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Tennessee congressman backing 2 climate bills

Nov. 21, 2019 7:47 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper has announced he is backing climate legislation, the Green New Deal and the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. Cooper cited former Vice President Al Gore, whose presentation at Vanderbilt University this week focused on the speed at which the climate is changing....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP claims on Ukraine corruption

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies pressed a defense Thursday that he acted appropriately in withholding military aid to Ukraine out of concern over the country’s corruption and claimed the House impeachment hearings amounted to a rogue process. The claims don’t match...

The Latest: Impeachment hearings wrap up for the week

Nov. 21, 2019 4:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have made their closing arguments as they end the final impeachment hearing of the week...

Fresh off election win, Edwards talks of agenda for new term

Nov. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sketched out the broad outlines of his agenda for a second term Thursday, proposing new investments in education and saying he hopes the new Legislature will choose compromise over obstruction. The Democratic incumbent said his top priority will be...

Congress filing in North Carolina delayed during map fight

Nov. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges have officially delayed candidate filing for the state’s congressional seats while they sort out whether replacement districts approved by Republicans who lost another political gerrymandering case should be used for next year’s elections. The...

GOP support for Trump shows no overt signs of cracking

Nov. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republican support for President Donald Trump is showing no overt signs of buckling, the latest demonstration of how Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has left the two parties dwelling in different political universes. Democrats have reveled in Ambassador Gordon...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democrats controlling the panel conducting the impeachment inquiry have killed five Republican attempts to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, including the anonymous intelligence...

Congress adopts bills to support human rights in Hong Kong

Nov. 20, 2019 7:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The House overwhelmingly approved the bills Wednesday, a day after the Senate passed them on voice votes. The bills now go to the White House for...

Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalization

Nov. 20, 2019 7:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the...