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House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

Jul. 12, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump's authority to make war against Iran. The measure passed along party lines after a series of votes that pushed it further to the...

Rep. Adam Smith calls for impeachment inquiry

Jun. 22, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Rep. Adam Smith is the second member of Washington's congressional delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The Seattle Times reports that Smith, a Bellevue Democrat, changed his mind after the events of the past several weeks, saying the president has...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Taped interview with President Donald Trump. ___ CBS' "Face the...

After calling off strikes on Iran, Trump suggests patience

Jun. 21, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he abruptly called off the swiftly planned military strikes on Iran because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been so out of proportion to the shootdown of an unmanned American surveillance drone. He also indicated he still hopes for talks...

Democrats rebuff GOP push for low-yield nuclear weapons

Jun. 12, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats rebuffed attempts by Republicans Wednesday to authorize funding for so-called low-yield nuclear weapons that the Trump administration says are key to deterring Russia. Republicans put forward two amendments to fund the weapons in a defense bill, but both were rejected in a...

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

May. 25, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials...

Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war

May. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a day of closed-door briefings on...