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Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee

Sep. 19, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven't had enough time to scour his record of legal work for corporate interests. Although Trump tweeted in mid-July that Eugene Scalia was his pick , the...

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

Sep. 19, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy's plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy will...

No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit

Sep. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California. Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling of its homeless crisis, and on Wednesday, he issued a...

Democrats block Pentagon bill amid border wall battle

Sep. 18, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud between the chamber's leaders over the rules of engagement for translating this summer's hard-won budget deal into binding legislation. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer...

AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey

Sep. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey.

Congresswoman: Activist suspected in overdoses roamed free

Sep. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A black member of Congress on Wednesday called it "incomprehensible" that after the overdose deaths of two African American men at the apartment of wealthy and influential Los Angeles area gay activist Edward Buck, a third man nearly died there before authorities arrested Buck. The men...

Legislature fails to override most Sununu vetoes

Sep. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu got the last word Wednesday on gun control, voting rights and energy as lawmakers began trying to override his vetoes on more than 50 bills. Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature, but they need Republican support to reach the two-thirds...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: No matter who stops the raw sewage, it's going to cost Harrisburg residents Harrisburg Patriot News/ Sept. 18 For several decades, the clock has been ticking, and leaders in Harrisburg have been kicking the clock down...

Everybody in the pool: Georgia flush with Senate hopefuls

Sep. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An up-and-coming GOP congressman is angling for a Senate appointment. A former congressman has hinted he's interested, too. The list of Democrats quietly mulling over a bid include a congresswoman and members of the state legislature. Then there's the Democratic mayor, former mayor, former...

Compromise or stunt? Budget impasse has staying power

Sep. 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With New Hampshire's temporary budget set to expire in a few weeks, Democrats say they are offering a compromise that makes meaningful concessions while preserving critical programs. But Republicans call the offer a political stunt. The state has been operating under a continuing...