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Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one listened to Tom Vilsack.As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has for years been telling anyone who will pay attention — farmers, members of Congress, even Hillary Clinton — that Democrats need a better message for rural America.

Nov. 23, 2016 3:07 AM EST
Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one listened to Tom Vilsack.As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has for years been telling anyone who will pay attention — farmers, members of Congress, even Hillary Clinton — that Democrats need a better message for rural America.

Nov. 22, 2016 6:32 PM EST
Democrat meets with Trump and warns against Syria safe zone

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual political sit-down, a congressional Democrat on Monday warned President-elect Donald Trump about escalating the civil war in Syria by establishing a no-fly zone to protect civilians from the bombing.

Nov. 21, 2016 4:50 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
The Latest: VP-elect Mike Pence gets a message at 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's transition activities (all times EST):12:00Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest high-profile person to attend the Broadway hit show "Hamilton" — but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage.

Nov. 19, 2016 1:32 AM EST
Democratic leader calls FBI director's letter a 'foul deed'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local):___10:35 a.m.Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says a letter by FBI Director James Comey announcing a probe into additional emails related to the bureau's investigation of Hillary Clinton was a "foul deed" that cost Democrats the election.

Nov. 17, 2016 11:48 AM EST
Sanders calls on Trump to apologize for campaign rhetoric

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Donald Trump to apologize for his inflammatory rhetoric during the presidential campaign and asked him cut ties with campaign CEO Steve Bannon.

Nov. 17, 2016 11:13 AM EST
McConnell to lead Senate GOP, Schumer new Democratic leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to be majority leader next year while Democrats picked Chuck Schumer to lead them, setting the chief actors as the chamber prepares for an agenda that will be dominated by Donald Trump and the GOP.

Nov. 16, 2016 5:11 PM EST
The Latest: Trump-Pence backed Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest developments in Congress (all times EST):2:48 p.m.Vice President-elect Mike Pence made it clear to House Republicans that the incoming president wanted Paul Ryan as Speaker.

Nov. 15, 2016 2:57 PM EST
In complete reversal, Obama refuses to criticize Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office, breaking sharply from his Democratic allies who have quickly condemned Trump's first major decisions.

Nov. 14, 2016 6:36 PM EST
Obama, Clinton tell Democrats not to despair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders delivered pep talks to demoralized supporters on Monday, promising to reassess their strategy, message and organization in the wake of last week's devastating defeat.

Nov. 14, 2016 6:28 PM EST
Texas county elects black woman sheriff and votes for Trump

HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in a southeast Texas county elected a black, Democratic woman as sheriff while choosing Republican Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, an unusual result in a year of partisan acrimony.

Nov. 12, 2016 12:36 PM EST
Howard Dean announces run for head of Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard Dean has announced a bid to head up the Democratic Party, a post he held during the Bush administration, in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's election.

Nov. 10, 2016 9:01 PM EST
Sanders doesn't rule out 2020 White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is leaving open the possibility of another presidential bid as shell-shocked liberals focus on helping the Democratic Party rebuild after Donald Trump's victory.

Nov. 10, 2016 3:29 PM EST
Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.

Nov. 9, 2016 3:43 AM EST

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