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    House Democrats want financial records tied to Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday to turn over records detailing any financial ties between President Donald Trump, his family and associates and Russian interests. The push for documents by ranking member Rep. Maxine Waters of California and other Democrats renews an earlier attempt […]
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    The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Arizona Rep. Trent Franks’ resignation (all times EST): 3:45 p.m. A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate. The eight-term Arizona lawmaker abruptly […]
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    Dems prepare to curtail superdelegates ahead of 2020

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are considering a plan that would limit — but not abandon — the influence of “superdelegates” in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders’ supporters that the system was rigged. The changes, outlined in a draft proposal obtained by The Associated Press, probably wouldn’t […]
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    Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week spending measure in private at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend. The funding reprieve […]
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    Write-in votes could play key role in Alabama Senate race

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sculptor Lee Busby and University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban could play a key role in determining whether Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones becomes Alabama’s next U.S. senator. A race that was initially expected to be a GOP walkover feels surprisingly close following allegations against Moore of sexual […]
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    The Latest: Dayton pressured on Franken appointment

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s plans to resign following allegations of sexual harassment (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Two Democrats tell The Associated Press that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is coming under pressure from party leaders to appoint more than a placeholder to fill Sen. […]
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    Trump says fines for Wells Fargo will not be dropped

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump weighed in on an investigation into scandal-plagued Wells Fargo, tweeting Friday that fines and penalties against the bank would not be dropped, and may actually be “substantially increased.” Trump’s statement comes a day after Reuters reported that Mick Mulvaney, the president’s budget director and now acting director of the […]
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    State Dept says Trump travel ban fully implemented

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens of six mainly Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela is now fully operational. The announcement follows the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week to allow enforcement of the ban as it is challenged in lower courts. The department said it began […]
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    Trump says US ‘cannot afford’ Roy Moore loss in Alabama

    PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that America “cannot afford” to have a Democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead. Trump gave a boost to the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore […]
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    Conyers’ House seat to remain vacant for nearly a year

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers’ congressional seat will not be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year. Gov. Rick Snyder decided the post will be listed twice on the August primary and November general election ballots. While unlikely, it is possible […]
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    US foresaw a costly victory in war with NKorea _ in 1994

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nuclear standoff with North Korea two decades ago — long before the reclusive government had atomic weapons that could threaten America — U.S. officials planned for war. Declassified documents published Friday show the United States believed its military and South Korea’s would “undoubtedly win” a conflict on the divided Korean […]
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    Al Franken joins long list of lawmakers ousted by scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota announced on Thursday that he will resign in the face of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. He joins a long list of lawmakers ousted by scandal. ___ — Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. Is retiring next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. — […]
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    Sen. Collins may change vote if GOP reneges on her changes

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she may change her vote on the GOP tax overhaul if her amendments are not included in the final measure. She tells WABI-TV she won’t make a final decision until she sees what comes out of a conference committee. Collins joined the majority in […]
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    Alabama Democratic Senate candidate tries to keep it local

    Some high-profile Democrats are flying into Alabama this weekend to encourage people to send Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate. His campaign wants it known that he didn’t ask for the help as he tries to upset controversial Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election. Jones and national Democrats have tried to keep Washington’s fingerprints […]
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    Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother. The eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Ryan […]
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