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Republican U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong talks with supporters after announcing his re-election bid on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Fargo, N.D. Armstrong is seeking his second term in Congress after spending much of his first 18 months defending President Donald Trump during impeachment hearings.  (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Staunch Trump ally Armstrong aims to tackle practical issues

Feb. 17, 2020 5:33 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A freshman congressman from North Dakota who spent much of his first term defending President Donald Trump during impeachment hearings said Monday he wants to return to Washington and begin working on practical issues. Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong, the first lawmaker to be...

Lawmakers to fight military plan to retire some A-10 jets

Feb. 17, 2020 2:23 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Some Arizona lawmakers intend to fight a plan by the U.S. Air Force to begin retiring parts of the nation’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jets, which are part of a major operation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star reports that...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, center, speaks during a media conference after a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is on a one day visit to Brussels to meet with leaders of the EU and NATO. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei

Feb. 17, 2020 12:35 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday at Allied headquarters, turning U.S. opposition to Huawei into a bipartisan effort. Pelosi said the invasion of...

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

Feb. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department's handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone. He's suggesting rampant bias in the department's initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming...

Gov. Tate Reeves, left, laughs as Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann uses his fist as a gavel to dissolve a joint session of the Legislature that gathered to listen to Reeves' first State of the State speech, outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Legislators approaching busy part of 2020 session

Feb. 16, 2020 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers have had a slow start to their four-month session, but the pace is about to quicken as committees start debating bills dealing with the criminal justice system and other issues. March 3 is the first big deadline. That's the last day for House and Senate...

Former Spokane County official to run for Congress

Feb. 15, 2020 11:29 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former two-term Spokane County treasurer who’s pushed libertarian policies in the past will run as a Republican for the congressional seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Rob Chase filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday to run for...

President Donald Trump displays photos of the border wall under construction as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

Feb. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from left, poses during a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington. during the opening session of the 116th Congress. Horsford, the only black member of Nevada's congressional delegation, is endorsing Joe Biden for president on the eve of early voting in the state's caucuses. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Nevada's lone black congressman backs Biden before caucuses

Feb. 14, 2020 4:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, the only black member of Nevada's congressional delegation, is endorsing Joe Biden for president on the eve of early voting in the state's caucuses. The Democrat said in a statement shared with The Associated Press on Friday that the former vice president...

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, speaks on the first day of the 56th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb.14, 2020.  (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

US's Pelosi urges countries to steer clear of Huawei for 5G

Feb. 14, 2020 1:26 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed Friday to an audience in Germany for countries to steer clear of Chinese tech giant Huawei as they build their next-generation cellular networks, adding her voice to pressure from the Trump administration. “China is seeking to export its digital...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020. file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”  Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Post-impeachment, House Democrats sharpen focus on Barr

Feb. 14, 2020 5:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats frustrated over the Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump are pushing their oversight efforts toward the Justice Department and what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement. Democrats have demanded more...