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Political leaders in Kansas City lament gun violence

Aug. 10, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd of at least 200 people gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, this past week to hear a congressman, the mayor and other leaders lament gun violence, a topic that was especially troubling in the wake of attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The leaders urged residents to...

US Rep. Emanuel Cleaver calls for impeachment inquiry

Jul. 29, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri is joining other Democrats in calling for an inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Cleaver on Monday issued a statement saying a special report and testimony before two House committees last week by special counsel...

Trump vs. Dems: 'Racist,' 'socialist' lines drawn for 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: "racists" vs. "socialists." Trump's aggressive condemnation of women of color...

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Jul. 16, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist...

Rep. Cleaver, civility ally, abandons House gavel amid fight

Jul. 16, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. Civility had had enough. "We don't ever, ever want to pass up, it seems, an opportunity to escalate," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., said from the House speaker's chair Tuesday afternoon after a fight broke out over a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist tweets."...

The Latest: House votes to condemn Trump tweets

Jul. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers of color (all times local): p.m. The Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries of origin....

Dem debates fuel race for support from Black Caucus members

Jul. 3, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice. In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary. Rush demurred, not yet ready to pick a side in the most...