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Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

Jun. 18, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could have a tough time making good on his threat to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. But maybe that wasn't his point. Trump's late-night messages Monday promised that starting next week his administration "will begin the process of removing...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 8, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas; Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Pre-empted by coverage of the French Open tennis tournament. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" —Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 7, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Pre-empted by coverage of the French Open tennis tournament. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" —Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Amy Klobuchar,...

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

Jun. 5, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue,. The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that government-funded research by universities that involves fetal tissue can continue for now,...

Missouri drug-reform lobbyist indicted in marijuana scheme

Jun. 4, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia man who is a lobbyist for drug reform policies and has donated more than $25,000 to Missouri political campaigns is among nine people indicted in an alleged marijuana distribution scheme. Eapen Thampy, 35, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on felony charges of...

Disaster bill highlights inconsistency in voting records

May. 30, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $19 billion disaster aid bill that's still crawling through Congress highlights the inconsistency of lawmakers, mostly conservatives, who stood resolute against such aid six years ago but demand it now that their states are under water. Then, relative GOP newcomers like Sens. Ted Cruz...

The Latest: GOP again blocks disaster aid bill in House

May. 30, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the disaster aid bill (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Another attempt to pass a $19 billion disaster aid bill in the House has failed after Republican John Rose of Tennessee stepped in to block it during Thursday's pro forma session. The measure will be revived and passed next...

Correction: Russia Probe-Florida Voting story

May. 17, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about Russian hacking of voter databases in Florida, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy. She said the public needs to know which counties in Florida were hacked, not which countries. A corrected version of the story is below: Florida...

Some House members considering taking a pay raise this year

May. 9, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some senior House lawmakers, frustrated by a decade of frozen congressional salaries, are quietly exploring whether to accept an annual pay raise that they've shunned since Barack Obama was first president. It's a longshot at best, requiring comity that's in short supply in a Capitol...