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  • The Latest: Pence says Lugar underscored peace, freedom

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says Sen. Richard Lugar made the world a more peaceful place with freedom on the rise. Pence told the several hundred people at Lugar’s funeral Wednesday in Indianapolis that he’ll be remembered as a […]
  • Mnuchin says courts need to settle fight over Trump’s taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that it’s up to the courts to referee his dispute with House Democrats demanding access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Mnuchin told a Senate panel that the fight between the administration and the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Rep. Richard Neal, “will go to […]
  • Alabama law moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama’s new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarizing issues in American politics to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign. The state’s legislation — the toughest of several anti-abortion measures that have passed recently, with the only exception being a serious risk to the […]
  • Harris wants ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. The Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California detailed her proposal on Wednesday to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can analyze whether the ban should be […]
  • Female veterans want new caucus and clout in US politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation’s growing ranks of female service members, and they’re looking for clout, too, in American politics. The caucus, bipartisan and including men, would be a first. There are more than a dozen military and veteran-related caucuses […]
  • Bernie Sanders zeros in on Joe Biden as his favorite foil

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden’s past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a “middle ground” approach to addressing climate change. His campaign sends fundraising appeals with a simple, foreboding subject line: “Joe Biden .” In his nearly three weeks as a […]
  • Correction: United States-Iran-Mideast story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a May 14 story about US-Iran tensions, The Associated Press misquoted a British general who disputed the U.S. assessment of security threats from Iran. The story quoted Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika as saying he has not detected increased threats from “any” of the militia groups in Iraq and Syria. In fact, […]
  • North Carolina candidates on the attack in election redo

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The candidates running for a North Carolina congressional seat left empty after allegations of ballot fraud launched their campaigns on Wednesday deflecting questions about controversial policies and refusing to rule out a bid for higher office in the near future. The 9th Congressional District race pits state Sen. Dan Bishop, the […]
  • Ex-US Sen. Lugar lauded for advocacy of global peace

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Sen. Richard Lugar’s soft-spoken presence belied an influence on the global stage that was celebrated Wednesday for helping secure peace in many parts of the world. Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Justice John Roberts joined numerous other national leaders among several hundred mourners at Lugar’s funeral in his hometown of […]
  • GOP senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt by presidential senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner to win support for a White House immigration plan produced uncertain results Tuesday as Republican senators raised questions. After Kushner and others described the proposal at a Capitol Hill lunch with GOP lawmakers, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters that White House […]
  • New Hampshire’s governor to seek 3rd term, not Senate seat

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Chris Sununu will seek a third term as New Hampshire’s governor in 2020, ending speculation that the Republican would make a bid for U.S. Senate. Sununu announced his decision Tuesday night, saying in a statement that he wanted to preserve strong leadership in the state’s executive office. He cited New Hampshire’s […]
  • The Latest: Bishop wins GOP primary in NC special election

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican primary election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party’s nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot fraud scandal marred last year’s race. Voters on Tuesday […]
  • Trump’s defense of tariffs based on dubious claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s been contradicted by one of his top advisers, dinged in regular fact checks and called out by top economists. Still, President Donald Trump has held firm to dubious declarations about trade policy, raising questions among experts and even his allies about whether he either can’t — or won’t — grasp the […]
  • GOP scrambles to ease blow from Trump’s trade war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s allies on Capitol Hill are scrambling to soften the blow from his trade war with China amid mounting anxiety from farm-state lawmakers that the protracted battle and escalating tariffs could irreparably damage their local economies. Vice President Mike Pence met privately Tuesday with Senate Republicans for a second week […]
  • Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

    Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years. The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from a Pell Grant surplus to jumpstart other projects, primarily a NASA initiative […]
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