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Wyoming US Sen. Mike Enzi won't seek re-election in 2020

May. 4, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced Saturday that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020, costing the GOP a loyal conservative senator but likely not the seat. Enzi, 75, announced his pending retirement in his hometown of Gillette, where he owned a shoe store and "never...

Nevada urges GOP to drop new push on nuclear waste dump

May. 1, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada lawmakers said Wednesday that senators should end a renewed effort to create a national nuclear-waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain because the ensuing political battle would only delay a permanent solution to the country's nuclear waste storage problem. Pledging to ensure that...

Senate GOP wary in Trump's revived health care battle

Mar. 30, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election. Failing to repeal and replace the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, is...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 29, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. __ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; former Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., 2020...

Planet savior or horror show? Green New Deal inflames debate

Mar. 23, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation," in the words of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, one the plan's lead...