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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., joined at left by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meets with reporters just after the Senate advanced a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

Feb. 13, 2020 4:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House. The rebuke was the Senate's first major vote...

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., joined from left by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other congressional Democrats, holds up a copy of the Constitution during an event about their resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House acts to remove deadline for Equal Rights Amendment

Feb. 13, 2020 3:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopening the process to amend the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex. "There is no expiration date on equality,'' said Democratic...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After impeachment: Congress adrift, oversight uncertain

Feb. 12, 2020 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Capitol, it’s as if the impeachment of President Donald Trump never happened. One week after the historic undertaking shuttered to a close, Congress is feverishly back at work emboldened but also arguably diminished by the outcome. Senate Republicans are flexing their...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a campaign stop at Rochester Opera House, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Warren betting that getting personal can help her rebound

Feb. 11, 2020 4:38 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren still “has a plan” for everything. She’s just trying to put a more personal face on them. Being a proud policy nerd helped catapult the Massachusetts senator into front-runner status last summer but may have carried her as far as it can. She has...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden flexes his arm along with Jaime Karnilaw of Concord, N.H., as they pose for a photograph at a campaign stop at Cilford Community Curch, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Gilford, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

How crucial is New Hampshire win? It depends on whom you ask

Feb. 10, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In the waning hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what could be an extended nominating fight. Bernie Sanders...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with a supporter outside the Biden for President Manchester Field Office, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Biden tells NH Democrats that Buttigieg 'not a Barack Obama'

Feb. 8, 2020 9:06 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg's experience as a small city mayor and cutting down the comparisons Buttigieg has drawn to the last Democratic president, declaring: “This guy's...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola).

The Latest: Biden: first two states important, not critical

Feb. 8, 2020 5:11 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on 2020 Democratic president race and Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Joe Biden is continuing to waffle over whether he needs to do well in New Hampshire even as he promised supporters at a Manchester campaign office "the reports of our...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference the morning after the impeachment of President Donald Trump ended in acquittal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump's acquittal confronts Dems with election year choices

Feb. 7, 2020 1:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment ended with a reminder of why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the idea for so long — an acquittal everyone saw coming, followed by a bombastic presidential victory lap and a bump in his poll numbers just as the 2020 campaign officially began....

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, talks with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., as they arrive to hear President Donald Trump speak in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

McConnell remaking Senate in age of Trump, impeachment

Feb. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before Donald Trump’s impeachment landed in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had one piece of advice for the president: Focus on the House. Gin it up. Use maximum effort. Make sure Republicans are united. And leave the Senate to him. The Republican leader encouraged...

Leading Kentucky hemp processor files for bankruptcy

Feb. 6, 2020 7:45 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by a leading hemp processor strikes a “gut punch" to the fledgling industry as it tries to secure a foothold in Kentucky, the state's agriculture commissioner said Thursday. GenCanna Global USA Inc. announced it has filed a bankruptcy petition to work out a...