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Dem leaders stress more Trump probes, downplay impeachment

Apr. 22, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump but at the same time bottle up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him after the damning details of special counsel...

Republicans lining up for 2020 House fights in California

Apr. 22, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The political fight over Orange County isn't over. Republican candidates are starting to line up with plans to take back four U.S. House seats all or partly in the California county that Democrats seized last year on their way to retaking control of the chamber. Orange County, a neighbor...

2020 could disrupt New Mexico's all-male Senate lineage

Apr. 22, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman is knocking on the door of an enduring boys' club in New Mexico politics, as Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver signals her interest in the 2020 race for U.S. Senate. She registered a campaign committee last week with the Federal Election Commission and is expected to...

Oklahoma lawmakers mull details of Medicaid expansion bill

Apr. 22, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's uncertain whether a measure proposing the use of Medicaid expansion funds to boost Oklahoma's private insurance subsidy program will pass during this session, according to the bill's sponsor. Sen. Greg McCortney said lawmakers don't want to vote on his sponsored legislation until...

The Latest: House chair subpoenas former White House lawyer

Apr. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn for testimony following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Rep. Jerrold Nadler of...

House Judiciary chairman subpoenas former White House counsel Don McGahn in wake of Mueller findings

Apr. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary chairman subpoenas former White House counsel Don McGahn in wake of Mueller findings.

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

Apr. 22, 2019 5:04 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 town halls...

Illinois lawmakers propose bill to ensure fair water rates

Apr. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Legislation has been proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would require a review of water rates statewide to ensure they are affordable and fair. The measure is sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including some representing suburbs south and west of Chicago where...

Bill seek to help curb workplace harassment, sexual assault

Apr. 22, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Reps. Katharine Clark and Ayanna Pressley are teaming up to highlight a bill they say is aimed at helping curb workplace harassment and sexual assault. The two Massachusetts Democrats are planning a press conference on the bill Tuesday at Casa Myrna in Boston. The bill would take several...

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...