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Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Jul. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they...

Aide: Trump criticism of US not same as 4 Democrats' words

Jul. 21, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A top White House adviser on Sunday claimed there was a "huge difference" between Donald Trump's criticisms of America during the 2016 presidential campaign and the critiques by four Democratic congresswomen of color with whom Trump is feuding over the direction of the...

Some lawmakers will attempt to override Lamont veto

Jul. 21, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At least one half of the Connecticut General Assembly plans to attempt to override a gubernatorial veto that both Democrats and Republicans say unfairly harms the restaurant industry. Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits), of Berlin, says the House of...

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, 'Send her back!'

Jul. 21, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents on Saturday that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a U.S. congresswoman to return to the country where she was born. The Democratic legislator spoke in New York for the first time since Trump again...

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

Jul. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness...

First week over in North Carolina gerrymandering trial

Jul. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Challengers of North Carolina legislative districts say the computer files of a deceased Republican mapmaker show how GOP legislators approved boundary lines with illegal political bias. The partisan gerrymandering trial's first week in state court is complete. Democrats and the group...

'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere. Safely entrenched in liberal, urban districts, Omar and most of her fellow "squad" mates of progressive Democrats have been posting impressive...

New Mexico congresswoman breaks ranks in wage hike vote

Jul. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico's congresswomen broke ranks with fellow Democrats as the U.S. House approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage. U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small says she's for raising the minimum wage but that $15 was too high. The Albuquerque Journal reported Torres...

Former governor candidate Jeanne Ives running for Congress

Jul. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Former state lawmaker and candidate for Illinois governor Jeanne Ives is seeking the Republican nomination for a suburban Chicago congressional district. The conservative from Wheaton has filed paperwork for a 2020 bid in a district west and northwest of Chicago. The seat was held by a...

Democrats questioning Robert Mueller to focus on obstruction

Jul. 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans' attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of President Donald...