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Impeach or not impeach? Pelosi says focus first on facts

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged divided fellow Democrats Monday to focus on fact-finding rather than leaping to talk of impeachment to hold President Donald Trump accountable for the "highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior" described in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. In her...

Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

Apr. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats involving Republican Rep. Matt Shea, of...

Republicans aim to limit Democratic Attorney General's power

Apr. 22, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Iowa want to limit the powers of the state's attorney general, citing frustration that the Democrat joined lawsuits opposing the actions of President Donald Trump. Tom Miller, the longest-serving sitting state attorney general in the U.S., joined six lawsuits...

O'Rourke coming to Reno this week; Warren, Yang to Las Vegas

Apr. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to northern Nevada for the first time this week while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang plan return trips to Las Vegas. O'Rourke announced plans Monday for a town...

Some black lawmakers concerned about Clean Missouri

Apr. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republicans pushing to repeal a constitutional amendment that revamped Missouri's redistricting process are finding unusual allies in some black Democrats in the Legislature, who are concerned the new districts might disenfranchise black voters. A part of the amendment, called...

Republicans trump Evers' charging station plan

Apr. 22, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans worked Monday to trump Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to spend $10 million on electric vehicle charging stations in the state budget, announcing their own bill to set up the stations. Republicans and Evers have been stealing each other's ideas for months in a...

Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

Apr. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in...

APNewsBreak: Numbers of Maine lawmakers who went on to lobby

Apr. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — At least 14 Democrat and eight Republican lawmakers in Maine have gone on to register as paid lobbyists over the past three decades, a practice that is being targeted by a bill moving through the Legislature. The Maine House and Senate last week advanced a bill to ban future lawmakers...

Advocates not giving up on universal motorcycle helmet law

Apr. 21, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

Advocates hoping to finally reinstate Connecticut's full motorcycle helmet law enlisted a wider group of allies this year, following decades of being thwarted by well-organized opponents. But it's questionable whether it will be enough. With less than two months left in the 2019 legislative session, a universal...

School money, gambling decisions near for Indiana lawmakers

Apr. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just how much additional money will go toward Indiana schools is a top unanswered question as the General Assembly nears the end of this year's legislative session. Lawmakers could wrap up the session as early as Wednesday but negotiations on the new two-year state budget and other...