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AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

Sep. 18, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy's plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy will...

Acting intelligence chief agrees to testify after subpoena

Sep. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of national intelligence has agreed to testify next week to the House intelligence committee after balking at the panel's demand to turn over a secret whistleblower complaint. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff subpoenaed Joseph Maguire last week, saying he was withholding...

AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey

Sep. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey.

Governor race: Higgins backs Abraham, sheriffs back Edwards

Sep. 18, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his leading Republican opponent Ralph Abraham each have picked up high-profile endorsements. Abraham, a third-term congressman, won the support Wednesday of U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins. Higgins is the first Republican member of Louisiana's...

GOP lawmakers want special session to scrap food tax

Sep. 18, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top Republican legislative leaders are urging their Democratic colleagues to call the General Assembly into a special session to stop a planned surcharge on prepared meals. A majority of lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate — 50% plus one —...

Pelosi welcomes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to Capitol

Sep. 18, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long campaign for human rights. Pelosi thanked the activists for "challenging the conscience," not...

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at 1st impeachment hearing

Sep. 18, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend and...

The Latest: Hearing with Trump loyalist ends after 6 hours

Sep. 18, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump has concluded on a combative note after six hours of testimony from Corey Lewandowski....

McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed...

House adds 2 GOP members after North Carolina election wins

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans who triumphed last week in North Carolina special elections became members of the House on Tuesday, including one whose narrow win displayed anew that suburban voters are deserting the GOP while rural residents are embracing the party. The swearing-in of Dan Bishop and...