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The Latest: Sanford says he's confused by Trump's jab at him

Jun. 19, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 11:10 p.m. Congressman Mark Sanford tells The Associated Press that he's confused by President Donald Trump's latest attack on him, but glad his colleagues showed displeasure at Trump's broadside. At a closed-door meeting Tuesday on...

House GOP steps up FBI criticism in wake of internal report

Jun. 19, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are escalating their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism comes after the...

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

Jun. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise immigration proposal...

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

Jun. 16, 2018 5:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been...

The Latest: White House says Trump backs immigration effort

Jun. 15, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump does indeed support an immigration bill crafted by House leadership that he said he wouldn't sign in a morning interview. Trump had said in the interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday that...

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

Jun. 15, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been...

Black religious leaders criticize Sessions' use of scripture

Jun. 15, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several prominent members of the black clergy on Friday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from parents. The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, along with the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William...

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

Jun. 15, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump's wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at...

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

Jun. 14, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump's wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at...

GOP lawmakers decry family separations as WH defends policy

Jun. 14, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans distanced themselves Thursday from the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border even as the White House cited the Bible in defending its "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings. "I can say that...