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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 22, 2020 3:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — National security adviser Robert O'Brien; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Clyburn; Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence ___ CBS' “Face the Nation"...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks on the second day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Iran's FM says his meeting with US senator spooked Trump

Feb. 19, 2020 6:41 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that he believes his recent meeting with a U.S. senator had spooked the Trump administration because it was an opportunity to talk directly to “the American nation.” Mohammad Javad Zarif met last week with Sen. Chris Murphy on...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Murphy is defending a weekend meeting he held with Iran's foreign minister in Europe. The Connecticut Democrat said Tuesday his meeting with Mohammed Javad Zarif was important because it is dangerous not to talk to one's enemies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

US lawmaker defends meeting with Iran FM in Munich

Feb. 18, 2020 2:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday defended a weekend meeting he held with Iran's foreign minister in Europe, after his actions were questioned in conservative media andas President Donald Trump suggested they may have violated U.S. law. The Connecticut Democrat said his Saturday meeting with...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After impeachment: Congress adrift, oversight uncertain

Feb. 12, 2020 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Capitol, it’s as if the impeachment of President Donald Trump never happened. One week after the historic undertaking shuttered to a close, Congress is feverishly back at work emboldened but also arguably diminished by the outcome. Senate Republicans are flexing their...

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent nearly $1 million last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization's liking. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

AP Exclusive: NCAA, 2 conferences spend $750,000 on lobbying

Feb. 10, 2020 10:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent at least $750,000 last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization's liking. The NCAA last fall said it would allow athletes to “benefit from the...

Courtney: Trump plan to cut submarine production won't fly

Feb. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A key Connecticut congressman said Monday that President Donald Trump's proposal to reduce funding for building Virginia-class submarines is “dead on arrival." Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, whose district includes the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton,...

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Campaigner or commander in chief? No difference for Trump

Feb. 6, 2020 11:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dispatching Cabinet secretaries across the country to woo Iowa voters. Using private cash to finance an official made-for-TV moment. Delivering a State of the Union address that doubled as a campaign kickoff speech. Holding an impeachment acquittal victory rally in the White House East...

Murphy says failed impeachment could have lasting benefits

Feb. 6, 2020 8:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday he believes the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump could have some lasting benefits for the nation, despite the Republican ultimately being acquitted following what Murphy called a gift-wrapped present from the Senate to the...

FILE--In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photograph, Nevada forward Caleb Martin hangs on the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Air Force in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Air Force Academy, Colo. Following the lead of California and joining an increasing number of other states, Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, to allow college student athletes to profit from their name and image. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado considers student athlete compensation bill

Feb. 6, 2020 6:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Following California’s lead, Colorado lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would allow college student athletes to profit from their names and images — while giving the NCAA and Congress time to issue guidance beforehand. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday unanimously...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after leading the impeachment acquittal of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Impeachment takeaways: Trump's iron grip, McConnell delivers

Feb. 6, 2020 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate acquitted President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges Wednesday amid Republican complaints about what they called a rushed process and Democratic claims that Trump is a threat to democracy. The historic, three-week trial proceeded largely along...