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Collins casts 7,000th straight vote as reelection race looms

Jun. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a streak she has carefully maintained during more than two decades in the Senate. The 66-year-old Collins is gearing up for a reelection race in 2020 that is expected...

Dems assail Trump on being open to foreign election help

Jun. 13, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's assertion that he would be open to accepting a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign ricocheted through Washington on Thursday, with Democrats condemning it as a call for further election interference and Republicans struggling to defend his comments. Trump...

Businesses showing discontent with Trump's trade policies

Jun. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party. Corporate America was blindsided last week when Trump threatened to impose crippling taxes on Mexican imports in...

US and Mexico: More talks, no deal yet to avert tariffs

Jun. 6, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a second day of tense negotiations, U.S. and Mexican officials failed Thursday to reach a deal to avert import tariffs that President Donald Trump is threatening to impose as he tries to strong-arm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central American migrants across America's southern...

Trump sees progress in Mexico talks but 'not nearly enough'

Jun. 5, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks late Wednesday, but President Donald Trump declared it was "not nearly enough" to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the flow of...

Trump-GOP split: Senators loudly oppose Mexico tariff threat

Jun. 4, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare confrontation, Republican senators declared deep opposition Tuesday to President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it's unclear they have the votes to stop him, and Trump said they'd be "foolish" to try. All sides, including...

US, Mexico officials to begin talks over tariffs, border

Jun. 3, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate north. A high-level delegation from the Mexican government held a news...

Man sentenced for threats to senators over Kavanaugh vote

Jun. 3, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a New York man to 18 months in prison on Monday for threatening to kill two U.S. senators who supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Prosecutors sought an even longer sentence for Ronald DeRisi, saying he went to great lengths to mask...

Analysis: Time to legislate? Restless senators hope so

Jun. 3, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the old timers in the Senate are getting fed up with the lack of action on legislation, but after weeks of focus on approving President Donald Trump's backlog of nominees, there's a chance the chamber will soon be stretching its legs again. Don't look for action on top-tier issues...

White House: Trump 'deadly serious' about Mexico tariffs

Jun. 2, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump is "deadly serious" about imposing tariffs on imports from Mexico, but acknowledged there are no concrete benchmarks being set to assess whether the U.S. ally is stemming the migrant flow enough to satisfy the...