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Congresswoman comes out in favor of impeaching Trump

Dec. 15, 2019 8:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico said Sunday afternoon that she plans to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, the Albuquerque Journal reported. In a statement, Torres Small, who represents a district in the southern part of the state, said she believes...

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outlined released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of...

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial.

Mexico trade negotiator: We'll never accept US 'inspectors'

Dec. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s trade negotiator for North America said Sunday that Mexico categorically opposes allowing foreign labor inspectors to operate in the country, saying that was not contemplated in the recent agreement with Washington and Ottawa on the USMCA pact to replace the North...

US Sen. Reed says bill will help prevent veteran suicides

Dec. 15, 2019 2:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said he believes legislation that recently cleared the Congress will improve suicide prevention and mental health resources for veterans. The Rhode Island Democrat co-sponsored the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, which requires the comptroller...

Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues

Dec. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the...

Democrat Angie Craig says she'll support impeachment

Dec. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota says she supports the articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump. Angie Craig, who represents a suburban Twin Cities district that Trump narrowly carried in 2016, announced her decision on Sunday. Craig says in an open...

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Dec. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a...

Collins, Jones propose fuller benefits for military widows

Dec. 15, 2019 8:01 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators wants to repeal a law they believe unfairly penalizes the widows of members of the military. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama have introduced a proposal called the Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act. The senators...

AP source: NJ Dem lawmaker plans to become a Republican

Dec. 15, 2019 1:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday. Top House Republicans have been told of Rep. Jeff Van Drew's decision, according to a GOP official familiar...