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Senate Leader McConnell faces doubts after losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are reckoning with an insurgent's win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Sep. 28, 2017 3:41 AM EDT
California seeks more sway by moving up presidential primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday to move up California's 2020 presidential primary in a bid to give the nation's most populous state more sway in choosing the Republican and Democratic nominees.

Sep. 27, 2017 8:24 PM EDT
Moore's path to victory in Alabama: God, guns and defiance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore wouldn't stand a chance in many Senate races after defying federal court orders, describing Islam as a false religion, calling homosexuality evil and pulling out a revolver on stage before hundreds of supporters.

Sep. 27, 2017 2:56 PM EDT
In Alabama, a Trump miscalculation in Senate primary

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House yet leaves his presidency and his party in disarray.

Sep. 27, 2017 8:26 AM EDT
Republican Sen. Corker announces he won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee and a political force on financial issues, announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election.

Sep. 26, 2017 9:50 PM EDT