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Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.

Jun. 21, 2017 5:05 PM EDT
Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.

Jun. 14, 2017 11:01 PM EDT
Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats may trot out any number of demands or maneuvers to influence the selection of the next director of the FBI, here's a reality check: Republican President Donald Trump fired James Comey, and he and his party will decide who's next.

May. 15, 2017 7:11 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
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

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