As Franken’s Support Collapses, Democrats Expect Resignation

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct that are roiling Capitol Hill. A majority of the Senate’s Democrats called on the two-term…

Congress Seems On Track To Avert Weekend Government Shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation — for now. Increasingly confident House leaders planned a Thursday vote…

President Trump Forges Ahead On Jerusalem-As-Capital Despite Warnings

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. Trump also told the leaders of the Palestinian Authority…

Kremlin Says Flynn Call Didn’t Hold Sway

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kremlin says a conversation between President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and the Russian ambassador to the United States did not influence Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to sanctions imposed by Trump’s predecessor. Former adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to Russian…

Senator Foresees Obstruction Of Justice Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel is starting to see “the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice” against President Donald Trump. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” California Democrat Dianne Feinstein said the evidence is coming partly from “the continual tweets” from the White House.…