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Michigan lawmaker criticized for comparing abortion, slavery

Nov. 12, 2019 1:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican legislative leader is drawing criticism from state Democrats for likening abortion to the "scourge" of slavery. State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey told Hillsdale College's radio station last week that allowing abortion is comparable to "the scourge we...

Duffy takes job as lobbyist after resigning from Congress

Nov. 12, 2019 1:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sean Duffy has taken a job for a Washington lobbying firm after resigning from Congress two months ago, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and newborn who has a heart defect and Down syndrome. BGR Group announced Tuesday that the Republican Duffy would be working for...

Trump appeals court nominee in jeopardy following GOP revolt

Nov. 12, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal appeals court is in jeopardy following a conservative revolt from two Republican senators who have said publicly they won't support him. Trump nominated federal judge Halil "Sul" Ozerden of Mississippi to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

GOP mailer to Oregon voters mimics US Census form

Nov. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is sending mailers to some Oregon voters that mimic the look of a U.S. Census form and solicit donations for President Trump's re-election. KGW-TV reported Tuesday that the mailers are labeled "2019 Congressional District Census" but are not from the...

Sanford suspends GOP primary challenge to Trump

Nov. 12, 2019 1:03 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it impossible for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse....

Stone wanted to 'debrief' Kushner on DNC email hack

Nov. 12, 2019 12:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump confidant Roger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to "debrief" the president's son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, a former Trump campaign aide said Tuesday. Rick Gates, who was Donald Trump's...

Republicans advance 3 nominees for open Alaska House seat

Nov. 12, 2019 12:42 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage Republicans have sent the names of three finalists for an open state House seat to Gov. Mike Dunleavy for consideration. Jamie Donley, Melvin Gillis and Forrest McDonald are vying for the seat vacated by Republican Josh Revak. He was confirmed to the Senate seat that was...

Democrats' wins could help bring down Confederate statues

Nov. 12, 2019 10:33 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades. Members of the new legislative majority say they plan to revive proposals...

Socialists, left-wing party reach coalition deal in Spain

Nov. 12, 2019 10:13 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The leaders of Spain's Socialist party and the left-wing United We Can party said Tuesday they had reached a preliminary agreement to form a coalition government, two days after a general election called to try to break months of political deadlock. But the deal still won't provide enough...

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily

Nov. 12, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if...