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Texas GOP speaker drops re-election bid after secret tapeTexas GOP House Speaker Dennis Bonnen says he will not run for re-election
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'President Donald Trump is comparing the House impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine to 'a lynching'
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Ambassador William Taylor, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police as he arrives to testify before House committees as part of the Democrats' impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Officials say asking for probe of rival wrongThe Latest: 3 federal officials say they believe it's inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign government to investigate a political rival
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Sen. Oley Larsen, R-Minot, speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has condemned the Republican state senator from North Dakota who posted a long-debunked photo on his Facebook page that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. Larsen has since removed the photo, which has been debunked by several sources since it appeared on social media over the summer. Omar calls the post "pure propaganda designed to stir up hate and violence."(AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Tom Stromme File)
Rep. Ilhan Omar condemns GOP state lawmaker's Facebook postRep. Ilhan Omar has condemned a Republican state senator from North Dakota who posted a long-debunked photo on his Facebook page that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
On the fifth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after visiting Chicago Public Schools students at a contingency site, James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Warren joins striking Chicago teachers as negotiations stallDemocratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for people across the country to support striking Chicago teachers after joining educators picketing outside an elementary school
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Defense Secretary Mark Esper talks to reporters at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, where he saw a Patriot missile battery that the US sent to Saudi to help protect the kingdom against the Iranian threat.  (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in IraqIraqi military: US troops leaving Syria for neighboring Iraq don't have permission to stay in the country
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks with reporters after a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Schumer: Democrats will try to overturn tax deduction capSenate Democrats are attempting to overturn a cap on state and local tax deductions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Graham agrees impeachment like a 'lynching'Sen. Lindsey Graham says he agrees with President Donald Trump that the Democrats' impeachment drive is like a "lynching."
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Hillary Clinton lectures on foreign policy at Rackham Auditorium, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Mich.(Jacob Hamilton/Ann Arbor News via AP)
Democrats' 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton pops up in presidential politics again, and some Democrats are wary even as they praise her role as a senior party leader
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes toward diversity and recent focus on sexual misconduct;
AP-NORC/SAP poll: Some workers changing actions amid #MeTooAP-NORC/SAP poll: Roughly a third of American workers say they've changed how they act at work in the past year amid the #MeToo movement
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Ambassador William Taylor, Jr. arrives for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ex-US Ambassador Taylor arrives on Capitol Hill to testifyThe top US diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, who was drawn into a Trump administration effort to leverage US military aid for Ukraine, arrives on Capitol Hill to testify to Congress
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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