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PBS' 'Finding Your Roots' looks into political leaders' past

Feb. 11, 2019 4:34 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., hopes this season of his popular PBS series "Finding Your Roots" helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family links and how those family histories tell the story of the country. Now in its fifth season, the series takes...

Infrastructure bill faces many potholes in months ahead

Feb. 6, 2019 6:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. The question now is whether lawmakers and the president are...

Today in History

Jan. 29, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2019. There are 336 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1936, the first inductees of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, New York. On this date: In 1820, King George III died...

Trump's shutdown gift to Pelosi: A unified Democratic caucus

Jan. 24, 2019 2:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has done something remarkable in the government shutdown: He's unified the diverse new House Democratic majority firmly behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It's not even about the wall at this point. Democrats are sticking together with an unusual amount of unity as a way...

What to watch for as the new Congress begins

Jan. 3, 2019 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They've got the keys to the offices, new paint inside and parties to attend. But on Thursday, the work was beginning when 534 members of the 116th Congress solemnly swear to govern the divided nation. The new Congress will make history for seating a record number of women and becoming the...

No deal to end shutdown; Trump says 'could be a long time'

Jan. 2, 2019 11:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one budged at President Donald Trump's closed-door meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, so the partial government shutdown persisted through Day 12 over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They'll all try again Friday. In...

Tops on House Democrats' to-do list: Try to end shutdown

Jan. 2, 2019 12:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they'll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the 116th session the early votes will be the usual ones...

Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

Jan. 1, 2019 11:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited congressional leaders to a White House briefing on border security as the partial government shutdown dragged on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting, "Let's make a deal?" The briefing will happen at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, the day...

Trump-Pelosi showdown over shutdown first battle of new era

Dec. 31, 2018 9:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It's a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump's border wall with...

GOP allies still trying to figure out how to read Trump

Dec. 25, 2018 12:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first two years of President Donald Trump's administration close, Republican allies still haven't figured out how best to influence a leader who takes cues from the forces that swept him to office and seems to fear losing them above all else. Republicans on Capitol Hill and even...