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A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's Trump versus Trumpland.President Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Sep. 21, 2017 9:53 PM EDT
Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.

Sep. 21, 2017 1:33 AM EDT
GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business.The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media.

Sep. 19, 2017 11:49 AM EDT
California lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted early Saturday to set the state's presidential primary in March, a move that would force candidates to mount expensive campaigns earlier in the state that awards the most delegates.

Sep. 16, 2017 7:04 AM EDT
Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

DETROIT (AP) — Perhaps no state has embraced the political outsider as much as Michigan, where a venture capitalist won the last two governor's elections and a real estate baron carried the presidential vote.

Sep. 15, 2017 5:52 PM EDT
Correction: Voting Commission-State Responses story

In a list transmitted Sept. 12 of states' responses to a request for voter information from President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Connecticut was among the states complying with the request.

Sep. 14, 2017 4:56 PM EDT
Election panel vice-chair: Group may not recommend changes

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud on Tuesday dismissed criticism that the panel is bent on voter suppression, saying there is a "high possibility" it will make no recommendations when it finishes its work — and even if it does, it can't force states to adopt them.

Sep. 12, 2017 8:51 PM EDT