Senators Aim To Force Vote On Russia Resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) —Two senators will try to force a vote Thursday on their resolution backing the U.S. intelligence community’s finding that Russia intervened in the 2016 election and commending the Justice Department for bringing charges against Russian officials. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake and Delaware Democrat Chris Coons introduced the bipartisan resolution amid fallout from President…

In Supreme Court Fight, Dems Target 2 GOP Senate Moderates

By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — By themselves, Democrats can’t stop the Republican-run Senate from confirming President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick. But they’re determined to make it agonizing for a pair of pivotal GOP senators to back the nominee. Just a weekend from Trump’s big reveal on Monday, Democrats’ early strategy…

Justice Kennedy’s Exit Triggers Epic Supreme Court Clash

By CATHERINE LUCEY and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elections. All sides quickly mobilized Wednesday after…

DOJ Gives Congress New Classified Documents On Russia Probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department has…

Justice Report Provides Ammo For Both Trump, Critics

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington’s latest Rorschach test. President Donald Trump and his critics are cherry-picking its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting a probe into the White House. The 500-page report offered a nuanced conclusion about…