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North Carolina Rep. Dobson running for labor commissioner

May. 8, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NEBO, N.C. (AP) — A Republican state legislator wants to succeed North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry. Four-term Rep. Josh Dobson of McDowell County announced his bid this week. He is a chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and has been heavily involved in health-related issues during...

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

Apr. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings....

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

Apr. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller's report...

Going beyond Barr, Trump claims 'illegal spying' on campaign

Apr. 11, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seemed gratified Thursday that his attorney general has endorsed a key talking point of the president's supporters: that there was spying on Trump's 2016 campaign. But Trump went a step beyond Attorney General William Barr, accusing the government of committing an...

Barr says 'I think spying did occur' against Trump campaign

Apr. 10, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr's independence is...

Trump claims he wasn't seeking pre-election health care vote

Apr. 3, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid blowback from Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump switched gears again Wednesday, suggesting he never wanted Congress to vote to replace the Affordable Care Act until after the 2020 election. Trump's new tweets shifted his rationale for the "Obamacare" fight. First he said it was...

McConnell shuts the door on Trump health care push

Apr. 2, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Not any longer." And with that, a triumphant Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to close the book Tuesday on a divisive Republican debate, convincing President Donald Trump to shelve plans to replace the Affordable Care Act until after the 2020 election. "I made it clear to...

Trump turns to health care with an eye on 2020

Mar. 27, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn't find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he's as...

Democrats ask for Mueller files; GOP exclaims 'Move on'

Mar. 25, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on" from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's probe of...