Government and politics

FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings says the White House is now in “open defiance” of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to resist a subpoena related to the committee’s investigation of White House security clearances. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the White House is in "open defiance" of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to ignore a subpoena related to the committee's investigation of White House security clearances . Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.,...
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April 23, 2019 - 2:30 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The longest serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature announced Tuesday that he's becoming a Democrat, saying he didn't want to remain in a party led by President Donald Trump. Rep. Andy McKean said he made his choice after returning to the Legislature after years away from...
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File - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, Malaki Seku Amen holds up an American flag with the names of people shot and killed by law enforcement officers, as he joins other in support of a bill that would restrict the use of deadly force by police in Sacramento, Calif. Round two is under way in California's fight over how best to limit fatal shootings by police through nation-leading reforms. State legislators on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, are debating a measure that proponents say would set a national precedent by creating statewide guidelines on when officers can use lethal force and requiring that every officer be trained in ways to avoid opening fire. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 23, 2019 - 2:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee linked a police-backed measure requiring more...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On the same day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank-and-file Democrats to proceed with relative caution after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her impeachment calls. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary. The same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank...
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FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 28, 2019. When Kim meets with Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in February 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Evan Vucci, File)
April 23, 2019 - 1:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much...
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European People's Party candidate Manfred Weber, left, and the leader of Greece's conservative New Democracy party Kyriakos Mitsotakis visit an ancient temple at Nemea about 117 kilometers (73 miles) west of Athens on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Weber is in Greece for the official launch of his campaign for the May 23-26 European Parliament elections. (AP Photo/Derek Gatopoulos)
April 23, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NEMEA, Greece (AP) — The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections says he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of...
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Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks during the TIME 100 Summit, in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 23, 2019 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did. Mere days after Americans read a redacted version of special counsel...
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers construction and maintenance conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 23, 2019 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday. The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 22, 2019, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 23, 2019 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Trump administration officials will not be attending this year's annual White House Correspondents' Associated Dinner, following the president's decision to boycott the event. President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that he would be skipping the...
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FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 28, 2019. When Kim meets with Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in February 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Evan Vucci, File)
April 23, 2019 - 12:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit on Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue. Preparations for the meeting in Vladivostok, a Russia city on the Pacific,...
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