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Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Mar. 19, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially...

New Hampshire Republicans welcome Trump primary challenge

Mar. 19, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire gave Donald Trump his first presidential primary victory. Some prominent New Hampshire Republicans aren't sure he deserves a second. Steve Duprey, who represents New Hampshire at the Republican National Committee, won't say whether he'll vote for Trump in 2020. Former...

Twitter flap forces Kansas governor to drop court nominee

Mar. 19, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Posts on a Kansas judge's Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald Trump prompted Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw his nomination Tuesday for the state's second-highest court and raised concerns about her vetting process. Labette County...

Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant promises he will sign the bill , which will give Mississippi one of the nation's most...

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

Mar. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in rural Virginia. Photos, witness accounts and other information were made public ahead of a final report...

Hopes shifting as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Mar. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been calling the Russia probe a witch hunt for two years. But now, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity. Though the special counsel's findings remain unknown, Trump has grown increasingly...

North Dakota Legislature repeals Sunday morning shopping ban

Mar. 19, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday repealed the nation's toughest Sunday business restrictions — rules that are rooted in religious tradition and that have been in place since statehood. Senators voted 25-21 on the House bill repealing the ban on Sunday...

The Latest: Trump says social media firms biased against GOP

Mar. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says something should be done to make social media companies liable for their content. Speaking at a joint press conference with the president of Brazil, Trump said...

Tweets could doom judge's nomination to Kansas appeals court

Mar. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a trial judge to Kansas' second-highest court appeared doomed Monday after two key Republican legislators decried past social media posts criticizing President Donald Trump and expressing support for gun control and abortion rights. Senate...

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Mar. 18, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to...