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Justices seem sympathetic to Cruz in campaign finance case

Jan. 19, 2022 16:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to Sen. Ted Cruz in a challenge the Texas Republican brought to a provision of campaign finance law limiting the repayment of federal candidates’ loans to their campaigns. ...

Democrats defeat GOP sanctions on Russian gas pipeline

Jan. 13, 2022 21:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday defeated a bill by Texas Republican Ted Cruz that would have slammed sanctions on businesses involved in a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany, denouncing it as a GOP political gesture that would have harmed relations with European allies. ...

Democrats push rival bill sanctioning Russia over Ukraine

Jan. 12, 2022 13:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats proposed new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday if it invades Ukraine, looking to derail a Republican proposal that the White House fears could undermine unity with European allies. The Democrats' proposal is meant to give them White...

FACT FOCUS: Federal agents didn't orchestrate Jan. 6

Jan. 11, 2022 22:56 PM EST

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection poked another hole in the pro-Trump conspiracy theory that federal agents orchestrated the attack, confirming on Tuesday that a man at the center of the claims said he’d never been an FBI informant. Ray Epps, an Arizona man...

Justice Dept. creating unit focused on domestic terrorism

Jan. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is establishing a specialized unit focused on domestic terrorism, the department's top national security official told lawmakers Tuesday as he described an “elevated” threat from violent extremists in the United States. Assistant...

Cruz apologizes for describing Jan. 6 attack as terrorism

Jan. 07, 2022 18:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had desperation written on his face. The conservative ideologue and potential 2024 presidential contender appeared on Fox News Channel's “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show Thursday to apologize for describing the Jan. 6 insurrection as “a...

Top Republicans mark Jan. 6 with silence, deflection

Jan. 07, 2022 00:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, how things have changed. Just a year ago, many Republicans joined Democrats in reacting with horror to the Capitol insurrection, denouncing both the violence perpetrated by the rioters and the role played by former President Donald Trump in stoking the outrage...

Top Republicans mark Jan. 6 with silence, deflection

Jan. 06, 2022 21:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, how things have changed. Just a year ago, many Republicans joined Democrats in reacting with horror to the Capitol insurrection, denouncing both the violence perpetrated by the rioters and the role played by former President Donald Trump in stoking the outrage...

A year after Jan. 6, Congress more deeply divided than ever

Jan. 06, 2022 10:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Congress is showing the world a very unsettled view from the U.S. Capitol: Rather than a national crisis that pulls the country together, the deadly riot on Jan. 6, 2021, only seems to have pushed lawmakers further apart. Some members are...

Capitol Police Chief says force sure 'to get tested again'

Jan. 05, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday he is making progress in resolving “critical deficiencies” despite major staffing shortages and thousands of new threats to members of Congress. “We're going to...