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GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.

Aug. 19, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

Aug. 19, 2017 11:10 AM EDT
Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

Aug. 18, 2017 8:53 PM EDT
Racial politics haunt GOP in the Trump era

NEW YORK (AP) — The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.

Aug. 16, 2017 2:38 AM EDT
Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview of the 2018 midterm elections.

Jun. 19, 2017 10:01 PM EDT
In Georgia, a key US House race comes down to its final days

DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Nadine Becker wasn't politically involved until she saw Donald Trump elected president, but the suburban Atlanta gynecologist didn't know how to engage, given her traditionally Republican surroundings.

Jun. 18, 2017 4:12 PM EDT
National figures make closing arguments in Georgia race

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — Trying to stave off a major upset ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, two of President Donald Trump's Cabinet officers returned to Atlanta's traditionally conservative suburbs and urged Republican voters to maintain the GOP's monopoly control in Washington.

Jun. 17, 2017 6:28 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
In Georgia, a Democratic upset depends on a balancing act

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Watch Atlanta television long enough and you're bound to see a young congressional candidate pledging to cut "wasteful spending" and make "both parties in Washington" be "accountable to you.

Jun. 4, 2017 11:51 AM EDT
Democrats take first steps of 50-state strategy

ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats are taking the first, modest steps toward their promised 50-state strategy, lending help to state and local parties as they try to harness opposition to President Donald Trump and the Republican monopoly in Washington.

May. 16, 2017 2:28 PM EDT
Speaker Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly competitive House race to the California liberal who leads the rival party in the House.

May. 15, 2017 5:40 PM EDT
Correction: House Election-Georgia story

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — In a story April 19 about a runoff election in Georgia's 6th Correctional District, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a voter.

Apr. 20, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia congressional election is headed to a runoff that will ratchet up the already significant national attention — and campaign cash — on a race that poses an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Apr. 19, 2017 1:09 AM EDT
Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday attacked his political enemies seeking an upset in Georgia's special congressional election, blasting the leading Democratic candidate as a "super liberal" who "wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"Trump did not expound on his unfounded accusations about 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, but the president's Twitter broadside a day before the special primary underscores how big a Democratic victory would be nationwide and in Atlanta's historically conservative northern suburbs.

Apr. 17, 2017 9:03 PM EDT
In Georgia race, Republicans battle as Democrat chases upset

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia special congressional campaign has become an internal conservative squabble, with a national conservative group blasting a Republican establishment favorite as a big-spending "career politician," while other GOP hopefuls argue over who's most loyal to President Donald Trump.

Apr. 8, 2017 2:55 PM EDT
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

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