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Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile on Tuesday as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing...

 

Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy. Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, give her one. Instead, he mocked her: "Yes or no, can you ask me...

 

Dems mock 'scaredy-cat' GOP, demand Mueller's full 300 pages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller's full report Thursday after learning the special counsel's findings from his Trump-Russia investigation run to more than 300 pages, while President Donald Trump boasted of...

 

Poll: Most see women equal to men in politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-time high of 84 percent of Americans believe women are just as suited emotionally for politics as men, according to a new survey that comes as the largest-ever field of women are running for president and with a record...

 

Trump again knocks McCain as Republicans urge end to attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are urging President Donald Trump to halt his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain. But Trump is continuing to complain about the Arizona senator's health care vote seven months after McCain died of brain cancer....

 

Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was...

 

Women in white: Democrats draw contrast at Trump's address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The women of the House wore white. The men wore dark suits. And the contrast laid bare the growing gender gap between Democrats and Republicans. Wearing the color of the suffragists, the Democratic women of the House put on a...

 

House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House. In a twist, the nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure of...

 

Pelosi lectures Trump, privately questions his 'manhood'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at him for characterizing her "strength." In private, she questioned his "manhood" — and her disdain for him became public, again, anyway....

 

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for...

 

Crowds honor Bush for long service, from war to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service...

 

Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush's casket

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. For the last six months, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush's. The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president's casket in the Capitol...

 

House newcomers get first taste of Washington's power games

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bright-eyed class of incoming members of Congress descended on Washington Tuesday for schooling on the nuts and bolts underpinning a job like none other. But even as they chose curtain colors and sorted party invitations, the...

 

Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt alone after a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent fertility treatments to conceive their two daughters, according to her upcoming memoir. In some of her most extensive public co... Full story

 

'Horseface': Does it matter that Trump ridicules women?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suffice it to say that "Horseface" and porn actress Stormy Daniels aren't what Republicans want to talk about three weeks from the midterm elections — or ever. A record number of women are running, most of them Democrats, in...

 

Warren's DNA test: 'Pocahontas' pushback, possible 2020 prep

WASHINGTON (AP) — That "Pocahontas" taunt must have rankled. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's release Monday of a DNA analysis that she does indeed have Native American ancestry is a pointed pushback to Donald Trump's derisive nickname for her. It also...

 

Rising trash talk in our politics: The latest uncivil debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a lot of talk in Washington these days about whether that quaint politeness known as "civility" is possible — or even desirable — among the nation's political combatants. Lots of people got riled up over Justice Brett...

 

GOP women in hot seat over Trump mocking Ford, vote looming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week's end. On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump...

 

Trump scoffs at 'nervous mess' Dimon, says he's not smart

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top elected leader and its most powerful banker are fighting over who is smarter. Really. President Donald Trump early Thursday scoffed at JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's claim that he could "beat" Trump and is just...

 

Bush boosting Republicans in places where Trump isn't strong

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is quietly helping boost Republican candidates in places where President Donald Trump has struggled. In so doing, the former two-term president is raising his profile, ever so slightly, in...

 

Leak hunting: The president and his insider critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to root out the leakers who contributed to the White House insider accounts that contend some on his team question his judgment, competence and even rationality. A book by presidential author Bob...

 

McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's daughter and two former presidents led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump's divisive politics at the late senator's memorial service Saturday in a call for a return to civility among the nation's leaders. The...

 

McCain salute: One of nation's 'bravest souls' in war, peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders saluted John McCain Friday as a model of service in war and peace and "one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced," in a memorial ceremony at the heart of the political battlefield where he fought...

 

Tearful Graham mourns McCain in Senate eulogy

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's close friend Lindsey Graham mixed laughter and tears on the Senate floor Tuesday as he remembered "Operation Maverick," which he described as lessons in choosing "what's right at your own expense." "He taught me...

 

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain's service and he will lie in state in both the nation's capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval...

 

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