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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...

Rand Paul's $580,000 jury award upheld in Kentucky

Mar. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man who a jury said should pay more than $580,000 to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for injuries Paul suffered when he was tackled by the man. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports Special Judge Tyler Gill rejected a motion...

Senate slaps down Trump border emergency; Republicans defect

Mar. 14, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in...

12 GOP senators join Dems to block Trump border declaration

Mar. 14, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Republican senators sided with Democrats Thursday and voted to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency on the southwest border. Trump has vowed to veto the Democratic measure, which the House passed last month in a bid to stymie Trump's efforts to spend billions...

Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to fall short

Mar. 13, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eleventh-hour rescue mission by Republican senators to stave off an awkward defeat for President Donald Trump on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, and to protect themselves from a politically dicey vote opposing him, seemed to collapse Wednesday. The...

Senate votes to end support for Saudi war in Yemen

Mar. 13, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a...

Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

Mar. 12, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican senators sought compromise Tuesday on limiting presidents' powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies, as chances improved that President Donald Trump might avoid a long-expected rejection by Congress of his effort to divert billions more for...

Today in History

Mar. 9, 2019 12:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 9, the 68th day of 2019. There are 297 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 9, 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began its "hundred days" of enacting New Deal legislation. On this date: In 1796, the...

Mike Pence stumps for Kentucky's Republican governor

Mar. 8, 2019 5:59 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence campaigned Friday for Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, making one of the Trump administration's first forays into a trio of 2019 Southern governor's races that could serve as a harbinger of the 2020 presidential campaign. Voters in Kentucky, Louisiana and...

McConnell: Enough Senate votes to reject Trump's wall move

Mar. 4, 2019 7:19 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border have enough votes in the Republican-led Senate to prevail on a resolution aimed at blocking the move. McConnell, who...