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Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Dec. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year. McConnell, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history, has tied himself closely to...

Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

Dec. 13, 2019 6:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Then they bolted for the doors and the airports, in more than one case without a...

Trump calls impeachment vote 'an embarrassment' to nation

Dec. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned up...

First lady appears to condone Trump's criticism of Thunberg

Dec. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump on Friday appeared to condone her husband's criticism of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, saying through a spokeswoman that her 13-year-old son, Barron, is in a different category than the teenage climate activist “who travels the globe giving speeches.” “He...

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: 'Hoax'

Dec. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

California Rep. Porter: 'I will vote yes' for impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Rep. Katie Porter on Friday said she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The freshman California lawmaker revealed her decision in a tweet. “The facts are clear: the articles of impeachment against the President are warranted. I will vote...

Kansas Sen. Moran says he is undecided on removing Trump

Dec. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran said Friday that he hasn't decided how he would vote on removing President Donald Trump from office if the House impeaches Trump as expected. Moran was asked while attending an event in Topeka whether he had decided how he would vote on removing Trump...

Impeachment saga is a quick TV moment after hours of talk

Dec. 13, 2019 3:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For a few moments, most of the talking ceased, replaced by simple recitations of “aye" or “no.” The House Judiciary Committee's vote Friday on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump made for a short and solemn television show, in contrast to hours of...

Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, Venezuela

Dec. 13, 2019 2:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the briefest of moments in the Washington media spotlight for Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez. Sitting alongside U.S. President Donald Trump, the South American leader spoke about a dozen words to gathered journalists Friday and then watched in silence as Trump fielded...

Courtney, Hayes add their support to impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 12:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney and Jahana Hayes added their names Friday to those supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The announcements mean all five members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation are now on the record saying they will vote in favor of impeachment. ...