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Georgia special election shapes up as referendum on Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and agenda of Price's new boss, President Donald Trump, while offering a preview of 2018's midterm elections.

Feb. 14, 2017 6:03 PM EST
Democratic pressure to oppose Trump roils Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are under intense pressure from the liberal base to oppose President Donald Trump at every turn, a dynamic that will color nearly every debate on Capitol Hill this year and complicate prospects for action on all issues.

Feb. 8, 2017 3:48 AM EST
For Trump foes, Democratic gains may remain elusive in 2018

Passionate protests against Donald Trump's presidency have swelled the ranks of Democratic activists, but their new enthusiasm faces a hard reality: Republicans remain well-positioned to retain their grip on power in the 2018 elections.

Feb. 5, 2017 11:08 AM EST
Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president's nominees — including, possibly, his pick for the Supreme Court.

Jan. 31, 2017 10:29 AM EST
In Iowa, Trump voters cheer changes, dismiss petty fights

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — In struggling Wapello County, a swath of southeast Iowa Donald Trump was the first Republican to carry in 44 years, his earliest and most devout supporters cheer the new president's quick action on health care, trade, energy and immigration, including accelerated construction of the long-promised Mexican border wall.

Jan. 28, 2017 1:23 AM EST
Sanders backers look to sway Democratic politics from inside

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe Bernie Sanders can change politics from the inside.The Vermont senator's loyalists helped engineer a show of political muscle in Democratic Party elections in California last week, months after Sanders promised that the populist political movement he inspired would endure beyond his failed 2016 presidential campaign.

Jan. 13, 2017 4:44 PM EST
UVA to honor Muslim soldier, graduate who died in combat

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Muslim American soldier whose combat death in Iraq was described in a centerpiece speech at this year's Democratic National Convention will be honored with a plaque at his alma mater, the University of Virginia.

Dec. 15, 2016 3:36 PM EST
The Electoral College class of 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sharp divisions left by last month's presidential election have cast more attention than usual on the Electoral College.

Dec. 15, 2016 3:56 AM EST
Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA's belief that Russia meddled in last month's election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming commander in chief over Moscow and U.

Dec. 12, 2016 10:15 PM EST
Ohio GOP official's US Senate bid could mean bitter rematch

Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel will again challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2018, setting up what could be a rematch of what was one of the country's most bitter, expensive and closely watched Senate races four years ago.

Dec. 7, 2016 3:59 PM EST
The Latest: Republicans unveil temporary spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local):7:50 p.m.Republicans controlling Congress are proposing $10 billion in supplemental war funding and $4 billion more for disaster relief for Louisiana and other states as they unveil must-pass legislation to keep the government running into next spring.

Dec. 6, 2016 7:56 PM EST
Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 5, 2016 3:24 AM EST
Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 4, 2016 10:03 AM EST
Trump picks Price as HHS secretary; Democrats blast choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

Nov. 29, 2016 8:12 AM EST
Memoir of slain soldier's father Khizr Khan to be published

NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a memoir by Khizr Khan, the immigrant from Pakistan who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about his Army captain son's combat death in Iraq and criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Nov. 23, 2016 3:19 PM EST
Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one listened to Tom Vilsack.As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has for years been telling anyone who will pay attention — farmers, members of Congress, even Hillary Clinton — that Democrats need a better message for rural America.

Nov. 23, 2016 3:07 AM EST
Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one listened to Tom Vilsack.As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has for years been telling anyone who will pay attention — farmers, members of Congress, even Hillary Clinton — that Democrats need a better message for rural America.

Nov. 22, 2016 6:32 PM EST
Democrat meets with Trump and warns against Syria safe zone

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual political sit-down, a congressional Democrat on Monday warned President-elect Donald Trump about escalating the civil war in Syria by establishing a no-fly zone to protect civilians from the bombing.

Nov. 21, 2016 4:50 PM EST
GOP's control of Washington carries risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.As they prepare to take control of the White House and both chambers of Congress next year, Republicans are celebrating the opportunity to enact a new agenda for the country, including lowering taxes, securing the border and repealing President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 21, 2016 3:37 AM EST
Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obama's major legislative achievements.

Nov. 19, 2016 7:00 PM EST
Political risks come with control of Washington for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.As they prepare to take control of the White House and both chambers of Congress next year, Republicans are celebrating the opportunity to enact a new agenda for the country, including lowering taxes, securing the border and repealing President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 19, 2016 11:23 AM EST
The Latest: VP-elect Mike Pence gets a message at 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's transition activities (all times EST):12:00Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest high-profile person to attend the Broadway hit show "Hamilton" — but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage.

Nov. 19, 2016 1:32 AM EST
Democratic leader calls FBI director's letter a 'foul deed'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local):___10:35 a.m.Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says a letter by FBI Director James Comey announcing a probe into additional emails related to the bureau's investigation of Hillary Clinton was a "foul deed" that cost Democrats the election.

Nov. 17, 2016 11:48 AM EST
Sanders calls on Trump to apologize for campaign rhetoric

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Donald Trump to apologize for his inflammatory rhetoric during the presidential campaign and asked him cut ties with campaign CEO Steve Bannon.

Nov. 17, 2016 11:13 AM EST

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