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Democrats see opening in Trump's push to quash 'Obamacare'

Mar. 26, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

The Latest: House unable to override Trump veto on border

Mar. 26, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Democratic-led House has failed to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border....

Democrats, Muslim lawmaker decry opening prayer as divisive

Mar. 26, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first female Muslim member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Tuesday she was offended by a colleague's decision to open a voting session with a prayer a day earlier that "at the name of Jesus every knee will bow." Democratic Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell of...

Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

Mar. 26, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and political clash that's raged for months....

Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia

Mar. 26, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be released in...

Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

Mar. 26, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they seek to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the...

The Latest: Senate kills proposal to take up Green New Deal

Mar. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Green New Deal (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The Senate has defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Majority Republicans forced the vote Tuesday as they...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor: Ruling 'important victory'

Mar. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legislative session rulings (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says a second court ruling in a week against laws passed by Republicans during a lame-duck legislative session is "an important victory for the people of...

Dems cry foul as Trump calls for striking down 'Obamacare'

Mar. 26, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck down, an outcome that could leave millions uninsured and re-ignite a winning political issue for Democrats. The administration, in a terse filing Monday with the court in New Orleans,...

High court questions courts' role in partisan redistricting

Mar. 26, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the political parties drew districts to guarantee congressional election outcomes. The decisions in two cases the...