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Senate control may be at stake in GOP-friendly Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:37 AM EDT
Unshackled, Trump unleashes aggressive attacks on own party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "shackles" gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency "the way I want to.

Oct. 12, 2016 12:07 AM EDT
Giving up on Trump? Ryan focusing on saving GOP majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, effectively abandoned Donald Trump Monday, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he will not campaign for or defend the floundering businessman in the election's closing weeks.

Oct. 10, 2016 9:27 PM EDT
Congress, after partisan convulsions, does the bare minimum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.

Sep. 29, 2016 11:40 AM EDT
Democrats fear their Senate takeover chances dimming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are sounding increasingly concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton's lead narrows in key battleground races.

Sep. 14, 2016 12:40 PM EDT
House conservatives serve notice to Ryan _ and Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since returning from their summer recess, House conservatives have wasted no time showing just how tough they can make life for Speaker Paul Ryan — and for Democrat Hillary Clinton, if she becomes president.

Sep. 9, 2016 12:01 PM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 5, 2016 2:05 AM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 5, 2016 2:05 AM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 3, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
Rubio, McCain turn toward general after primary wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Arizona turned toward the general election Wednesday with GOP control of the Senate at risk, each facing lesser-known Democratic House members who've sought to link them to Donald Trump.

Aug. 31, 2016 3:44 PM EDT
Senate hopeful won't say if OK with Trump having nuke codes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana declined Monday to say whether he's comfortable with Donald Trump serving as commander in chief and possessing the nation's nuclear launch codes.

Aug. 29, 2016 6:40 PM EDT
Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?With 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump's declining standing in the polls has GOP Senate candidates preparing for the worst, and they're maneuvering now to put as big a margin as they can between themselves and the top of the ticket.

Aug. 23, 2016 5:56 PM EDT
Campaign, party officials insist Trump getting back on track

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a tumultuous stretch of gaffes and falling poll numbers for Donald Trump, top GOP campaign and party officials insisted Sunday that their presidential nominee is getting back on track and will catch up with Democrat Hillary Clinton by around Labor Day.

Aug. 21, 2016 2:18 PM EDT
GOP Sen. Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pa. race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Endangered Sen. Pat Toomey is banking on Pennsylvania voters backing him in November even if they oppose fellow Republican Donald Trump, a ticket-splitting strategy that may help determine whether the GOP can hang on to its Senate majority this election year.

Aug. 6, 2016 2:42 AM EDT
GOP Sen. Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pa. race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Endangered Sen. Pat Toomey is banking on Pennsylvania voters backing him in November even if they oppose fellow Republican Donald Trump, a ticket-splitting strategy that may help determine whether the GOP can hang on to its Senate majority this election year.

Aug. 5, 2016 4:04 PM EDT
Senate Republicans on the spot over Trump comments on Khan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The uproar over Donald Trump's criticism of a bereaved Army family put vulnerable Republican senators in a tight spot, underscoring anew the political challenges created for the GOP by its newly minted presidential nominee.

Aug. 2, 2016 12:49 PM EDT
Schumer prepares to be Senate leader, or Trump antagonist

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Hillary Clinton claims the Democratic Party's nomination for president, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act, as Clinton's top Senate partner — or chief antagonist to Donald Trump if he wins in November.

Jul. 27, 2016 4:21 PM EDT
Cruz defiant as GOP slams him on Trump non-endorsement

CLEVELAND (AP) — A defiant Sen. Ted Cruz declared Thursday he's no "servile puppy dog" as he faced a torrent of GOP criticism over his refusal to endorse Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention stage.

Jul. 21, 2016 3:08 PM EDT
Hating on Hillary: Republicans go all negative on Democrat

CLEVELAND (AP) — Liar. Garbage. Lock her up.Republicans at their national convention are putting Hillary Clinton on mock trial, declaring her guilty and issuing sentences that include death by firing squad, in a remarkable display of political rhetoric gone wild.

Jul. 21, 2016 3:43 AM EDT
Hating on Hillary: Republican convention down and dirty

CLEVELAND (AP) — Liar. Garbage. Lock her up.Republicans at their national convention are putting Hillary Clinton on mock trial, declaring her guilty and issuing sentences that include death by firing squad, in a remarkable display of political rhetoric gone wild.

Jul. 20, 2016 10:50 PM EDT
Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump's moment

CLEVELAND (AP) — This was to have been Melania Trump's moment, her first real introduction to American voters who'd seen her by her husband's side for months but had barely heard her speak.

Jul. 19, 2016 5:44 PM EDT
AG Lynch defends decision on Clinton email inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch deflected a barrage of Republican questions Tuesday about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of private email, saying it "would not be appropriate" to discuss the matter in her role as the nation's top law enforcement official.

Jul. 12, 2016 6:18 PM EDT
Brash Trump courts, jabs, anxious Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming the media for stumbles that continue to alarm GOP leaders and energize Democrats with voting less than three months away.

Jul. 7, 2016 5:35 PM EDT

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