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Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 10:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of...

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial.

US Sen. Reed says bill will help prevent veteran suicides

Dec. 15, 2019 2:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said he believes legislation that recently cleared the Congress will improve suicide prevention and mental health resources for veterans. The Rhode Island Democrat co-sponsored the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, which requires the comptroller...

Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues

Dec. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the...

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Dec. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a...

Collins, Jones propose fuller benefits for military widows

Dec. 15, 2019 8:01 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators wants to repeal a law they believe unfairly penalizes the widows of members of the military. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama have introduced a proposal called the Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act. The senators...

Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pact

Dec. 14, 2019 7:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress as part of an eventual ratification of the deal. Jesús Seade, the Mexican Foreign Relations...

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Dec. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House...

New Jersey man faces sentencing in corruption case

Dec. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have recommended a reduced sentence for a New Jersey political consultant caught in an Arkansas political corruption case. Donald “D.A.” Jones faces 33 to 41 months in prison when sentenced Monday in federal court in Philadelphia, where he...

New Hampshire gets funding for renewable energy projects

Dec. 14, 2019 12:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation has announced nearly $600,000 for a range of renewable energy projects. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas said the state will receive $577,276 in federal funding from the U.S. Department...