Wisconsin Assembly speaker denies paralyzed lawmaker request

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly told a paralyzed Democratic state representative in a letter Thursday that he will not grant his request to call in to committee meetings by phone but will pursue other accommodations to appease the lawmaker. Speaker Robin Vos sent Rep. Jimmy Anderson the letter just […]

US House Speaker Pelosi to meet Ghana’s president

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Ghana as the head of a Congressional delegation to hold discussions with President Nana Akufo-Addo Monday and to address Ghana’s lawmakers on Wednesday. While in Ghana, Pelosi and other members of the U.S. Congress plan discussions on “regional security, sustainable and inclusive development and […]

Germany’s Merkel criticizes Trump comments on congresswomen

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments about Democratic lawmakers of color, saying they run counter to what she considers “the strength of America” and expressing solidarity with the women. Merkel was asked at her annual summer news conference whether there she still sees a basis of […]

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