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Democratic Rep. Pocan says impeachment vote coming soon

Oct. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he expects the House to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the calendar year. Pocan said Monday he believes Trump has committed an impeachable offense, but he can't commit on whether he would vote to impeach...

Business exec ends US Senate challenge to Markey

Oct. 14, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who touted is experiences as a foster child when he announced a primary challenge to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in July has ended his campaign. Steve Pemberton in his emailed announcement Monday said he couldn't overcome a system that favors...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

Sen. Sherrod Brown to deliver Ohio State University address

Oct. 13, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. The school announced Tuesday that Brown will speak to 3,600 students graduating this December at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The three-term Democratic Ohio senator is an alumus of...

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as lawmakers end...

Andrew Johnson back in spotlight for 1868 impeachment brush

Oct. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

The president traveled the country, fanning racial animus. He viewed the Congress with disdain. He also tried to undo some of the most important achievements of his predecessor, using executive power. That was not Donald Trump, but another president who faced the ignominy of impeachment: Andrew Johnson. As the...

Alaska Native leader Peratrovich commemorated on $1 coin

Oct. 12, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska's territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation's first anti-discrimination law. Now, the late Elizabeth Peratrovich is leaving her impression on a $1 coin. The U.S. Mint unveiled the...

Rural child care services to get a boost in Maine

Oct. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators say a Portland group has been awarded $400,000 to help improve rural child care in the state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Community Economic Development Grant Program is awarding the grant to Coastal Enterprises Inc. The funding will help...

Ron Johnson's spokesman won't run for Congress

Oct. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's spokesman says he won't challenge the state Senate's top Republican for an open congressional seat next year. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced in September that he's running to replace retiring Republican Jim Sensenbrenner in southeastern...

Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Oct. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing to criticize his statements. At his campaign rally Thursday night in Minneapolis,...