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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
Gorsuch's ascension to high court vindicates McConnell plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch's ascension to the Supreme Court was vindication for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, whose risky bet more than a year ago paid off big time for President Donald Trump and the Kentucky senator himself.

Apr. 8, 2017 1:01 PM EDT
Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump's nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts for the Senate and the court.

Apr. 7, 2017 1:52 PM EDT
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
Trump wrongly blames fraud for loss of popular vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted in a private meeting with congressional leaders Monday night that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally hadn't voted.

Jan. 23, 2017 10:16 PM EST
GOP could repeal, before replacing, Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law before coming up with a replacement, GOP leaders said Tuesday.

Nov. 29, 2016 5:12 PM EST
GOP's control of Washington carries risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.As they prepare to take control of the White House and both chambers of Congress next year, Republicans are celebrating the opportunity to enact a new agenda for the country, including lowering taxes, securing the border and repealing President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 21, 2016 3:37 AM EST
Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obama's major legislative achievements.

Nov. 19, 2016 7:00 PM EST
Political risks come with control of Washington for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.As they prepare to take control of the White House and both chambers of Congress next year, Republicans are celebrating the opportunity to enact a new agenda for the country, including lowering taxes, securing the border and repealing President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 19, 2016 11:23 AM EST
Congress reconvenes, grappling with new world order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress reconvened amid a new world order Monday, opening a lame-duck session shadowed by Donald Trump's election, with perilous new opportunities and risks confronting the GOP.

Nov. 14, 2016 4:17 PM EST
Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence's role

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team Friday as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations.

Nov. 11, 2016 7:58 PM EST
Congressional GOP pledges swift action on Trump's agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elated congressional Republicans pledged swift action Wednesday on President-elect Donald Trump's agenda as they heralded an extraordinary new era of unified GOP control in Washington.

Nov. 9, 2016 5:20 PM EST
GOP Sen. Perdue says Senate must act on high court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia said Monday it would be a "dereliction of duty" for the Senate to fail to act on Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court nominees if she becomes president.

Nov. 7, 2016 12:48 PM EST
Mike Pence won't say whether Ryan should be House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence declined to say whether Paul Ryan should be re-elected as speaker of the House, withholding support from a close friend and ally in the heated final days of the presidential campaign.

Nov. 3, 2016 5:48 PM EDT
Contest for Senate control comes down to the wire

WASHINGTON (AP) — The race for control of the Senate is tearing toward its finale on a last-minute burst of cash from both sides, with a half-dozen top races essentially tied.

Oct. 31, 2016 3:31 AM EDT
Senate control may be at stake in GOP-friendly Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:37 AM EDT
Unshackled, Trump unleashes aggressive attacks on own party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "shackles" gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency "the way I want to.

Oct. 12, 2016 12:07 AM 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
Congress, after partisan convulsions, does the bare minimum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.

Sep. 29, 2016 11:40 AM EDT
Democrats fear their Senate takeover chances dimming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are sounding increasingly concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton's lead narrows in key battleground races.

Sep. 14, 2016 12:40 PM EDT
House conservatives serve notice to Ryan _ and Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since returning from their summer recess, House conservatives have wasted no time showing just how tough they can make life for Speaker Paul Ryan — and for Democrat Hillary Clinton, if she becomes president.

Sep. 9, 2016 12:01 PM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 5, 2016 2:05 AM EDT

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