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September 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
By The Associated Press The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law. In a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter and Uber asked Congress...
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September 11, 2019 - 9:49 am
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Eds: Adds Bishop march of victory in 5th paragraph, edits punctuation in McCready quote in penultimate paragraph. With AP Photos. AP Video. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting...
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August 31, 2019 - 8:19 pm
By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President...
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August 29, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight and Reform Committee is objecting to the Trump administration's decision to block committee staffers from conducting additional visits at 11 border detention facilities after visits last week revealed serious problems. The committee chairman, Democratic Rep...
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August 26, 2019 - 1:36 pm
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV's "The Real World" before he went into politics, announced Monday that he is resigning from his Wisconsin congressional seat to spend more time...
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August 22, 2019 - 1:33 pm
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he hopes to consider legislation to expand federal background checks and other gun violence measures when Congress resumes in the fall. The Republican leader told a Kentucky radio station that President Donald Trump called him Thursday,...
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August 08, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere out there, the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lurks. So wary House Democrats are amassing campaign war chests to scare off progressive upstarts from challenging them in primaries — or trounce them if they try. A look at 41 incumbent House...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:52 am
By MATTHEW DALY and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back...
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August 07, 2019 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is calling for rural voters to engage in the gun control debate as she campaigns in Iowa. She says, "I think we need rural voices in this gun debate as we head into the next few months." Klobuchar is running to be the Democratic presidential nominee...
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