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Pelosi Unveils Ambitious Plan to Lower Drug Prices

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting her stamp on the health care issue that worries consumers the most, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance. Pelosi, D-Calif., would empower Medicare to negotiate prices for the […]

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting her stamp on the health care issue that worries consumers the most, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance. Pelosi, D-Calif., would empower Medicare...

Democrats to Argue GOP Rushing Top Labor Nominee

By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven’t had enough time to scour his record of legal work for corporate interests. Although Trump tweeted in mid-July that Eugene Scalia was his pick , the […]

By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven't had enough time to scour his record of legal work for corporate interests. Although Trump tweeted in mid-July that Eugene Scalia...

Trump Names O’Brien National Security Adviser

By DEB RIECHMANN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s naming hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien, who Trump had monitor the criminal case in Sweden against American rapper A$AP Rocky, as his new national security adviser. Trump tweeted the announcement from California, where he was opening the third and […]

By DEB RIECHMANN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's naming hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien, who Trump had monitor the criminal case in Sweden against American rapper A$AP Rocky, as his new national security adviser. Trump tweeted the announcement from California, where he...

Elizabeth Warren Nabs 2020 Backing of Iowa’s State Treasurer

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced the endorsement of one of Iowa’s last two uncommitted Democratic elected officials, state Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald. “She’s the one I think can address the biggest problems we have, and that is the hollowing out of the middle class,” Fitzgerald […]

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced the endorsement of one of Iowa's last two uncommitted Democratic elected officials, state Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald. "She's the one I think can address the biggest problems we have, and that is the hollowing out...

Back to Basics: Congress Tries to Keep Government Lights On

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that it doesn’t look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble into another government shutdown. But as Democrats controlling the House unveil a stopgap, government-wide spending bill to keep the lights on and pay the troops, there’s scant evidence that power sharing in […]

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that it doesn't look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble into another government shutdown. But as Democrats controlling the House unveil a stopgap, government-wide spending bill to keep the lights on and pay the troops, there's scant...

House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Impeachment Hearing

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s outspoken, loyal former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to discuss the report by former special counsel Robert […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's outspoken, loyal former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to discuss the...

DNC Passes on Youngstown, Picks Westerville for Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president will hold their next debate in Westerville, bypassing Youngstown, which reportedly had been under consideration. The Democratic National Committee this afternoon announced that the fourth debate would be held Oct. 15 at Otterbein University, with a potential second night Oct. 16 should enough candidates […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president will hold their next debate in Westerville, bypassing Youngstown, which reportedly had been under consideration. The Democratic National Committee this afternoon announced that the fourth debate would be held Oct. 15 at Otterbein University, with a potential second night...

Appeals Court Revives Suit Over Trump Business Ties

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has restored a lawsuit by restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. The lawsuit tossed out in 2017 by a lower-court judge was restored Friday by the 2nd […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has restored a lawsuit by restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. The lawsuit tossed out in 2017 by a lower-court judge was...

Lawmakers Ask 4 Tech Companies for Documents in Probe

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents including internal communications. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee and its subcommittee on […]

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents including internal communications. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House Judiciary...

Key Takeaways From Third Democratic Debate

By BILL BARROW and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic debate night No. 3: Attacks and counter-attacks. Love for one former president, loathing for the current one. A 76-year-old front-runner essentially got called old, and he turned around and called another rival a “socialist.” But will it change the fundamentals of a nominating […]

By BILL BARROW and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic debate night No. 3: Attacks and counter-attacks. Love for one former president, loathing for the current one. A 76-year-old front-runner essentially got called old, and he turned around and called another rival a "socialist." But will it change...