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Postelection dominoes create 5 open House seats

ATLANTA (AP) — The postelection dominoes of President Donald Trump's administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the House, and that means five special elections in the coming months.

Mar. 13, 2017 5:44 PM EDT
Democrats elect Perez national chairman

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

Feb. 25, 2017 6:53 PM EST
Harrison drops out of DNC race, backs Perez

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison is exiting the race for Democratic National Committee chairman and throwing his support to Tom Perez, solidifying the former Labor Secretary's place as the front-runner in a still-volatile contest.

Feb. 23, 2017 2:21 PM EST
DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

Feb. 22, 2017 11:49 PM EST
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
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
GOP electors cite rural voice in Electoral College

ATLANTA (AP) — As members of the Electoral College prepare to choose Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, some Republican electors say they are defending rural and small-town America against big-state liberalism and its support for national popular vote leader Hillary Clinton.

Dec. 18, 2016 12:06 PM EST
Trump still facing concerns about white supremacists

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump's disavowal this past week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name.

Nov. 28, 2016 3:30 AM EST
Trump disavowal of white supremacists doesn't quiet concerns

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump's disavowal this week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name.

Nov. 26, 2016 9:29 PM EST
Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

ATLANTA (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.

Nov. 22, 2016 7:22 PM EST
Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history — deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner.

Nov. 19, 2016 11:42 AM EST
In White House math, certain places offer clues on outcome

ATLANTA (AP) — Did Donald Trump succeed in at last winning over college-educated whites uneasy with the billionaire reality TV star? Did he drive a wave of working-class white voters? Did Hillary Clinton rebuild Barack Obama's winning coalition — young voters, urban liberals and minorities — while picking off moderate Republicans?Those questions are central to who will win Tuesday's presidential election, and a handful of locales could provide some early answers on election night.

Nov. 7, 2016 3:33 AM EST
Race tightening, Clinton leans on retooled Obama coalition

ATLANTA (AP) — With Hillary Clinton's lead narrowing recently, the Democrat's path to the Oval Office appears to rest where it did at the outset — a retooled version of the alliance that twice elected President Barack Obama.

Nov. 5, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
Obama worries black vote is not solid enough for Clinton

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama twice generated a historic wave of African-American support on his way to the White House, but worries now the black vote "is not as solid as it needs to be" for Hillary Clinton.

Nov. 2, 2016 7:14 PM EDT
Trump, Clinton reveal strategy and style _ with schedules

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — What do you see when you zoom in on a single day of the campaign?On Tuesday of this past week, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were in the battleground state of Florida, where the Republican nominee held two rallies, touching as many as 20,000 people.

Oct. 31, 2016 3:37 AM EDT
Pence continues to massage Trump's controversial remarks

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It's become a familiar routine for Mike Pence.Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says something headline-grabbing, dubious or outright false, and his mild-mannered running mate sets out to refashion the boss's argument.

Oct. 22, 2016 3:21 AM EDT
Pence again finds himself as Donald Trump's clean-up man

RENO, Nevada (AP) — It's become a familiar routine for Mike Pence.Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says something headline-grabbing, dubious or outright false, and his mild-mannered running mate sets out to refashion the boss's argument.

Oct. 21, 2016 4:28 PM EDT
Allies struggle with Trump stance on election results

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump's allies are struggling to defend his refusal at the final presidential debate to say he will honor the results of the November election should he lose, with condemnation arriving from both Republicans and Democrats alike.

Oct. 20, 2016 3:36 AM EDT
Trump slammed for not promising to honor election results

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump's allies struggled late Wednesday to defend his refusal at the final presidential debate to say he will honor the results of the November election should he lose, with condemnation arriving from both Republicans and Democrats alike.

Oct. 20, 2016 12:57 AM EDT
For Donald Trump, low-turnout strategy unlikely to work

ATLANTA (AP) — In the final weeks of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump is countering allegations of his own sexual misconduct by recounting accusations against former President Bill Clinton.

Oct. 14, 2016 3:26 PM EDT
Young voters not swayed by Bill Clinton's history

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ignoring his own sexually aggressive predilections, Donald Trump wants voters to see Bill Clinton as a scandal-plagued cad whose history with women should disqualify Hillary Clinton from the presidency.

Oct. 12, 2016 4:04 AM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-Matthew story

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about voter registration, The Associated Press reported erroneously that North Carolina has same-day registration on Election Day.

Oct. 11, 2016 4:31 PM EDT
After riff, Bill Clinton reaffirms health-care law support

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Bill Clinton tried to avoid muddling his message again as he campaigned for his wife in battleground Ohio a day after he described President Barack Obama's health care law and the resulting insurance markets as "the craziest thing in the world.

Oct. 4, 2016 7:36 PM EDT
In Charlotte, police shooting affects presidential politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The killing of a black man by a Charlotte police officer, and the sometimes violent protests that followed, have intensified the political divide in a state crucial to deciding whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency.

Sep. 30, 2016 7:29 AM EDT
In Florida, Trump faces a Clinton campaign behemoth

MIAMI (AP) — For Donald Trump, the fight for Florida begins and ends with mass appeal: signature rallies and direct social media contact with voters who believe he can "make America great again.

Sep. 14, 2016 6:14 AM EDT
In Florida, Trump faces a Clinton campaign behemoth

MIAMI (AP) — For Donald Trump, the fight for Florida begins and ends with mass appeal: signature rallies and direct social media contact with voters who believe he can "make America great again.

Sep. 13, 2016 1:13 PM EDT

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