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Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

Dec. 7, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeachment of President Donald Trump and past-ripe issues...

Bipartisan Medicare drug bill gets makeover to lower copays

Dec. 6, 2019 9:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill to curb prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients got a makeover Friday to lower copays and make it easier for seniors to budget for their expenses. The updated legislation unveiled by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would lower the...

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Dec. 6, 2019 9:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next...

Pelosi to deliver public statement on Trump impeachment

Dec. 5, 2019 7:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she would deliver an unusual public statement on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Pelosi met behind closed doors with her Democratic caucus, asking, ”Äre you ready?" The answer...

Georgia governor picks political newcomer for U.S. Senate

Dec. 4, 2019 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor announced Wednesday that he will appoint a wealthy businesswoman to the U.S. Senate, flouting President Donald Trump and highlighting a division within the GOP over whether moderate suburbanites or base voters are their key to victory in 2020 and beyond....

Beshear selects Adkins, Coleman for key administration jobs

Dec. 2, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected his former rival, state Rep. Rocky Adkins, to serve as his senior adviser as his administration continued taking shape Monday. The latest round of personnel decisions included an expanded role for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman. Coleman...

Secretary of State Pompeo visits University of Louisville

Dec. 2, 2019 12:10 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says some Latin American nations are taking a “sharp turn toward democracy, capitalism and good government” in an address at the University of Louisville. Pompeo was visiting Monday ahead of a trip to London for a NATO summit with...

Pompeo: Impeachment work should pause while Trump is abroad

Dec. 2, 2019 10:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the House on Monday for scheduling impeachment hearings while President Donald Trump is abroad. Pompeo said it’s “very unfortunate” for the House Judiciary Committee to hold its hearing Wednesday at the same time that Trump is...

Ads assail conservative legal group over Trump’s court picks

Nov. 28, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn...

Sticky impeachment trial questions: How long? Who testifies?

Nov. 28, 2019 6:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What will the impeachment trial look like? While a Senate trial of President Donald Trump now appears inevitable, details of how it will unfold remain unknown. How long will proceedings last? Can either party summon witnesses to make its points? Senators will have to decide these and...