Democratic Party

With Trump endorsement, Roby tries to fend off GOP challenge

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — Having once turned her back on Donald Trump, a Republican congresswoman from Alabama is fighting for her political career in the heart of Trump country in a Tuesday runoff election that tests anew the influence of the president in the 2018 midterm season.

Jul. 17, 2018 8:07 PM EDT
As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds.

Jul. 14, 2018 4:43 PM EDT
Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.

Jul. 14, 2018 7:09 AM EDT
Russia hack of Democrat followed Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Was Russia listening, after all?In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the U.

Jul. 14, 2018 1:04 AM EDT
12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.

Jul. 13, 2018 10:13 PM EDT
Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Was Russia listening, after all?In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the U.

Jul. 13, 2018 8:32 PM EDT
Kremlin denied US election meddling just before indictments

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin firmly denied meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election Friday just hours before a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted for alleged election-related hacking, a development that could cloud the upcoming U.

Jul. 13, 2018 3:11 PM EDT
Emotions high as Kavanaugh begins fight for confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and roil this fall's elections.

Jul. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
Trump urges ouster of senator he blames for derailing VA nod

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — In a campaign stop that was both political and personal, President Donald Trump targeted Democrat Jon Tester on Thursday in a bid to get more Republicans elected to the Senate but also to punish the lawmaker he blames for derailing his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jul. 5, 2018 7:37 PM EDT
Even in GOP bastion Kansas, 2 congressional seats in play

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Competitive races for two of Kansas' four U.S. House seats are making Republicans sweat to keep their all-GOP state delegation, a twist in a state where President Donald Trump won by nearly 21 points and a leading candidate for governor is gun-rights and immigration hardliner Kris Kobach.

Jul. 2, 2018 3:23 PM EDT
Some Democrats with eye on 2020: 'Abolish ICE'

ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 have sought to bolster their progressive credentials by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency.

Jun. 30, 2018 1:18 PM EDT
New rallying call for 2020 Democrats: 'Abolish ICE'

ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency.

Jun. 29, 2018 5:03 PM EDT
Supreme Court vacancy: Culture wars just beginning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump-era culture wars are just beginning.The division that President Donald Trump has tapped into — and helped fuel — on issues ranging from immigration to football players kneeling during the national anthem may be a warmup for what's to come this summer as Republicans seek to fill a crucial seat on the Supreme Court.

Jun. 29, 2018 1:44 AM EDT
Spotlight turns to GOP women in Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spotlight quickly focused on two Republican senators Thursday in the fight to come over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination — Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, whose support for abortion access will reverberate throughout the debate.

Jun. 28, 2018 9:39 PM EDT
Supreme Court vacancy could take culture wars to a new level

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump-era culture wars are just beginning.The division that President Donald Trump has tapped into — and helped fuel — on issues ranging from immigration to football players kneeling during the national anthem may be a warmup for what's to come this summer as Republicans seek to fill a crucial seat on the Supreme Court.

Jun. 28, 2018 7:23 PM EDT
Kennedy retirement guaranteed to ratchet up midterm rhetoric

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this.Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing summer of charged rhetoric that could touch on virtually every hot-button social and cultural issue in American politics.

Jun. 28, 2018 12:59 AM EDT
Kennedy's retirement roils election-year landscape

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this.Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing summer of charged rhetoric that could touch on virtually every hot-button social and cultural issue in American politics.

Jun. 27, 2018 11:59 PM EDT
Colorado Dems, GOP eagerly launch governor's contest

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates wasted little time Wednesday in staking out their starkly contrasting visions — one liberal, one aligned with President Donald Trump — in a state whose unaffiliated voters will have a decisive role in choosing a successor to term-limited Democratic Gov.

Jun. 27, 2018 5:57 PM EDT
Trump celebrates victories for 3 endorsed candidates

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions.

Jun. 27, 2018 11:30 AM EDT
Democratic heavyweight loses in New York as Trump picks win

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions.

Jun. 27, 2018 2:02 AM EDT
Democratic candidates in close race for governor nomination

DENVER (AP) — Two Democrats fought a close contest to help their party hold on to Colorado's governor's office as Republicans pushed to take over for the first time in more than a decade in the marquee race of this purple state's midterm primaries Tuesday.

Jun. 26, 2018 6:18 PM EDT
Things to Know: Trump looms over Tuesday's primaries

Voters in seven states will decide the value of an endorsement by President Donald Trump, the fate of a convicted felon seeking to return to Congress and whether to loosen rules on marijuana.

Jun. 26, 2018 2:40 PM EDT
Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic.

Jun. 24, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

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