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Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

May. 12, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans sought to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection during a rancorous congressional hearing Wednesday, painting the Trump supporters who attacked the building as mostly peaceful patriots and downplaying repeatedly the violence of the day. ...

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

May. 12, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains on his party. She...

Biden courts Hill leaders, but GOP won't budge on big deal

May. 12, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite sharing pleasantries at the White House, Republican congressional leaders signaled no willingness Wednesday to embrace President Joe Biden's ideas for a massive infrastructure investment, insisting instead on a much smaller package and rejecting the idea of...

Takeaways: Partisan discord instead of Jan. 6 answers

May. 12, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House hearing about what went wrong in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege frequently spiraled into partisan shouting matches on Wednesday, with lawmakers more often blaming each other than thoroughly questioning witnesses about the events of the day. ...

Biden and McConnell may be friends, but can they cut a deal?

May. 11, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two players in the most important relationship in Washington finally are ready for a face-to-face meeting. President Joe Biden’s sit-down on Wednesday with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders comes as the...

Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats

May. 10, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Police force was hobbled by inadequate intelligence gathering ahead of the Jan. 6 siege, the department's watchdog told Congress on Monday, alarming lawmakers who are concerned for their own safety amid rising threats against members of Congress. ...

2 Catholic bishops at odds over Biden receiving Communion

May. 09, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

They share Roman Catholicism as a faith and California as their home base. Yet there’s a deep gulf between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego in the high-stakes debate over whether politicians who support abortion rights should be denied...

Weak jobs report spurs new arguments over big fed spending

May. 07, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden insists an unexpected slowdown in companies' hiring is clear new proof the U.S. needs the multitrillion-dollar federal boost he's pushing. But his sales effort is challenged by critics who say Friday's jobless figures show his earlier aid legislation...

In booting Cheney, 'My Kevin' leads GOP back to Trump

May. 07, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy is leading his party to an inflection point, preparing to dump Rep. Liz Cheney from the No. 3 House leadership position and transform what's left of the party of Lincoln more decisively into the party of Trump. The GOP leader...

Liz Cheney, Donald Trump feud gets mixed reviews in Wyoming

May. 06, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — As Republicans in Washington turn up the heat on Rep. Liz Cheney, the defiant third-term congresswoman faces mixed reviews at home. So far, Wyoming’s governor and congressional delegation have avoided sticking out their necks for Cheney, who...