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GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

Sep. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding the project without congressional approval. Democrats threatened to filibuster a Pentagon spending bill. The...

Democrats will try to block Trump's border wall maneuver

Sep. 10, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are moving on two fronts to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. First, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York...

Democrats press Trump to intervene with GOP on gun bill

Sep. 9, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats pressed President Donald Trump on Monday to intervene with Senate Republicans and demand passage of a bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun purchases. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump's "urgent, personal...

Missouri GOP Gov. Parson announces 2020 bid to keep his job

Sep. 8, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Parson is Missouri's unexpected governor, assuming power when his predecessor resigned in scandal. A little more than a year into his mostly uneventful stewardship of the state, the Republican governor announced Sunday that he's seeking a full term, and his folksy and...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 7, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Pompeo; Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" —...

Democrats flock to Kander's veterans nonprofit

Aug. 24, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democrat Jason Kander's job running a nonprofit for homeless veterans has made the Kansas City site a campaign stop for three presidential hopefuls, with more likely to visit. Kander, 38, came close to unseating Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016. The former Missouri...

AP Explains: Congress' fight over election security bills

Aug. 3, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While House Democrats are haggling over whether to consider impeachment of President Donald Trump, Senate Democrats are focusing on a different angle in former special counsel Robert Mueller's report — securing future elections from foreign interference. Democrats have tried to...

Republicans face tough vote on budget bill Trump supports

Jul. 31, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate, with many conservatives torn between supporting the president and risking their political brand with an unpopular vote to add $2 trillion or...

Republicans take wait-and-see approach to Trump intel pick

Jul. 30, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is joining many of his fellow Republicans in taking a wait-and-see approach to President Donald Trump's nominee for national intelligence director, Rep. John Ratcliffe, even as critics assail his lack of qualifications for the job. McConnell said...

Doubts emerge about Trump pick for US intelligence chief

Jul. 29, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director has been mayor of a small Texas city, a federal prosecutor and a member of Congress. But questions were already emerging Monday about whether those qualifications are adequate for the position as the nation confronts threats...