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AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

Jun. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated...

Justice backs Mnuchin's refusal to turn over Trump's taxes

Jun. 14, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump's tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump's tax returns in May, but the Treasury...

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks agrees to Judiciary interview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their investigations. The...

House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

Jun. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted...

The Latest: ACLU seeks delay in decision on census question

Jun. 12, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Supreme Court to hold off issuing a decision about whether to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. In a filing Wednesday...

Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment

Jun. 11, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Donald Trump. The House voted 229-191 to approve a resolution that will allow...

Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs

Jun. 11, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to address the state's year-old request for $38 million to cover the cost of policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and U.S. Rep....

The Latest: Nadler says panel will move quickly on McGahn

Jun. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee chairman says his panel will move "as quickly as possible" to seek court enforcement of a subpoena against former White House Counsel Don McGahn. New York...

Feds: Nearly 1,700 arrested in child porn, abuse crackdown

Jun. 11, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says nearly 1,700 people have been arrested following a two-month crackdown aimed at targeting suspected child predators. Tuesday's announcement caps the nationwide investigation conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies around the U.S....

Feisty Virginia primaries closely watched for national trend

Jun. 11, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump was headed for...