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4-term Indiana GOP Rep. Susan Brooks won't seek reelection

Jun. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks announced Friday that she won't seek reelection next year because she wants to spend more time with her family after four terms in Congress — a pending retirement that follows Democrats' plans to target her suburban Indianapolis district...

Trump doesn't commit to backing Pence for president in 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Vice President Mike Pence doesn't automatically have his backing should he mount his own run for the White House in 2024. Asked on Friday in an interview with Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" whether he would lend his endorsement to Pence in advance,...

Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

Jun. 14, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office of Special...

Vice president, Interior secretary visit Yellowstone

Jun. 13, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visited Yellowstone National Park on Thursday to promote a plan to whittle away the more than $12 billion repair-and-maintenance backlog in parks across the U.S. Pence donned work gloves and helped haul and nail lumber with a work crew...

The Latest: Pence promotes plan to reduce $12B parks backlog

Jun. 13, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Yellowstone National Park (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is using a visit to Yellowstone National Park to promote a plan to whittle away the more than $12 billion repair-and-maintenance backlog...

US hospital ship begins 5-month mission in the Americas

Jun. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort begins on Friday a five-month medical assistance mission in 11 countries of the Americas affected by Venezuela's humanitarian crisis. Capt. B.J. Diebold, the mission commander, said the goal of the $34 million operation will be "addressing all our...

Rep. Walker won't challenge Sen. Tillis in NC GOP primary

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign. Walker said...

While Trump wages trade war, Pence tries to ease GOP anxiety

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A group of Pennsylvania manufacturers surrounded Mike Pence as he offered his standard greeting from President Donald Trump. The response was underwhelming. "When I told him I was in the Keystone State, I think he sounded just a little bit jealous," the vice president said to a few audible...

Pence addresses Montana meth problem, headlines fundraiser

Jun. 12, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence pushed a combination of tough law enforcement and treatment for addicts to combat Montana's methamphetamine crisis, during a Wednesday visit to the state that was also aimed at raising campaign cash for fellow Republican Sen. Steve Daines. The vice president...

The Latest: Pence pledges help on meth, headlines fundraiser

Jun. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Montana (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is pushing a combination of tough law enforcement and treatment for addicts to combat Montana's methamphetamine crisis. Pence also planned to raise campaign cash for a...