Sen. Paul: Trump vindicated by findings of Mueller probe

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul says President Donald Trump was vindicated by the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but Kentucky's lone Democratic congressman says the summary of Mueller's probe "leaves many questions unanswered."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Mueller's conclusions confirmed Trump's account that ...

Jose Serrano announces he has Parkinson’s, won’t seek re-election in 2020

Rep. Jose Serrano on Monday announced he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and won't seek re-election in 2020.

"After my diagnosis, I initially planned to continue my work representing the people of the South Bronx far into the future — a responsibility that brings me great joy," said Mr. ...

Editorials from around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:


The Akron Beacon Journal/, March 24

New Zealand moved decisively in the wake of the horrifying attack against two mosques in Christchurch this month. Within a week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national ban on all ...

Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery

NEW YORK (AP) - A prominent Hong Kong businessman has been sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of paying bribes to the presidents of two African countries in a United Nations-linked case.

U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska sentenced Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, once Hong ...

Donald Trump: Release of Mueller report up to AG, wouldn’t bother him

President Trump on Monday said special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation wound up the way it should have, and it wouldn't bother him if the report were made public.

"Up to the attorney general," he told reporters at the White House. "Wouldn't bother me at all."

Mr. Trump is taking a ...

Tom Udall won’t seek re-election in 2020

Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico Democrat, on Monday announced that he won't seek re-election to a third term in the U.S. Senate next year.

He said he's confident he could have run a strong campaign in 2020.

"But the worst thing anyone in public office can do is believe the ...

Lindsey Graham: McCain’s staff to blame for Steele dossier abuses

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the late Sen. John McCain's staffers "took a piece of garbage and tried to go after Trump," but he said McCain himself wasn't involved in the shady business.

Mr. Graham said McCain handled things properly, taking the dossier to the FBI in late 2016. ...

NY Gov. Cuomo: Not enough for Democrats to be anti-Trump

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says ongoing investigations in New York state show President Donald Trump's legal jeopardy isn't over yet.

Speaking on public radio Monday morning, the Democrat said federal and state probes into Trump, his associates and business dealings will proceed despite the conclusion of special ...

Bulk of Mueller cases against Trump associates based on false statements

After Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s exhaustive probe concluded -- complete with 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants and 500 interviews -- Trump allies stressed that not only did the investigation find no evidence of collusion with Russia, but most of the resulting criminal cases against campaign figures were largely based on false statements made either during the investigation or to Congress. 

The Latest: Graham says Trump felt a ‘sense of relief’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local):

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A close ally says President Donald Trump felt a sense of relief after learning special counsel Robert Mueller's report had cleared him of conspiring with the Russian government.

South Carolina Republican Sen. ...

MIke Pence celebrates Mueller report as ‘total vindication’

Vice President Mike Pence celebrated the Mueller report on Monday as he kicked off a speech about America's commitment to its alliance with Israel.

"This was a total vindication," he said while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference in D.C. "There was no collusion between the Trump ...

Dems won’t take no collusion for an answer, seek Mueller evidence and more

Democrats showed no signs of letting up even after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found no evidence of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia during the 2016 election, with their congressional leaders calling for not only the release of the full report but also the underlying documents -- and testimony from Attorney General Bill Barr.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls Mueller report ‘waste of taxpayer time and dollars’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia was "something that should never have happened."

"This is a two-year waste of taxpayer time and dollars. They spent over $25 million on this just to find ...

Pence slams Ilhan Omar, Democrats at AIPAC

Vice President Mike Pence slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar and Democrats who are distancing themselves from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Addressing AIPAC's policy conference Monday, the vice president criticized how Democrats have addressed allegations of anti-Semitism leveled at their own members.

"Anti-Semitism has no place in the Congress of ...

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli PM, to meet Donald Trump, jet home

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet President Trump on Monday but will jet home immediately following the White House summit to deal with the fallout from a rocket that struck north of Tel Aviv.

Mr. Netanyahu, a Trump ally, had been scheduled to dine with the president ...