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Kudlow's admission about who pays tariffs contradicts Trump

May. 13, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top economic adviser has acknowledged that U.S. consumers and businesses pay the tariffs that the Trump administration has imposed on billions of dollars of Chinese goods, even as President Trump himself insisted in a tweet, incorrectly, that China pays. Chris Wallace,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 11, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. __ NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Sen. Michael Bennet,...

Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

May. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed," as some in the party insist. Trump said he was "very surprised" at the move. The revolt by...

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.

May. 8, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony to the panel as part of its probe into Russian election interference. That's according to two people familiar with the subpoena who discussed it on condition of...

Paul examines land ownership issue in national forest

Apr. 26, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul hasn't given up on a proposal to have the government sell some land in the Daniel Boone National Forest in McCreary County for potential commercial development. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Republican held a meeting in McCreary County on...

Ex-Senate employee pleads guilty to theft of personal data

Apr. 6, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressional staffer has pleaded guilty to five federal offenses that stem from illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. The Justice Department said in statement Friday...

Congress invokes powers to challenge Trump on war in Yemen

Apr. 4, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting a plank of President Donald Trump's foreign policy, the House on Thursday invoked never-before-used powers to demand that his administration withdraw support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen . The Senate passed the same resolution in March with bipartisan support. Trump is...

Ocasio-Cortez, Rand Paul join on withdrawing US from Syria

Apr. 3, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He's a libertarian-leaning Republican. She's the popular House freshman of the liberal Democratic vanguard. Yet in this time of polarized politics, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have found common ground on Syria. She is among a dozen lawmakers signing on to a letter...

Harris eyes reform as candidate, was cautious as prosecutor

Apr. 1, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kamala Harris made her much-heralded arrival in Washington as California's first black U.S. senator, she made a curious early decision. Within months of her swearing-in, she sponsored a bill urging states to eliminate cash bail, denouncing the system as a scourge on the poor and...

Sen. Paul: Trump vindicated by findings of Mueller probe

Mar. 25, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul sees vindication for President Donald Trump with the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but Kentucky's lone Democratic congressman said the summary of Mueller's probe "leaves many questions unanswered." Reaction to Attorney...