GOP dissidents on cusp of forcing immigration votes

Centrist Republicans are within striking distance of forcing immigration votes in the House, setting the stage for a dramatic election-year clash.More than 200 lawmakers - including 20 Republicans - have now signed...

Council approves funds aiding immigrants facing deportation

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland county council has passed a special appropriation that'll create a legal fund for immigrants who live in the county and could face deportation.

News outlets report the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the measure Tuesday that'll set aside more than $300,000 in the 2019 ...

Bernie Sanders spokesman fuels 2020 speculation in new book

The speculations of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders making another bid for President in 2020 were fueled on Monday after his former campaign manager said he “has more energy than people half his age” and could produce medical records showing he could serve a full term as president.

Democrats relieved after Texas candidate loses House runoff

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats they hope to flip this November in the deep red state.

The most-watched race of Tuesday's Texas primary runoffs ...

Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses

A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night while a Hispanic former sheriff became the first openly gay and Latina nominee for governor in Texas history.

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

ATLANTA (AP) - Stacey Abrams got immediate accolades and attention nationally as Georgia Democrats nominated her for the state's top job, but any focus on her chances becoming the nation's first black female governor first has to wait for her Republican opponent who won't be settled for another two months.

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Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) - First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. ...

US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track, even after President Donald Trump abruptly said "there's a very substantial chance" it won't happen as scheduled.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in reminded Trump Tuesday of the ...

Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season.

Ryan sought to quell infighting Tuesday, dashing back to Washington from ...

Texas governor’s school safety talks to tackle gun control

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety promised to wade into the thorny issue of gun control with the next round, even though the Republican has been a staunch supporter of gun rights and worked to expand them in the state in recent ...

‘Extreme risk’ gun bill to be debated in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) - Supporters of legislation that would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from people who are considered a risk to themselves or others say it will help make Massachusetts communities safer.

Critics say the proposal scheduled for House debate on Wednesday is little more than a "gun ...