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Donald Trump Jr.: provocateur, master preacher for father

Oct. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The shout of "2024!" from the crowd was unmistakable. It stopped Donald Trump Jr. cold. President Donald Trump's eldest son had been in the midst of a humor-laced screed in which he decried Joe Biden as too old and Elizabeth Warren as too liberal and insisted his father's 2016 campaign...

Analysis: Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos

Oct. 19, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos. In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not...

GOP congressman weighing impeachment won't seek new term

Oct. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Rep. Francis Rooney, one of the few Republicans openly weighing whether to impeach President Donald Trump, said Saturday he will not run for reelection. Asked if he needed or hoped for a third term in 2020, he told Fox News, "I don't really think I do and I don't think I really...

Balance of power in Virginia may rest on write-in campaign

Oct. 19, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

LOCUST GROVE, Va. (AP) — Two years ago, partisan control of the Virginia General Assembly came down to a random drawing of names out of a ceramic bowl. This year it could come down to whether a Republican incumbent with a tricky-to-spell last name can win as a write-in candidate. "I hope you all enjoy the...

Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP

Oct. 19, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff,...

Schiff, a longtime prosecutor, angers GOP in impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, there is no comparative figure in the...

GOP member Rooney 'thinking' about impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman's home turf in swing state Florida. "I love it when he defends me," the president said then. He might feel differently now. The second-term Republican said publicly Friday what others in...

Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

Oct. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff,...

'Final straw': GOP ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich supports impeachment

Oct. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, said Friday that he supports impeaching the president — but isn't ready to call for his removal from office. Kasich said he decided to back impeachment after hearing acting White...

Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken dies at age 97

Oct. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — William G. Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor who established a record of environmental conservation and bipartisan cooperation that made him popular among Republicans and Democrats, died Friday at age 97, a family spokesman said. Milliken died at his home in Traverse...