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Bill would eliminate most elections in odd-numbered years

Jan. 22, 2020 7:50 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A House panel is considering a measure that would eliminate elections in Washington state in odd-numbered years, with supporters arguing it would increase voter participation and opponents saying it would unfairly limit voters' ability to file ballot measures. House Bill 2529 would...

Rep. Cleaver's opponent apologizes for Cosby-related tweet

Jan. 15, 2020 3:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri in this year's primary has apologized for incorrectly accusing the incumbent of having a picture of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby under his desk. Maite Salazar, of Kansas City, last week retweeted a post that showed a...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, meets with reporters as the House prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Crossing: What to watch as impeachment heads to Senate

Jan. 15, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don't move to the Senate by themselves. They are escorted by specific political stars along a tightly choreographed path from the House through the Capitol rotunda to the Senate for trial. There waits more history, pageantry and...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, State Rep. John Szoka of Fayetteville, looks over a redistricting map during a committee meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C. The reins of political power will be at stake in the 2020 U.S. elections — not just for the presidency, but for thousands of low-profile elections for state House and Senate seats. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File )

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

Jan. 11, 2020 9:24 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year's elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, former CIA operative Valerie Plame is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. New Mexico congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame is wading into the discussion about President Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general. Plame on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, questioned Trump's justification for ordering the attack and said the lives of thousands of American troops are at risk. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Ex-CIA officer questions reason for killing Iranian general

Jan. 8, 2020 7:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general is reminiscent of the use of U.S. intelligence in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, New Mexico congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame said Wednesday. In comments to The...

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)

France calls on Britain to be flexible in post-Brexit talks

Jan. 7, 2020 9:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Britain will need to show flexibility in negotiations that will follow the country's departure from the European Union on Jan. 31. Macron said post-Brexit talks will focus on maintaining deep links on security and foreign policy and defending...

In this screen grab image issued by the Prime Minister's Press Office, showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his New Year's message to be broadcast Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019.  Johnson has said Britain can look forward to a decade of

UK economy being helped by 'greater Brexit clarity'

Jan. 6, 2020 5:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British economy appears to set to pick up in the early months of 2020 as more clarity over Brexit emerged in the wake of the convincing election win by Boris Johnson's Conservatives, a closely watched survey showed Monday. In their monthly gauge of business conditions, financial...

This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020. The Trump administration says people will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP)

Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

Jan. 3, 2020 4:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent court ruling that declared part of the statute unconstitutional and cast a cloud over the rest. A...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Harley Rouda, Democratic congressional candidate in the 48th district, addresses his supporters at his election night party in Newport Beach, Calif.   Voters will decide whether to reward or punish incumbents for their choices. And while Republicans and Democrats acknowledge that other issues like the economy and health care costs could overwhelm impeachment by next November, both sides, but especially the GOP , are already using the bitter impeachment fight as weapons. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

House vote locks in impeachment as issue in '20 Hill races

Dec. 21, 2019 9:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after nearly every House Democrat voted to impeach President Donald Trump, the chief of the House Republican campaign committee said the political fallout was clear. “Last night their obsession with impeachment finally came to a head, and they basically ended their...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., smiles as she holds the gavel as the House votes on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pelosi: Power of gavel means Trump is 'impeached forever'

Dec. 20, 2019 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi promised as speaker she would "show the power of the gavel.” This year, she laid it out for all to see. The past week alone, the Democratic leader delivered a $1.4 trillion government funding package to stop a shutdown, pushed through the bipartisan U.S.-Mexico-Canada...