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Bayh, Young keep up biting attacks during Senate debate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats this campaign season have gleefully attacked as their Republican opponents awkwardly try to distance themselves from Donald Trump, the party's provocative presidential nominee.

Oct. 18, 2016 11:06 PM EDT
'Stop whining,' Obama tells Trump, chiding for fraud talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Stop whining," President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month's election and chiding the Republican for sowing suspicion about the integrity of America's presidential vote.

Oct. 18, 2016 5:29 PM EDT
Confident Clinton expanding her campaign into 'red' states

WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) — Hillary Clinton is advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, confidently expanding her offensive against Donald Trump and aiming to help her party win back control of Congress.

Oct. 17, 2016 10:36 PM EDT
Pennsylvania's US Senate candidates spar over Trump, police

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty went after each other in their first debate, with him sharpening an attack accusing her of enriching herself with taxpayer money and her pressing him over his refusal to say whether he'll vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2016 5:33 PM EDT
McCain suggests GOP would oppose Clinton Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain pledged Monday that Republicans will unite against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton puts forward if she becomes president, forecasting obstruction that could tie Capitol Hill in knots.

Oct. 17, 2016 3:38 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president.

Oct. 17, 2016 12:21 PM EDT
GOP strategists: Clinton has grip on electoral votes needed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With roughly three weeks to Election Day, Republican strategists nationwide publicly concede Hillary Clinton has a firm grip on the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House — and may be on her way to an even more decisive victory over Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2016 3:55 AM EDT
How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of revelations and allegations about Donald Trump's behavior toward women, a third party twist lends an unprecedented level of uncertainty to one conservative stronghold.

Oct. 17, 2016 3:52 AM EDT
GOP strategists: Clinton is in good shape with 3 weeks left

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With roughly three weeks to Election Day, Republican strategists nationwide publicly concede Hillary Clinton has a firm grip on the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House — and may be on her way to an even more decisive victory over Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2016 12:16 AM EDT
Pence says GOP ticket will 'absolutely' accept vote outcome

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence said Sunday he and Donald Trump will abide by "the will of the American people" on Election Day, and suggested that Trump's claim of a 'rigged" election stems from his belief the media is ganging up on him.

Oct. 16, 2016 2:47 PM EDT
How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of revelations and allegations about Donald Trump's behavior toward women, a third party twist lends an unprecedented level of uncertainty to one conservative stronghold.

Oct. 16, 2016 1:24 PM EDT
Trump campaign denounces Ohio GOP chair, deepens party rift

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — With Election Day weeks away, Donald Trump's campaign has denounced the chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, deepening a rift in a state critical to Trump's White House hopes.

Oct. 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT
Trump out of Atlantic City but an issue in House race there

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The legacy of Donald Trump's casino empire disappeared from Atlantic City with last week's closing of the Trump Taj Mahal, but donations he made years ago are factoring into a New Jersey congressional race.

Oct. 15, 2016 12:19 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:MONEY IN POLITICSVoters are disgusted with the way political races are paid for — disproportionately by big-money donors, including those who stand to gain or lose from government decisions.

Oct. 15, 2016 12:18 PM EDT
GOP groups spend $10 million to protect 15 House seats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major political groups that work to elect House Republicans said Friday they're pumping a fresh $10 million into 15 congressional races — all of it to defend GOP-held seats.

Oct. 14, 2016 6:01 PM EDT
For Donald Trump, low-turnout strategy unlikely to work

ATLANTA (AP) — In the final weeks of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump is countering allegations of his own sexual misconduct by recounting accusations against former President Bill Clinton.

Oct. 14, 2016 3:26 PM EDT
GOP senator: Trump's comments forced me to pull endorsement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — GOP U.S. Senator Rob Portman on Friday called a video showing fellow Republican Donald Trump boasting about groping women "the final straw" in his decision to rescind his endorsement of the presidential candidate.

Oct. 14, 2016 2:32 PM EDT
Obama: Republicans deserve no credit for disavowing Trump

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that Republicans who are disavowing Donald Trump deserve no credit for their sudden change of heart after having "stood by silently" for so long.

Oct. 13, 2016 10:48 PM EDT
Michelle Obama attacks Trump over sexual assault comments

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's boast on a 2005 tape about his fame allowing him to "do anything to women" shook her to the core.

Oct. 13, 2016 8:00 PM EDT
Utah vote splinters as anti-Trump sentiment spreads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The unity of Republican voters in heavily conservative Utah has been splintered by Donald Trump's crude behavior and volatile campaign, creating an unprecedented sense of uncertainty in a must-win state for the GOP candidate.

Oct. 13, 2016 7:29 PM EDT
Early voting offers positive signs in key states for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advance voting shows positive signs for Hillary Clinton in two states that could help her lock up the presidency, North Carolina and Florida, as the election enters a critical, final stretch.

Oct. 13, 2016 5:13 PM EDT
New allegations of sexual assault emerge against Trump

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Several women levied allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump on Wednesday in a series of interviews, adding to the already damaging revelations about the Republican presidential nominee's aggressive sexual comments about women.

Oct. 13, 2016 1:54 AM EDT

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