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Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Jun. 19, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's...

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Jun. 18, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his...

The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect

Jun. 18, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI and Justice Department (all times local): 3 p.m. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the people working for the FBI cannot be perfect. Horowitz testified Monday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies

Jun. 15, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas. Their unhappiness is being broadcast on billboards, at...

Senate panel OKs farm bill, but House wants work provisions

Jun. 13, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs on Wednesday, sidestepping a fight for now but setting up a clash with House Republicans intent on beefing up work requirements for food stamps. The legislation, approved by a bipartisan 20-1 vote,...

Immigration firm seems to thrive after Trump lawyer's help

Jun. 11, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted. When Nicholas Mastroianni II hooked up...

The Latest: Democrat DeJear wins secretary of state primary

Jun. 6, 2018 1:13 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Iowa primary election (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Des Moines businesswoman Deidre DeJear has won the Democratic nomination for Iowa secretary of state and will face Republican Paul Pate in November. DeJear was the only African American woman seeking statewide...

Former FBI official McCabe asks Senate panel for immunity

Jun. 5, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is requesting criminal immunity in exchange for testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. The Judiciary panel invited McCabe to a hearing about an upcoming report from the Justice Department's inspector general. It is expected to...

Immigration fight, tension on tariffs await Congress' return

Jun. 4, 2018 5:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was supposed to be the quiet time on Capitol Hill, but Congress returns to work Monday facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after President Donald Trump's decision to impose import tariffs on close U.S....

Saving Sessions: Inside the GOP effort to protect the AG

May. 31, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump deemed Jeff Sessions "beleaguered" and threatened to fire him last July, members of the president's inner circle made a desperate case to save the attorney general's job. The White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and the president's chief...