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Trump takes in $51 million, takes potential VP's o

CINCINNATI (AP) — Celebrating new success in fundraising, Donald Trump says he took in $51 million for his campaign and allied Republicans in recent weeks, a huge jump from his previously lackluster figures though still well shy of Hillary Clinton's money machine.

Jul. 7, 2016 12:11 AM EDT
GOP to examine FBI decision on Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Irate that Hillary Clinton will not face criminal charges over her emails, House Republicans are summoning FBI Director James Comey to Capitol Hill to answer their questions.

Jul. 6, 2016 5:03 PM EDT
House Democrats frustrated Sanders won't endorse Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders faced intense pressure from House Democrats on Wednesday to endorse Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, as rank-and-file lawmakers confronted him behind closed doors with shouts of "Timeline! Timeline!" and even scattered boos.

Jul. 6, 2016 12:37 PM EDT
Republicans attack FBI over decision on Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren't letting up on their criticism of Hillary Clinton following the FBI's recommendation that she shouldn't face criminal charges over her handling of classified emails.

Jul. 6, 2016 3:54 AM EDT
McConnell's challenge: Save GOP majority in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval caused by Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Jun. 30, 2016 3:52 AM EDT
McConnell's challenge: Save GOP majority in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval caused by Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Jun. 30, 2016 3:52 AM EDT
McConnell bids to shelter GOP senators from Trump upheaval

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval caused by Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Jun. 29, 2016 6:55 PM EDT
Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced Wednesday he will run for re-election to the Senate from Florida, reversing his retirement plans under pressure from GOP leaders determined to hang onto his seat and Senate control.

Jun. 22, 2016 2:26 PM EDT
Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the Senate did little to break the election-year stalemate in Congress over guns Thursday, with both sides unwilling to budge and Republicans standing firm against any new legislation opposed by the National Rifle Association.

Jun. 16, 2016 5:16 PM EDT
'Highly offensive': GOP lawmakers distance selves from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover Tuesday from Donald Trump's inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre, while President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered fiery denunciations that underscored the potential peril for the GOP.

Jun. 14, 2016 9:14 PM EDT
Warren on attack against Trump as she gets behind Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw her support behind Democrat Hillary Clinton for president Thursday, following President Barack Obama in sending a signal to progressive voters now backing Bernie Sanders that it's time to unite around the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Jun. 9, 2016 9:15 PM EDT
Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary Clinton.

Jun. 8, 2016 9:52 PM EDT
GOP unite in denouncing Trump comments on judge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans united Tuesday in an extraordinary denunciation of Donald Trump's attacks on a federal judge, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling them the "textbook definition of a racist comment.

Jun. 7, 2016 9:57 PM EDT
Sen. Reid calls for people to 'lay off' Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that people should "lay off" Bernie Sanders, sending a message to restive Democrats increasingly anxious to see the party unite behind Hillary Clinton.

May. 24, 2016 4:39 PM EDT
Trump, Ryan, pledge to work together, see end to rift in GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to mend their party after months of chaos, Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan declared themselves "totally committed" to working together after a fence-mending personal meeting on Thursday.

May. 12, 2016 10:54 PM EDT
Defiant Trump brushes off GOP critics on eve of Ryan meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump declared Wednesday he doesn't need support from House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders, brushing off his Capitol Hill critics even as he prepared to sit down with them.

May. 11, 2016 5:47 PM EDT
Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind him and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

May. 10, 2016 9:50 PM EDT
Anxiety over Trump cuts into House Republicans' support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxiety over Donald Trump spread among congressional Republicans Monday, pushing several to follow House Speaker Paul Ryan's lead and withhold their support from the divisive billionaire.

May. 9, 2016 6:43 PM EDT
Trump takes aim at Clinton, questions Warren's heritage

Donald Trump is once again raising former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities, a preview of how the billionaire businessman is likely to respond to general-election attacks from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies about his treatment of women.

May. 7, 2016 10:23 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP.

May. 5, 2016 10:03 PM EDT
Democrats eye Senate takeover after establishment wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are increasingly optimistic they will take back control of the Senate in November, buoyed by establishment wins in Maryland and the key battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Apr. 27, 2016 5:04 PM EDT
McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee.

Apr. 18, 2016 4:14 PM EDT
GOP House under Speaker Ryan set to blow budget deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for Speaker Paul Ryan that raises questions about his stewardship of the House despite his high profile on the national stage.

Apr. 13, 2016 5:07 PM EDT
US House Speaker Paul Ryan rules out presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday definitively ruled out a bid for president this year, insisting that the Republican Party's choice should emerge from the group of candidates who pursued the nomination.

Apr. 12, 2016 5:40 PM EDT

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