Latest Political parties News

Giuliani: Trump camp did no wrong by taking Russian help

Apr. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

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

Whitmer nets GOP, business support for tuition-free programs

Apr. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is netting key support from the business community and some Republican lawmakers for her large-scale plans to provide debt-free tuition to high school graduates and older adults who want to learn new job skills. The development is a boost for one of the...

The Latest: Democrats increase pressure for Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the subpoena issued by House Democrats for the full special counsel report is unnecessary. Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec says Attorney...

Big issues in dispute as Legislature approaches homestretch

Apr. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for the homestretch of the 2019 session on Tuesday, with no agreements yet on any of the big issues involving taxes and spending, while the deadline looms just four weeks away. Nevertheless, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders from...

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

Apr. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings....

The Latest: Sen. Booker says impeachment talk is premature

Apr. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker's visit to rural Nevada (all times local): 3:20 p.m. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says it's too soon to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump. Fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren urged the Democratic-controlled House...

After 2 years of Russia probe drips, are you numb to it all?

Apr. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years there's been the drip-drip-drip of the Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet-tweet of President Donald Trump assailing it. Numb yet? The slowly rolling revelations may have worked in Trump's favor by diluting the impact of a damaging report by Robert Mueller laying out...

As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target

Apr. 19, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — To understand Pennsylvania's fast-changing political geography, look no further than Tom Killion. After Democrats recently flipped six state Senate seats in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Killion is one of the chamber's last Republicans standing in those areas —...

Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

Apr. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller's report...

Nevada Democrats fail to move forward on death penalty ban

Apr. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Opponents of capital punishment began the Nevada legislative session bolstered by the governor's general disapproval of the death penalty. But two bills that would have banned the punishment didn't receive hearings and failed last week due to a legislative deadline. Political...