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Post-impeachment, House Democrats sharpen focus on Barr

By MARY CLARE JALONICK | February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats frustrated over the Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump are pushing their oversight efforts toward the Justice Department and what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal...

Trump says he might keep others from listening in on calls

By DEB RIECHMANN | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he might end the long-running practice of letting other administration officials listen in on presidential calls with foreign leaders. That's after Trump's impeachment was triggered by his...

Trump slams ex-adviser who defended key impeachment witness

By AAMER MADHANI | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after he came to the defense of a former national security aide who offered key testimony in the impeachment inquiry.The...

Trump bringing back trusted aide Hope Hicks to White House

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's most trusted and longest-serving aides, is returning to the White House as the president works to surround himself with loyalists as his reelection campaign moves into high gear.Hicks, a...

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

By MATTHEW DALY | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the...

AP Exclusive: Pro-Trump effort raises over $60M in January

By ZEKE MILLER | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pro-Donald Trump groups raised more than $60 million in January and have more than $200 million on hand for this year's general election, shattering fundraising records on the path toward a goal of raising $1 billion this cycle.The...

Ex-Ukraine ambassador: State Department leaders lack vision

By BEN FOX | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The career U.S. diplomat who was ousted from her post in Ukraine by President Donald Trump, then was criticized by him as she testified at his impeachment hearings, warned that the State Department is facing a crisis with senior leaders...

With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’


WASHINGTON (AP) — In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend...

After impeachment: Congress adrift, oversight uncertain

By LISA MASCARO | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Capitol, it’s as if the impeachment of President Donald Trump never happened.One week after the historic undertaking shuttered to a close, Congress is feverishly back at work emboldened but also arguably diminished by...

Italian Senate votes to lift right-wing leader’s immunity

By FRANCES D'EMILIO | February 12, 2020

ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate voted by a large margin Wednesday to allow the prosecution of right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini for making 131 rescued migrants to remain on a coast guard vessel for days when he was Italy's interior minister.Salvini's...

White House tries to assure Congress over withheld money

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key White House figure in delaying aid to Ukraine last year reassured lawmakers Wednesday that the Trump administration realizes it is required under the law to spend money approved by Congress.Acting budget director Russell Vought...

AP VoteCast: NH Democrats angry, seek alternative to Trump

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in the New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump's administration and eager to pick the candidate most likely to oust him from office.Roughly three-quarters of voters said they were not just dissatisfied...