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Trump hits McConnell for Senate crash of Obama health repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump scolded his own party's Senate leader on Wednesday for the crash of the Republican drive to repeal and rewrite the Obama health care law, using Twitter to demand of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, "Why not done?"Trump fired back at the Kentucky Republican for telling a home-state audience this week that the president had "not been in this line of work before, and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.

Aug. 9, 2017 4:01 PM EDT
Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot a congressman and four other people had apparently volunteered for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said before assailing violence as "unacceptable in our society.

Jun. 15, 2017 3:58 AM EDT
Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot a congressman and four other people Wednesday had apparently volunteered for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said Wednesday before assailing violence as "unacceptable in our society.

Jun. 14, 2017 7:21 PM EDT
Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA's belief that Russia meddled in last month's election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming commander in chief over Moscow and U.

Dec. 12, 2016 10:15 PM EST
McConnell to lead Senate GOP, Schumer new Democratic leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to be majority leader next year while Democrats picked Chuck Schumer to lead them, setting the chief actors as the chamber prepares for an agenda that will be dominated by Donald Trump and the GOP.

Nov. 16, 2016 5:11 PM EST
GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump's divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.

Nov. 9, 2016 12:23 AM EST
As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new fundraising email from House Speaker Paul Ryan's political operation, over former Speaker Newt Gingrich's signature, seeks money for Republican congressional candidates by calling the appeal "our very last chance to stop Pelosi and Hillary.

Oct. 25, 2016 9:02 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Politicians love trying to use the tax code to highlight their goals to voters.

Oct. 22, 2016 1:55 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, who's railed for months about a "rigged" political system, used the final presidential debate to defiantly say he won't decide until the election ends whether he will accept its results.

Oct. 21, 2016 3:27 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, who's railed for months about a "rigged" political system, used the final presidential debate to defiantly say he won't decide until the election ends whether he will accept its results.

Oct. 20, 2016 4:38 PM EDT
GOP groups spend $10 million to protect 15 House seats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major political groups that work to elect House Republicans said Friday they're pumping a fresh $10 million into 15 congressional races — all of it to defend GOP-held seats.

Oct. 14, 2016 6:01 PM EDT
Ryan may have to watch his back after distancing from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The escalating clash between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump is prompting warnings of retaliation against the speaker from rank-and-file House Republicans, suggesting a potential rebellion like the one that drove his predecessor into retirement and that could jeopardize his own hold on the post.

Oct. 12, 2016 6:09 PM EDT
Giving up on Trump? Ryan focusing on saving GOP majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, effectively abandoned Donald Trump Monday, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he will not campaign for or defend the floundering businessman in the election's closing weeks.

Oct. 10, 2016 9:27 PM EDT
Senator reverses embrace of Trump, showing his risks for GOP

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Kelly Ayotte's embrace of Donald Trump as a role model for children — and her abrupt reversal — underscored the risks the Republican presidential candidate poses for purple-state GOP senators who like her are battling for their political lives.

Oct. 4, 2016 4:30 PM EDT
Trump's down-ballot impact? Dems, GOP disagree

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Minnesota to the San Diego suburbs, Democrats are throwing millions of dollars into TV ads tethering House Republican candidates to Donald Trump.

Oct. 4, 2016 12:15 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Politicians love trying to use the tax code to highlight their goals to voters.

Oct. 3, 2016 12:36 PM EDT
Scarce targets curb Dem hopes for House gains, despite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a taste of ads to come, House Democrats have run national TV spots in which actors recount Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about immigrants, women and veterans and one asks, "How can Republican members of Congress support that?"The commercials, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, underscore the party's hopes for an Election Day bumper crop of new House seats, fueled by the GOP presidential candidate's disparaging verbal assaults and poor showing in most polls.

Sep. 6, 2016 8:27 AM EDT
Scarce targets curb Dem hopes for House gains, despite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a taste of ads to come, House Democrats have run national TV spots in which actors recount Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about immigrants, women and veterans and one asks, "How can Republican members of Congress support that?"The commercials, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, underscore the party's hopes for an Election Day bumper crop of new House seats, fueled by the GOP presidential candidate's disparaging verbal assaults and poor showing in most polls.

Sep. 5, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
Scarce targets curb Dem hopes for House gains, despite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a taste of ads to come, House Democrats have run national TV spots in which actors recount Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about immigrants, women and veterans and one asks, "How can Republican members of Congress support that?"The commercials, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, underscore the party's hopes for an Election Day bumper crop of new House seats, fueled by the GOP presidential candidate's disparaging verbal assaults and poor showing in most polls.

Sep. 5, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
Back us so we can block Clinton agenda, say some Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's just a trickle now, but some Republicans are urging people to back GOP congressional candidates because they'd constrain Hillary Clinton's agenda should she be elected president this November.

Sep. 3, 2016 3:17 AM EDT
Back us so we can block Clinton agenda, say some Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's just a trickle now, but some Republicans are urging people to back GOP congressional candidates because they'd constrain Hillary Clinton's agenda should she be elected president this November.

Sep. 2, 2016 4:19 PM EDT
Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said Friday.

Jul. 29, 2016 10:38 PM EDT
Outnumbered and outmuscled, Dump-Trumpers thumped by GOP

CLEVELAND (AP) — After weeks of planning and one ferocious outburst that upstaged nearly everything on the Republican National Convention's first day, conservatives' feisty but always improbable effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination succumbed to multiple causes of death.

Jul. 20, 2016 12:54 PM EDT
Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND (AP) — After a harsh primary, Republicans kicked off Donald Trump's general election campaign with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who emotionally assured GOP convention delegates and voters across the country that the brash candidate has the character and determination to unite a divided nation"If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he is the guy," Mrs.

Jul. 19, 2016 2:11 AM EDT

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