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Biden most consider the age issue as he ponders 2020 run

Dec. 15, 2018 12:48 AM EST

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the...

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

Dec. 15, 2018 12:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House's next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday...

Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

Dec. 15, 2018 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own members....

Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

Dec. 14, 2018 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. "Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration," Trump tweeted Friday. "I...

Column: Washington's NFL team does its best to Be Worst

Dec. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EST

You've gotta hand it to Washington's alleged NFL team. There's the offensive nickname. Not to mention claiming a player off waivers not long after he allegedly beat up a woman — again. And let's not forget the organization's unwillingness to pursue a legitimate quarterback — yes, there's at least...

George Washington holds off DC rival Howard 70-64

Dec. 14, 2018 9:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — DJ Williams scored 18 points and Terry Nolan Jr. 17, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and George Washington held off District of Columbia rival Howard 70-64 on Friday night. Williams grabbed eight rebounds and Nolan had nine along with four assists for the Colonials (3-8)....

The Latest: Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong

Dec. 14, 2018 8:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer says Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would...

Reports: Federal prosecutors probe Trump inaugural committee

Dec. 14, 2018 7:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners contributed to its events using straw donors. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prosecutors in New York are investigating whether some of the...

Trump former staff chief on track to join Navy Reserve

Dec. 14, 2018 3:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says President Donald Trump's former chief of staff is on track to join the Navy Reserve, buoyed by a recommendation from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Reince Priebus, 46, served as chief of staff for about six months, beginning at the start of Trump's administration in...

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Dec. 14, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally. Although the resolutions are largely...