Political issues

September 17, 2019 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island told the Justice Department's...
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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, center, who has called on world leaders to step up their efforts against global warming, listens to remarks by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Climate Change Task Force, at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 17, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress hailed Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a "superpower" for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the 16-year-old Thunberg and other young activists bring "moral clarity" to the fight...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, right, and his lawyer Peter Chavkin, left, arrive to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. Lewandowski, is expected to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in what the panel is labeling its first official impeachment hearing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 17, 2019 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 2:07 p.m. President Donald Trump is watching former campaign aide Corey Lewandowski testify before the House's first impeachment hearings. Lewandowski wasn't answering questions...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump listens as then-Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt speaks during an event on the environment in the East Room of the White House in Washington. In less than three years, Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 17, 2019 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight. The Cabinet choices are another sign Trump's populist pledge to "drain the swamp" is a catchy campaign slogan but not a serious...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao gestures during a forum with foreign correspondents at the bank's headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The regional lender announced Nakao’s plan to resign on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Japanese officials have usually headed the ADB, and Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tokyo would nominate a “high-caliber candidate” as Nakao’s successor. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
September 17, 2019 - 4:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, right, and his lawyer Peter Chavkin, left, arrive to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. Lewandowski, is expected to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in what the panel is labeling its first official impeachment hearing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 17, 2019 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's outspoken former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to...
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In this Aug. 12, 2017, photo, Rob Porter, left, White House Staff Secretary, speaks to President Donald Trump after Trump made remarks regarding the ongoing situation in Charlottesville, Va., at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, N.J. The White House has instructed Porter and another former aide to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, saying Porter and Rick Dearborn are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 16, 2019 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing. In a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 16, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate...
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September 16, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins says newly disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are not adding anything new to what's already been reported. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, a Democrat who hopes to unseat...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, speaks to delegates during the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
September 16, 2019 - 6:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has released a sweeping anti-government corruption proposal, providing a detailed policy roadmap for a fight she says is at the core of her presidential campaign. The Democratic senator from Massachusetts is announcing the plan Monday in Manhattan's Washington...
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