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Donor disclosure law dangerous, Koch think tank tells judge

Sep. 17, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's new law requiring some political groups to disclose their donors is a "monstrosity" that could ruin organizations, lawyers for the conservative think tank founded by the Koch brothers told a federal judge Tuesday. But the state argued the June law is aimed at uncovering...

Spain to hold fresh elections in November

Sep. 17, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain will hold fresh elections in November as no leader has been able to win enough parliamentary support to form a government. Spain's caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, made the announcement Tuesday after King Felipe VI announced that he had failed to find a party candidate capable...

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at impeachment hearing

Sep. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' first impeachment hearing quickly turned hostile Tuesday as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and said they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend and supporter of...

Stopgap measure to advance but other spending bills languish

Sep. 17, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are keeping a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown free of controversy, even as President Donald Trump's Senate Democratic rivals appear set to stall an almost $700 billion Pentagon funding bill on...

House adds 2 GOP members after NC special election wins

Sep. 17, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans who triumphed in North Carolina special elections were set to join the House on Tuesday, including one whose narrow win showed anew that suburban voters are deserting the GOP while rural residents are embracing the party. The swearing-in of Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy will...

California GOP congressman won't seek re-election

Sep. 17, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Republican congressman in California says he won't seek re-election next year. U.S. Rep. Paul Cook says he will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2020. The former state assemblyman was first elected to California's 8th Congressional District in...

Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks

Sep. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has finalized rules for most U.S. pork processing plants that remove limits on the speed of production lines and place more animal inspection and food safety tasks with company employees. The pork industry says the first significant pork processing rule...

Whitmer wants budget bills now; GOP waiting until next week

Sep. 17, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday urged Republican legislative leaders to quickly send her budget bills before their weekend "getaway" for a GOP political gathering, saying she needs as much time as possible to review and sign them by a Sept. 30 deadline. Republicans...

Former GOP governor says Trump can win her border state

Sep. 17, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she believes Donald Trump could win New Mexico in 2020. Speaking with Fox News on Tuesday, Martinez described turnout as "huge" at Trump's rally in Rio Rancho the previous night. She noted that the presence of Hispanics who...

Virginia Democrats see surge in campaign fundraising

Sep. 17, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats are outraising Republicans in the lead up to a closely watched legislative election, according to newly filed campaign finance reports for July and August. New campaign finance reports show House Democratic candidates leapfrogged Republicans to gain a $1 million cash...