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Trump vs. Obama in the final weekend of the midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding from a distance, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama exchanged tough words Friday as they sought to rally their parties' base voters in the final days before the midterm elections.

Nov. 2, 2018 8:29 PM EDT
Trump, Oprah lead surrogate campaigners in 2018 midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — From President Donald Trump to Oprah Winfrey, top political surrogates are fanning out in key battleground states to appeal to voters during the final days of the 2018 midterm campaigns.

Nov. 1, 2018 9:56 PM EDT
Trump, Democrats kick off final midterm campaign blitz

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched an eight-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans and GOP gubernatorial candidates against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates, including entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey.

Oct. 31, 2018 9:51 PM EDT
Democratic Sen. Harris to make campaign trip to Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California has scheduled her first campaign trip to Iowa before Election Day, stoking speculation about a potential 2020 presidential campaign.

Oct. 13, 2018 1:51 PM EDT
Democrats warily eye Avenatti's flirtation with 2020 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti held court last month with a dozen Democratic strategists in the main dining room at The Palm — a see-and-be-seen table at one of Washington's most prominent power lunch spots.

Oct. 10, 2018 10:43 AM EDT
Sanders barnstorming country ahead of midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid.

Oct. 9, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Trump: Russia probe 'really, really unfair for the midterms'

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is not only bad for the country, it's "really, really unfair for the midterms.

Sep. 7, 2018 7:03 PM EDT
Potential 2020 Democrats seize on Kavanaugh Senate hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spoiling for a fight, a trio of Democratic senators weighing 2020 presidential campaigns seized upon the opening moments of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday in a show of force aimed at countering President Donald Trump.

Sep. 4, 2018 8:20 PM EDT
GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity.

Aug. 4, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
Clash of GOP titans as Trump v Kochs feud escalates

NEW YORK (AP) — The war of words intensified between two titans in Republican politics on Tuesday as President Donald Trump trashed the conservative billionaire Koch brothers as a "total joke in real Republican circles.

Jul. 31, 2018 5:27 PM EDT
Trump weighs 2 or 3 candidates for court, to meet with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing in on his choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, telling reporters that he's focused on two or three people ahead of his Monday announcement.

Jul. 6, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he's considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Jul. 5, 2018 7:00 PM EDT
Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices on Monday and had plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Jul. 2, 2018 9:19 PM EDT
Trump warns Tennessee supporters against being 'complacent'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned his supporters against being "complacent" this fall, asking voters to send more Republicans to Congress while crediting Democrats with "sticking together" to oppose his agenda.

May. 29, 2018 10:12 PM EDT
Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere.

May. 19, 2018 5:19 PM EDT
Democrats seek counterweight to Trump's message in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with the realities of President Donald Trump's reign, Democrats are trying to offer a counterweight to the president's message — without making it all about Trump.

May. 15, 2018 5:21 PM EDT
In Indiana, Trump says Dems would stymie economic progress

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Embracing the role of party leader, President Donald Trump issued a stern warning Thursday that Democrats would disrupt the economic progress of his administration as he implored fellow Republicans to mobilize behind a slate of Indiana candidates.

May. 10, 2018 8:30 PM EDT
Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling because of anti-Trump text messages.

Dec. 4, 2017 12:16 AM EST
Analysis: For US allies, Trump remains a wild card

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — On President Donald Trump's second trip abroad, there were fewer of the bull-in-a-diplomatic-china-shop moments that had solidified European leaders' skepticism during his maiden overseas tour.

Jul. 10, 2017 3:23 AM EDT
Analysis: Trump remains unpredictable force among US allies

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — On President Donald Trump's second trip abroad, there were fewer of the bull-in-a-diplomatic-china-shop moments that had solidified European leaders' skepticism during his maiden overseas tour.

Jul. 9, 2017 12:41 PM EDT
Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers.

Jun. 27, 2017 3:58 AM EDT
Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

May. 11, 2017 9:23 PM EDT

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