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Free traders no more? GOP warms up to Trump's use of tariffs

Jun. 7, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention...

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

May. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. The move came a...

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

May. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The relief measure...

Stacey Abrams says she's still considering presidential bid

May. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she's still considering running for president in 2020. Abrams answered "yes" when asked in an interview with Pod Save America airing Thursday afternoon if she was still contemplating joining the crowded Democratic presidential...

White House launches new uphill bid to overhaul immigration

May. 7, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving a deeply contentious issue that has stymied both Congress and the administration, the White House launched a new bid Tuesday to overhaul a legal immigration system that President Donald Trump has long railed against. Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the...

Trump's GOP allies press for action on disaster aid bill

May. 1, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump's GOP allies increasingly lose patience with a weekslong standoff over the widely backed bill. A new Senate GOP offer is aimed at breaking the logjam in...

With Georgia's Abrams out, former mayor announces Senate bid

May. 1, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson says she's officially running for the U.S. Senate in 2020, just one day after fellow Democrat Stacey Abrams announced she wouldn't run. Tomlinson announced her candidacy on Wednesday for the seat now held by incumbent Georgia...

Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

May. 1, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader...

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won't run for Senate in 2020

Apr. 30, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted her to national acclaim. Abrams, 45, came within...

Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

Apr. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in Perdue's campaign finance...