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False claims blur line between mass shootings, 2020 politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that may be automated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.

Sep. 5, 2019 1:38 PM EDT
2 more House Republicans retiring ahead of 2020 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day started with one Republican congressman from Texas announcing he would retire and ended with another, a long-serving former committee chairman from Wisconsin, saying he too was ready to bow out, signaling the House GOP mood as the party tries to find its path back to the majority in 2020.

Sep. 5, 2019 7:04 AM EDT
Democratic candidates focus on climate change in town halls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the candidates a chance to distinguish themselves on a topic of growing importance to their party's liberal base.

Sep. 4, 2019 11:23 PM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ______ Sept. 4 The Houston Chronicle on gun laws in Texas following a mass shooting that killed seven people: Texas leaders who keep going through the motions of addressing mass shootings in this state without making significant changes should be ashamed.

Sep. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EDT
Trump's approval rating remains below 50% in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A poll released Wednesday shows that President Donald Trump's job approval in the key swing state of Wisconsin remains below 50%, a troubling sign for Republicans 14 months before the 2020 election.

Sep. 4, 2019 5:43 PM EDT
Kansas treasurer drops Senate bid to challenge Rep. Watkins

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat.

Sep. 4, 2019 2:32 PM EDT
GOP shifts focus to House Dem 'squad' in campaign attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress.

Aug. 31, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

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