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In this April 12, 2018, photo, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nominee to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. He’s still expected to have enough votes in the full Senate to replace Rex Tillerson, who was fired by Trump. But his confirmation may come down to a handful of senators.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 19, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald Trump's choice for top diplomat ahead of North Korea talks. Just a handful of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has endorsed Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. Trump tweeted April 19, 2018, that the sitting congresswoman is a “wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. Trump tweeted Thursday that the sitting congresswoman is a "wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her." Trump added that she's great on his...
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April 19, 2018 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to provide records spelling out the legal basis for missile strikes in Syria last week and in April 2017. The United States, France and Britain have said their airstrikes last week were a response to a suspected...
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In this April 10, 2018, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., left rear, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right rear, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led Congress last year revoked more than a dozen Obama-era federal regulations. Now, it’s poised to undo guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure minority car buyers aren’t charged higher interest rates. “Republicans are chopping away at the tangled mess of regulations the last administration left behind,” said McConnell. “Our whole economy is getting a tune-up. And now it’s time for the front end of the auto industry to come along for the ride.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 18, 2018 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress is poised to undo Obama-era guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure minority car buyers aren't charged higher interest rates. Republicans said that rescinding the guidance is necessary because it amounted to a backdoor...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to an extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, he believes there's enough evidence to bring a criminal charge and pursue impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens for allegedly using a charity donor list for political purposes. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 10:07 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top Republican legislative leaders abandoned fellow GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of both a charity he founded and a woman with whom he had an affair...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 17, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is...
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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., left, sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 16, 2018 in Washington. Jackson is President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 17, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday, taking a stance on a politically charged issue that his predecessor says led to his firing. The confirmation hearing of Ronny Jackson,...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., testifies at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Denham has gathered nearly 50 GOP co-sponsors on an effort to hold votes on four immigration bills. Democratic aides say virtually every Democrat will sign on as co-sponsors, but there would be no requirement for the vote to occur. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 16, 2018 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually all Democrats are poised to join a group of Republicans calling for House votes this election year on immigration, an effort that seems unlikely to succeed but would cast a campaign-season spotlight on an issue Democrats think will help their Election Day prospects. Rep...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, a group of sanctuary state supporters gather outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Ana, Calif., as they prepare to discuss joining a DOJ lawsuit against the state of California. More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — More local governments in California are saying they don't want to be part of the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, especially in pockets where Republicans still dominate in the otherwise Democratic state. Since the Jeff Sessions...
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In this Dec. 2, 2017, photo, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, speaks at a fundraiser at Cipriani in New York. The Republican National Committee is committing $250 million to aid party candidates in the November elections, hoping the big spending can help diminish the prospect of a Democratic wave and preserve the GOP majority in Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 16, 2018 - 1:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term. Facing the prospect of a blue wave this fall, the White House's...
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