Young feted as longest-serving Republican in House history

Politics 03/06/19, 20:22

U.S. Rep. Don Young was feted by colleagues for becoming the longest-serving Republican in House history. Young, who was re-elected in November, marked 46 years in the House on Wednesday. He surpasses the late former Speaker Joseph Cannon of Illinois to become the longest-serving Republican. According to House records, the late Rep. ...

Update: House Dems delay vote on anti-Semitism measure

Politics 03/06/19, 17:17

The Latest on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism (all times local): 5:15 p.m. House Democrats have postponed indefinitely a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism after a contentious meeting in which some new members confronted leaders over their push to rebuke Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In the party's weekly closed meeting Wednesday, Democrats ...

Dems respond to Omar by drafting anti-Semitism resolution

Politics 03/04/19, 15:02

Leading House Democrats will offer a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks on Israel, a senior Democratic aide said. The declaration, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comes after Omar’s new remarks suggesting American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have “allegiance to a foreign ...

Coast Guard officer accused of drafting hit list is indicted

U.S. 02/27/19, 16:52

A Coast Guard officer accused of being a white supremacist who compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats was indicted Wednesday on firearms and drug charges.A federal grand jury in Maryland indicted Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, on charges of illegal possession of firearm silencers; possession of firearms by a drug ...

Update: GOP congressman apologizes for Cohen tweet taunt

Politics 02/27/19, 01:07

The Latest on a tweet by Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz taunting President Donald Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, ahead of his congressional testimony (all times local): 1:05 a.m. A House Republican who taunted former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen ahead of a congressional hearing is apologizing and says he did not intend ...

Update: House Democrats blocks Trump’s emergency declaration

Politics 02/26/19, 18:37

The Latest on President Donald Trump and his national emergency declaration(all times local): 6:30 p.m. The House has voted to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration, a measure intended get him billions of extra dollars to build his border wall. Democrats pushed the measure through the chamber by 245-182, with 13 Republicans joining ...

Update: Schumer says Trump is trying to ‘bend the law’

Politics 02/26/19, 12:12

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his national emergency declaration(all times local): 11:25 a.m. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump is trying to “bend the law” with his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. Schumer is calling on lawmakers to “speak up with ...

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

Politics 02/22/19, 15:50

Democrats controlling the House are preparing to vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump's first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution on Friday, ...

Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

Politics 02/20/19, 16:01

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of powers. Though the effort ...

Nancy Pelosi deletes a tweet about Jussie Smollett ‘attack’

Politics 02/17/19, 21:58

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deleted her original tweet sympathetic for singer Jussie Smollett amid reports that he may have staged the alleged January 29 attack. Smollett claimed to law enforcement he went to a local Chicago Subway eatery at 2 a.m., and he was physically assaulted by two men in ski masks who ...

Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

Politics 02/16/19, 00:26

When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs. That seems to especially be the case now in an era in which liberal House Democrats are sharing power in Washington with a GOP-led Senate and President Donald Trump. It's a ...

Omar’s edgy Israel tweet no surprise to some back home

Politics 02/15/19, 15:55

As Ilhan Omar's political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator's home, they hoped to get a ...

Update: Pelosi, Schumer rip Trump emergency declaration

Politics 02/15/19, 11:29

The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Congress' two top Democrats say they'll use "every remedy available" to oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency to shift billions of federal dollars into building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) and ...

Trump calls Rep. Omar apology about Israel remark ‘lame’

Politics 02/12/19, 12:35

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so. But President Donald Trump on Tuesday called her apology "lame" and said she should resign from Congress or at least not be allowed to serve on ...

Twitter dustup, apology not firsts for Minnesota Rep. Omar

Politics 02/11/19, 17:44

Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has relished the attention attached to becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, eagerly engaging with supporters and critics on social media. But Omar's quick thumbs also have caused problems for herself and Democratic leadership. On Sunday, she suggested on Twitter that members ...

Update: Dem apologizes for tweets vs pro-Israel group

Politics 02/11/19, 15:16

The Latest on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweets on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has "unequivocally" apologized for tweets suggesting a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel. Earlier Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ...

Nancy Pelosi repeats her sarcastic handclap at Clive Davis gala

Politics 02/10/19, 08:54

The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a stunning tribute ...

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