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Pompeo nomination picks up support of key Democratic senator

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:39:11 GMT2018-04-19T22:39:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald Trump's choice for top diplomat ahead of North Korea talks....



Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:34:05 GMT2018-04-19T21:34:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee....



Dem lawmakers want to know legal basis for Syria strikes

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:47:54 GMT2018-04-19T19:47:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to provide records spelling out the legal basis for missile strikes in Syria last week and in April 2017....



Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:03:12 GMT2018-04-19T19:03:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps said Thursday they have seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly in the military....



Calif. Republican and allies want renewed immigration fight

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:41:25 GMT2018-04-18T22:41:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A quiz: If a bipartisan majority of House members wants votes on a subject that gets sky-high public support, why do they seem likely to fail? And why are they pushing it regardless?...