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Democratic Rep. Pocan says impeachment vote coming soon

Oct. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he expects the House to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the calendar year. Pocan said Monday he believes Trump has committed an impeachable offense, but he can't commit on whether he would vote to impeach...

Wausau school board president running for Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic president of the Wausau School Board announced Monday that she is running for Congress in her heavily Republican northern Wisconsin district, in a race that could provide an early signal of voter moods ahead of next fall's presidential election. Tricia Zunker, a justice...

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

Oct. 14, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were detrimental to the area's coal mining and fracking...

Elected official's pay-by-the hour bar generates pushback

Oct. 14, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis elected official's new pay-by-the hour bar is angering another Democratic official. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that customers aren't charged by the drink at recorder of deeds and city Democratic Committee chairman Michael Butler's new Open Concept bar. Instead, they...

Otterbein alum to sing national anthem for Democratic debate

Oct. 14, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus. Jordan Donica is a 2016 graduate of the school's Musical Theatre and Dance program. The Indianapolis native has...

What's next in the impeachment inquiry as Congress returns

Oct. 14, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning from a two-week recess on Tuesday, but some lawmakers barely left Washington. Three House committees investigating impeachment worked through the break, issuing multiple subpoenas and holding depositions with State Department officials relevant to the inquiry ....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

Voters weary of more investigations as impeachment ramps up

Oct. 13, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — As Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump intensifies, Mark Stenske feels like he's seen this movie before, and the storyline is getting old. First, there was the nearly two-year investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and Trump's possible role...

Split GOP tries to unite in Louisiana governor's race runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican leaders working to oust the Deep South's only Democratic governor were trying Sunday to put their intraparty backbiting behind them ahead of Louisiana's November runoff election, needing a united focus if they want to keep John Bel Edwards from a second term. National and...

Effort to nix English immersion in Arizona finds support

Oct. 13, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly two decades after getting Arizona voters' approval, a law mandating an English-only education for non-native speakers may get repealed in 2020. Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman intends to make a repeal a top priority and is seeing support even from some...