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Georgia special election shapes up as referendum on Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and agenda of Price's new boss, President Donald Trump, while offering a preview of 2018's midterm elections.

Feb. 14, 2017 6:03 PM EST
Republican state lawmakers push for restrictions on voting

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As President Donald Trump hurls unfounded allegations of colossal fraud in last fall's election, lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Republican-led states are pushing to make it harder to register or to vote.

Feb. 9, 2017 10:37 AM EST
Citizens United lawyer targets Texas campaign finance laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A case involving political "dark money" and the founder of an organization tied to President Donald Trump's accusations of voter fraud could lead to a crush of anonymous cash infiltrating elections in the country's second-largest state, a Democratic lawyer warned the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Feb. 7, 2017 5:55 PM EST
As Trump fears fraud, GOP votes to kill election commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted on Tuesday to eliminate an independent election commission charged with helping states improve their voting systems as President Donald Trump erroneously claims widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote.

Feb. 7, 2017 4:35 PM EST
Trump's church politics idea has wide reach, beyond GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump's pledge to scrap limits on church political activity could have sweeping effects that extend beyond his conservative supporters to more liberal congregations, including the black evangelical church that has long been a key component of the Democratic Party's electoral machinery.

Feb. 7, 2017 3:49 AM EST

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Georgia special election shapes up as referendum on Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and agenda of Price's new boss, President Donald Trump, while offering a preview of 2018's midterm elections.

Feb. 14, 2017 6:03 PM EST
Democratic pressure to oppose Trump roils Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are under intense pressure from the liberal base to oppose President Donald Trump at every turn, a dynamic that will color nearly every debate on Capitol Hill this year and complicate prospects for action on all issues.

Feb. 8, 2017 3:48 AM EST
For Trump foes, Democratic gains may remain elusive in 2018

Passionate protests against Donald Trump's presidency have swelled the ranks of Democratic activists, but their new enthusiasm faces a hard reality: Republicans remain well-positioned to retain their grip on power in the 2018 elections.

Feb. 5, 2017 11:08 AM EST
Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president's nominees — including, possibly, his pick for the Supreme Court.

Jan. 31, 2017 10:29 AM EST
In Iowa, Trump voters cheer changes, dismiss petty fights

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — In struggling Wapello County, a swath of southeast Iowa Donald Trump was the first Republican to carry in 44 years, his earliest and most devout supporters cheer the new president's quick action on health care, trade, energy and immigration, including accelerated construction of the long-promised Mexican border wall.

Jan. 28, 2017 1:23 AM EST
Sanders backers look to sway Democratic politics from inside

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe Bernie Sanders can change politics from the inside. The Vermont senator's loyalists helped engineer a show of political muscle in Democratic Party elections in California last week, months after Sanders promised that the populist political movement he inspired would endure beyond his failed 2016 presidential campaign.

Jan. 13, 2017 4:44 PM EST