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Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

Feb. 15, 2019 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another. Republicans are deeply torn over Trump's decision to invoke executive power after...

Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

Feb. 13, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

Double duty: Senators juggle presidential bids and day jobs

Feb. 13, 2019 5:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off jumping into the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Elizabeth Warren had plans to meet voters in Las Vegas. The only problem: a government shutdown roiling Washington. The Massachusetts Democrat had to decide whether to keep her plans last month in a critical early voting state or...

Ivanka Trump, on Capitol Hill, discusses paid family leave

Feb. 13, 2019 5:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss paid family leave. The White House says the president's daughter and senior adviser met Wednesday with Republican senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah. In a news...

Parkland shooting stirs 3 siblings to lives of activism

Feb. 13, 2019 1:01 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Last February, Matt Deitsch was living his dream studying at a California university. His brother, Ryan, was about to graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and head to college, the natural next step for the middle child of a family in an affluent suburb. Sister Sam was...

Venezuela socialist party boss stirs up support on talk show

Feb. 13, 2019 12:03 AM EST

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — It was show time for the most-watched program on Venezuela's normally sleep-inducing state TV: Episode No. 240 of "Hitting it With a Sledgehammer," the talk show hosted by one of the ruling socialist party's most-revered — and reviled — leaders. A military salsa band...

In Democratic response, Abrams sharply rebukes Trump

Feb. 6, 2019 8:50 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing her bid to become America's first black woman governor, the Georgia...

What to watch during Trump's State of the Union address

Feb. 5, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a uniter? That's the approach advisers say Trump will take in his first State of the Union address delivered under divided government. A president who's mocked women , the U.S. intelligence community , foreign leaders , members of Congress and others is expected to...

Senate breaks with Trump on Afghanistan, Syria withdrawal

Feb. 4, 2019 6:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Monday to oppose the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, breaking with President Donald Trump as he calls for a military drawdown in those countries. Senators voted 70-26 for the amendment sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The measure...

Venezuela crisis resonates loudly in battleground Florida

Feb. 3, 2019 10:35 AM EST

As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro clings to power, many of the loudest American voices urging on the Trump administration in its campaign to push Maduro out are concentrated in one place: Florida. Florida has a large number of anti-Maduro Venezuelans and Cubans and is also likely to be a critical...