Pelosi remark

May. 23, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says "it's insane" to think infrastructure talks can continue as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) had not accused President Donald Trump of a "cover-up." Trump stalked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders Wednesday, demanding an end to...

Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

May. 23, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy. Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, give her one. Instead, he mocked her: "Yes or no, can you ask me some questions yourself and stop reading?" Other times, he...

Mystery of racist photo in governor's yearbook left unsolved

May. 23, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's rocky progress to redemption didn't get much of a boost Wednesday after a month's long investigation failed to determine whether he appears in a racist yearbook picture that almost destroyed his political career. A law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

May. 23, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of...

Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy

May. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped the pretense of working with congressional Democrats on Wednesday and sent a clear message that his re-election campaign will be centered on condemning overzealous investigations rather than advancing a robust domestic policy agenda. Both sides may have...

Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations

May. 22, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, flatly declaring he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

US officials say foreign election hacking is inevitable

May. 22, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. The comments by representatives from the...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 9:19 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...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

May. 22, 2019 7:41 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...

3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

May. 22, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and went in three minutes, never stopping to sit down or shake hands. Trump's angry walkout on Wednesday left behind a shattered bipartisan infrastructure effort and an escalation of...