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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Dec. 9, 2018 6:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals....

Think tank: Russia emerges as world's No. 2 arms producer

Dec. 9, 2018 6:24 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank said Monday that Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the United States. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held that spot since 2002 and remains Western Europe's No. 1 arms maker. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump's UN pick

Dec. 9, 2018 1:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't yet know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job. Trump wants former Fox News reporter and current State Department spokeswoman Heather...

Senate's residency fight drags out tension of election

Dec. 9, 2018 10:14 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the Pennsylvania Senate, the election didn't necessarily end at 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. The chamber's Republican majority is questioning the residency qualifications of a newly elected Democrat who flipped a Republican-held Pittsburgh-area seat by a mere 793 votes, injecting tension...

Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil

Dec. 9, 2018 9:47 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big political...

State Rep. Knopp leaving GOP caucus in bid for coalition

Dec. 8, 2018 9:09 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — State Rep. Gary Knopp will not be part of any majority party in the Alaska House's upcoming session. KINY radio reports the Kenai Republican announced Saturday that he is parting with the GOP caucus in hopes of forcing a consensus among lawmakers. Knopp's decision leaves the...

Nebraska Democrats return to May presidential primary

Dec. 8, 2018 6:34 PM EST

ORD, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democrats are giving up on the presidential caucus. During a meeting in Ord, the Nebraska Democratic Party's State Central Committee on Saturday overwhelming approved returning to a May primary for the 2020 election. The party first instituted the caucus in 2008 in hopes of having...

Virginia House Democrats pick new leader

Dec. 8, 2018 3:59 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Democrats have picked Del. Eileen Filler-Corn to be their new leader, a move that could help pave the way for her to become the state's first female House speaker. House Democrats announced Saturday they had elected Filler-Corn to replace House Minority Leader David...

GOP standoff in Ohio over abortion, gun measure averted

Dec. 8, 2018 11:11 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A brewing standoff between legislative Republicans in Ohio and their same-party governor over some big-ticket policy issues was averted — perhaps permanently — during a whirlwind week at the Statehouse. Proposals restricting early abortions and a gun owner's "duty to...

Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

Dec. 7, 2018 9:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department's decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting...