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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. walks to the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, for a meeting with Pelosi, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In sprawling Capitol, leaders struggle to keep virus at bay

Jul. 30, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are under increasing pressure from lawmakers to boost testing for the coronavirus in the Capitol, an idea they have so far rejected because of concerns about the availability of tests across the country. Despite the...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.  Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. A post on Cain's Twitter account on Thursday, July 30, 2020 announced the death.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

Jul. 30, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. Dan Calabrese, who authored a post on Cain's website announcing...

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, studies notes during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

House orders broad mask mandates after Gohmert gets virus

Jul. 29, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often shunned wearing masks and was known to vote without one. Pelosi announced...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump of self-dealing as the White House pushes Senate Republicans to include nearly $1.8 billion to rebuild the FBI headquarters in downtown Washington as part of a new coronavirus aid package. Democrats have long accused Trump of a conflict of interest over the FBI building, which sits across the street from a downtown hotel that Trump owns on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House. The Trump International Hotel could face competition if the FBI moves from the current site and another hotel is developed on the property.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

McConnell: No room for new FBI building in virus aid bill

Jul. 28, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican said Tuesday that he opposes a push by President Donald Trump to include nearly $1.8 billion in a new coronavirus aid package to rebuild the FBI headquarters on its current site in downtown Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speak to the media, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Democrats, GOP far apart on virus aid; Trump wants a deal

Jul. 28, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day of shuttle diplomacy on Capitol Hill over a coronavirus aid package produced few results Tuesday, with stark differences between the $3 trillion proposal from Democrats and $1 trillion counteroffer from Republicans as millions of Americans' jobless benefits, school reopenings and...

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes his seat, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine protecting the integrity of college athletics, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Graham on NCAA compensation rules: We’ve got to do something

Jul. 22, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to have a bipartisan plan in place to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated for name, image and likeness rights by Sept. 15, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday. The Republican from South Carolina also conceded during a hearing on college athletics: “I...

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, July 18, 2020, in remembrance of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

14 hours later, Trump says he is 'saddened' by Lewis' death

Jul. 18, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours after the death of American civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to retweet old missives about Democratic rival Joe Biden and lash out at his former national security adviser and his niece for writing tell-all books about him. Trump then...

FILE - This June 30, 2020, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have made it crystal clear: Given the chance they’ll push through a Supreme Court justice nominee should a vacancy open on the high court before Election Day. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Given a chance, Trump would push court pick before election

Jul. 18, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have tried to make it clear: Given the chance, they would push through a Supreme Court nominee should a vacancy occur before Election Day. The issue has taken on new immediacy with the disclosure Friday that Justice Ruth...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. Two McConnell-allied groups are preparing to spend $22 million to help GOP Sen. David Perdue against Democrat Ossoff in Georgia, where Republican advantages among suburban voters have eroded.  (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Surging Democrats expand Senate targets to GOP states

Jul. 18, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's come to this for Republicans straining to defend their Senate majority in November's elections: They're air-dropping millions of dollars into races in Alabama, Kentucky and other red states where Donald Trump coasted during his 2016 presidential election triumph. This year,...

S.C. hospitals struggle with staffing as COVID-19 cases rise

Jul. 14, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina hospitals are short-staffed and low on testing supplies in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, administrators told U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday, as the state saw its second-highest daily number of new confirmed cases. After a briefing with the South...