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Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants’ conditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas “in front of the American flag” and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future arrivals. Firing back, a quartet of Republicans from border states […]

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican Party

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from it.” In an opinion article published in the Washington […]

Democrats demand action on Republican who threatened police

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Just one day after Republicans ended a walkout that shut down the Legislature for over a week, the Senate was once again delayed Sunday — this time by Democrats demanding that a Republican senator who threatened state police be barred from the floor. Voting in the Senate was pushed back more […]

Republican Jeff Flake, a Trump nemesis, heading to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, who famously tangled with President Donald Trump, is heading to Harvard University. The Arizona Republican is among six new resident fellows who will join Harvard’s Institute of Politics this fall. Flake was one of Trump’s most vocal GOP adversaries in the Senate before leaving the chamber […]

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