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The Latest: GOP senators walk out over climate legislation

Jun. 20, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a walkout by Oregon Senate Republicans to protest legislation to address climate change (all times local): 10:58 a.m. Oregon Republicans have fled the Statehouse__and the state__to avoid taking a vote on a landmark climate plan. Republicans want the proposal__aimed at...

GOP senators in Oregon poised to walk out over cap and trade

Jun. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It looks like Republicans in the Oregon Senate will again walk out to thwart majority Democrats' goals, this time attempting to block a sweeping plan to address climate change. Three Republican state senators confirmed to Oregon Public Broadcasting Thursday morning that many of their...

Pelosi ally, freshmen Dem join calls for Trump impeachment

Jun. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three more Democrats have joined a slowly growing group calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, including a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat who flipped a Republican district. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a congressional veteran, said in a...

Israel's Arab parties reunite for upcoming elections

Jun. 20, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Four political parties representing Israel's Arab minority have announced they will unite for the upcoming parliamentary elections. After last spring's disappointing showing, the move looks to boost turnout and improve Arab representation in parliament. The four factions first united in...

Biden not apologizing for remarks on segregationist senators

Jun. 20, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly criticized Biden's...

Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview

Jun. 20, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in their first...

White House offers budget freeze if Dems don't agree to deal

Jun. 19, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration bargainers offered a one-year budget freeze and said Democratic spending demands remained too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting deep cuts in defense and domestic programs seemed no closer to resolution Wednesday. After White House Chief of...

Democrats demand answers on Trump's approach to Iran

Jun. 19, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers demanded clarity Wednesday about the Trump administration's position on the use of military force as they sought answers on how the White House plans to address rising tensions with Iran. The lawmakers specifically pointed to what they called tenuous links between...

Oregon governor says she'll use police if GOP walks out

Jun. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday she's willing to extend the legislative session and mobilize the state police if Senate Republicans follow through with a threat to block a vote on a sweeping climate plan. "I am prepared to use all resources and tools available to me as Governor to...

MSNBC deal with S. Carolina Dems rankles other media outlets

Jun. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend's party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters. The coverage arrangement for the event, a...