Legislature

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., departs the chamber after appealing for lawmakers to vote against more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 20, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to President Donald Trump's alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Trump has promised to veto the measures. The White House said stopping...
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June 20, 2019 - 2:00 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of protesters have tried to storm the parliament building in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi and are calling for the government's resignation. The unrest was sparked by the appearance Thursday of Russian legislator Sergei Gavrilov in the building as part of an...
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This June 14, 2019, photo shows people cooling off in Wasilla Lake in Wasilla, Alaska. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called lawmakers into special session in Wasilla beginning July 8, but some lawmakers have expressed concerns over security and logistics with the location more than 500 miles from the state capital of Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
June 20, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the Legislature's next special session to be held in Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for lawmakers struggling to finish their work after a drawn-out five months at the state capital. Others called it...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters before joining congressional leaders at a closed-door security briefing on the rising tensions with Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 20, 2019 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says the GOP-controlled chamber won't go along with a bipartisan plan by House leaders to have lawmakers receive their first cost-of-living pay increase in a decade. McConnell said in a statement Thursday that "we're not doing a COLA...
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June 20, 2019 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat who flipped a Republican district are joining a slowly growing group calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a congressional veteran, said in a Twitter video that Trump "certainly...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 20, 2019 - 3:04 am
The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he won't be apologizing for saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" decades ago when he served alongside segregationists. He says if anyone should...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 20, 2019 - 2:34 am
Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly...
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A group of migrants arriving from Guatemala disembark from a raft in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The number of migrants taking rafts at the busy Ciudad Hidalgo crossing point appears to have decreased significantly in recent days amid fears of a pending deployment of the National Guard along the southern border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 20, 2019 - 2:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and given medication, then sent back to a cell to recuperate on a concrete bench. But Carlos didn't get better. The Guatemalan migrant died May 20 from...
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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks arrives for closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 20, 2019 - 2:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in their...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Kimberly Loring stands in her grandmother's home in Browning, Mont., holding a photo of her sister, Ashley Heavyrunner Loring, who went missing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A key congressional committee is holding a hearing on a slate of legislation aimed at addressing the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. The bills before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs would require law enforcement to submit annual reports to Congress to give lawmakers a better handle on the number of cases. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 19, 2019 - 8:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on a slate of...
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