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  • Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed. Trump called it a “crazy” decision that his lawyers would appeal. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta comes amid a widespread effort by […]
  • All by himself: Amash alone among GOP on impeachment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He was known in the Michigan statehouse as “Mr. No” for voting against some Republican legislation. But now in Congress, on the question of whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, Rep. Justin Amash is the lone Republican saying “Yes.” In tweeted remarks over the weekend, Amash wrote that he’s read special […]
  • Biden on Tennessee swing vows to ‘restore’ soul of country

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday in Tennessee that eight years of a Donald Trump presidency would “fundamentally” change the character of the country, repeating his call to fellow Democrats for unity to oppose the Republican incumbent in 2020. The message spelled out on a Nashville campaign fundraising stop evoked […]
  • The Latest: Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress’ subpoena

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ response to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena. The White House on Monday cited a legal opinion from the Justice Department, which argues that McGahn would have immunity […]
  • Ex-White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president’s wishes and skip […]
  • Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation’s leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber’s top Republican, who said he was making enactment of the bill “one of […]
  • US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year’s Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers’ rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and email to supporters and Democratic activists. Liss-Riordan, 49, said she […]
  • 2020 hopeful Bennet proposes $1 trillion climate change fund

    DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said Monday he wants to commit $1 trillion for underwriting research and projects to address climate change, set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-zero U.S. emissions by midcentury. His campaign’s climate plan also would require utilities to offer consumers […]
  • Feds: DeVos used personal emails for work in ‘limited’ cases

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency’s Office of Inspector General, which was investigating at the request of House Democrats, said it searched the department’s email system and found a “limited” […]
  • NY bill to let US House see Trump’s state returns narrowed

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York are seeking to sharply narrow a proposal that would grant congressional committees access to state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump to address concerns that it could jeopardize the privacy of anyone who pays taxes in the state. Amendments filed over the weekend would revise the […]
  • $15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape

    From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox campaign by the Service Employees International Union called the Fight […]
  • High court won’t take Nazi art dispute case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ruling for a California museum in a dispute over ownership of two German Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis in World War II. The high court on Monday declined to get involved in the case, leaving in place lower court rulings. A federal appeals […]
  • Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a judge must decide whether a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who alleged they were injured by its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax can go forward. All nine justices agreed that the case should go back to a lower court for further proceedings. The case is at […]
  • Trump says he didn’t need to borrow from banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is insisting he didn’t borrow from many banks because he “didn’t need the money,” not because they wouldn’t do business with him. Trump’s tweets Monday appear to be in response to New York Times reporting that Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialists recommended that multiple transactions associated with Trump and […]
  • Michigan’s Amash, GOP Trump critic, faces primary challenge

    GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge. Second-term state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW’-ur) announced Monday he’s running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets , […]
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