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The Latest: White House steps up Iran outreach to Congress

Jun. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments as the U.S. and Iran edge toward a flashpoint amid escalation in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The White House is stepping up its outreach to Congress as tensions escalate in the Middle East. Lawmakers will receive a series of classified...

Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020

Jun. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump is offering himself as the outsider once again — but it's a much more awkward pitch to make from...

AP names Michael Tackett deputy Washington bureau chief

Jun. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Tuesday named Michael Tackett, an award-winning journalist, as deputy bureau chief in Washington, directing coverage of the White House, Congress and politics. The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's chief of bureau in Washington. "Mike cares deeply about...

Rainout postpones Harper's latest return to Washington

Jun. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper's latest chance to play in his old ballpark will have to wait a day. The Philadelphia Phillies' game at the Washington Nationals was postponed because of rain. The start of Monday's game was delayed for nearly three hours before a decision was made to call it entirely. The...

White House: Israelis not invited to Mideast peace workshop

Jun. 17, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says that Israeli representatives have not been invited to the Trump administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Bahrain next week. The official said Monday that the meeting is to focus on the administration's "economic vision" for the Palestinians and...

Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

Jun. 17, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. Daughter Elly Brinkley says he died of...

GOP mutters, gently, as Trump sidesteps Senate for top aides

Jun. 17, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans of the...

Adams rewards dad's travels, has 2 HR and 7 RBIs for Nats

Jun. 16, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Matt Adams' dad initiated a holiday tradition with his slugging son: No matter where Adams was playing, he would be in the stadium on Father's Day. Jamie Adams got a big payoff for his roughly three-hour drive from Pennsylvania this year. Matt Adams homered twice and...

Correction: Election 2020-Governors story

Jun. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

In a story June 14 about governors' struggles in presidential races, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock missed appearing on "Face the Nation." He appeared on the show from Denver. A corrected version of the story is below: Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020...

Buttigieg: 'Why not' start a first family in White House?

Jun. 16, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House. "I don't see why not," the South Bend, Indiana, mayor says in a Father's Day television interview that also marked his...