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The Latest: Lawmakers want Americans' identities protected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign and contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials (all times local):2:50 p.

Mar. 15, 2017 3:00 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
Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election.

Mar. 2, 2017 10:17 PM EST
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
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
For Trump foes, Democratic gains may remain elusive in 2018

Passionate protests against Donald Trump's presidency have swelled the ranks of Democratic activists, but their new enthusiasm faces a hard reality: Republicans remain well-positioned to retain their grip on power in the 2018 elections.

Feb. 5, 2017 11:08 AM EST
Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president's nominees — including, possibly, his pick for the Supreme Court.

Jan. 31, 2017 10:29 AM EST
In Iowa, Trump voters cheer changes, dismiss petty fights

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — In struggling Wapello County, a swath of southeast Iowa Donald Trump was the first Republican to carry in 44 years, his earliest and most devout supporters cheer the new president's quick action on health care, trade, energy and immigration, including accelerated construction of the long-promised Mexican border wall.

Jan. 28, 2017 1:23 AM EST
Sanders backers look to sway Democratic politics from inside

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe Bernie Sanders can change politics from the inside.The Vermont senator's loyalists helped engineer a show of political muscle in Democratic Party elections in California last week, months after Sanders promised that the populist political movement he inspired would endure beyond his failed 2016 presidential campaign.

Jan. 13, 2017 4:44 PM EST
UVA to honor Muslim soldier, graduate who died in combat

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Muslim American soldier whose combat death in Iraq was described in a centerpiece speech at this year's Democratic National Convention will be honored with a plaque at his alma mater, the University of Virginia.

Dec. 15, 2016 3:36 PM EST
The Electoral College class of 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sharp divisions left by last month's presidential election have cast more attention than usual on the Electoral College.

Dec. 15, 2016 3:56 AM EST
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
Ohio GOP official's US Senate bid could mean bitter rematch

Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel will again challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2018, setting up what could be a rematch of what was one of the country's most bitter, expensive and closely watched Senate races four years ago.

Dec. 7, 2016 3:59 PM EST
The Latest: Republicans unveil temporary spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local):7:50 p.m.Republicans controlling Congress are proposing $10 billion in supplemental war funding and $4 billion more for disaster relief for Louisiana and other states as they unveil must-pass legislation to keep the government running into next spring.

Dec. 6, 2016 7:56 PM EST
Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 5, 2016 3:24 AM EST
Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 4, 2016 10:03 AM EST
Trump picks Price as HHS secretary; Democrats blast choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

Nov. 29, 2016 8:12 AM EST
Memoir of slain soldier's father Khizr Khan to be published

NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a memoir by Khizr Khan, the immigrant from Pakistan who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about his Army captain son's combat death in Iraq and criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Nov. 23, 2016 3:19 PM EST

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