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Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

Jun. 26, 2019 3:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and...

McConnell opposes efforts to revive pay raise for lawmakers

Jun. 20, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says the GOP-controlled chamber won't go along with a bipartisan plan by House leaders to have lawmakers receive their first cost-of-living pay increase in a decade. McConnell said in a statement Thursday that "we're not doing a COLA adjustment in the...

Today in History

Jun. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019. There are 195 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event celebrated...

The Latest: GOP House leaders avoid comment on Trump remark

Jun. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and investigations into Russia election meddling (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The House's two top Republicans are avoiding directly addressing whether it was appropriate for President Donald Trump to say he'd listen to damaging information from a...

GOP's Amash, impeachment supporter, quits conservative group

Jun. 11, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash, the lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, has quit the Freedom Caucus of House conservatives, his spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. The split comes a few weeks after Amash called for the House to impeach Trump based on the details of special...

Democrats reevaluating plans to hike lawmakers' pay

Jun. 11, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan push to increase lawmakers' salaries after a decade-long pay freeze is running into predictable obstacles and could be close to unraveling. The issue has caused a ruckus inside the ranks of House Democrats, where freshmen in politically competitive districts are recoiling at...

Bakersfield to add 'In God We Trust' to police vehicles

Jun. 6, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Bakersfield City Council has given the go-ahead to adding the motto "In God We Trust" to police and fire vehicles. The council of the southern San Joaquin Valley city approved the decals Wednesday on a 4-2 vote. The Bakersfield Californian reported the decision followed a...

The Latest: Mexican official says tariff talks will continue

Jun. 5, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on goods coming from Mexico (all times local): 7 p.m. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says no agreement was reached on tariffs during Wednesday's White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State...

Congress challenged by funding emergency at the border

Jun. 5, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has only a few weeks to advance an emergency funding bill to deal with the escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border, creating a time crunch that has lawmakers on all sides alarmed. Money to care for Central American migrants arriving in the U.S. to claim asylum runs...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...