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On Florida trip, Trump to address Jewish group, GOP dinner

Dec. 7, 2019 4:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trip to Florida on Saturday will feature separate addresses to a meeting of Jewish Americans and members of Florida's Republican Party. The trip comes hours after Trump celebrated Iran's decision to free a Chinese-American scholar from Princeton University who had...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

Evo Morales' party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

Dec. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results. Morales' Movement Toward...

Maryland Democrats pick Lewis to be chairwoman

Dec. 7, 2019 12:39 PM EST

Maryland Democrats have picked a new party leader. The Baltimore Sun reports that members of the Maryland Democratic State Central Committee voted overwhelmingly Saturday to elect Yvette Lewis to serve as party chairwoman through 2022. Lewis previously served in the same role from 2011 to 2015. She replaces Maya...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

Dec. 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is once again taking his time to set a special election to fill a Congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who pleaded guilty to insider trading. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now waited over two months to fill that seat. Former...

Democratic governor, GOP lawmakers keep clashing over taxes

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican legislators are headed toward another confrontation over tax cuts because the GOP isn't giving up on reducing income taxes and Kelly has other priorities. Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature plan to push next year for tax...

Young Democrats gather in Birmingham for committee meeting

Dec. 7, 2019 11:21 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Young Democrats from across the country are gathering in Alabama this weekend. The Young Democrats of America organization is holding a national committee meeting in Birmingham over the weekend. Josh Coleman, president of the Alabama Young Democrats, said it is the first time...

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

Dec. 7, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeachment of President Donald Trump and past-ripe issues...

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

Dec. 7, 2019 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power. Federal...

'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia

Dec. 7, 2019 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin," she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure...