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Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face re-election.

May. 9, 2017 3:31 AM EDT
Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation's federal courts.

May. 8, 2017 9:37 PM EDT
Montana congressional race draws cash from outside state

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Democrats have increased their investment in this month's Montana special congressional election, but whether it will make a difference remains to be seen as Republicans have poured in surprisingly large amounts of money to protect a seat their party has held for two decades.

May. 5, 2017 4:37 PM EDT
Senate asks Trump associates for details on Russian contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee investigating Moscow's interference in last year's election has asked several of President Donald Trump's associates to turn over information about possible contacts with Russian officials or businessmen.

May. 5, 2017 3:02 PM EDT
California lawmakers vote for earlier primary elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may hold its presidential primary elections three months earlier after lawmakers passed bills Thursday to increase the influence of the nation's most populous and diverse state.

May. 4, 2017 6:41 PM EDT
FBI, NSA directors in closed session with House intel panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The directors of the FBI and National Security Agency have met for more than two hours behind closed doors with members of a House committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election.

May. 4, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
Ronayne to lead Associated Press coverage from Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press' politics and government reporter in New Hampshire who helped lead coverage of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary, has been promoted to supervisory correspondent in Sacramento.

May. 4, 2017 3:26 PM EDT