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Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Jun. 19, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump's meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in...

Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Jun. 19, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on a matter that...

Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor

Jun. 19, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley for not investigating allegations of corruption involving a past top donor to Hawley's attorney general campaign, although his authority to take action is limited. A Senate...

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

Jun. 18, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S....

Sanders joins Maryland's Jealous to help fire up voters

Jun. 18, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor. The senator known for his reluctance to endorse politicians joined the former NAACP president...

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Jun. 18, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his...

The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

Jun. 18, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he is introducing emergency legislation intended to keep migrant families together. Cruz has released a statement saying: "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing...

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm

Jun. 18, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese company is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive...

The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

Jun. 18, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military while blocking a...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

Jun. 18, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump's immigration policies. Both Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments: TRUMP DIGS IN Amid the...