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Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

Jan. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump's push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't agree to "another few miles" of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney also said...

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule." Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has...

Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight

Jan. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never ever back down." Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations would...

Trump's weekend: New Russia questions, shutdown irritants

Jan. 14, 2019 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't the weekend that President Donald Trump wanted: largely alone at the White House, irked by a pair of startling Russia headlines and baffled that he's not getting more credit for staying put during the partial government shutdown. Trump surprised his aides by deciding, with just...

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

Jan. 13, 2019 8:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national...

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

Jan. 12, 2019 10:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could...

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws

Jan. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 11, 2019 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.; John Delaney, Democratic candidate for president ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas ___ CBS' "Face the Nation"...

Democratic Wisconsin governor takes office, urges compromise

Jan. 7, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly sworn-in Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called for a rejection of "the tired politics of the past" in his inauguration speech Monday, urging lawmakers to find bipartisan solutions to the biggest issues facing the state. Evers, the state superintendent of schools since 2009,...

Republicans, Democrats speak to Walker's legacy

Jan. 6, 2019 11:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prominent Democrats, Republicans and political observers answer the same question: What will be Scott Walker's legacy? ___ Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson "Governor Walker devolved power away from Madison and public sector unions, giving local governments the ability to balance their...