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Dems aim for, and GOP worries about, midterm election wave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president.

Jan. 15, 2018 7:12 AM EST
Ex-fighter pilot launches bid to replace Arizona Sen. Flake

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Republican congresswoman Martha McSally embraced President Donald Trump and his hardline immigration rhetoric as she launched her Senate bid Friday, lashing out at the same establishment leaders who support her campaign to replace retiring GOP Sen.

Jan. 12, 2018 2:49 PM EST
Trump group says memo should have kept email from prosecutor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group representing President Donald Trump's transition team says a memo in the hands of the General Services Administration should have stopped the agency from turning over tens of thousands of emails to the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Jan. 11, 2018 10:58 AM EST
Issa's retirement hints at GOP's woes in California

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, the latest sign that Republicans could face another grim year at the ballot box in the nation's most populous state.

Jan. 10, 2018 9:02 PM EST
Trump chides Feinstein, urges GOP to control Russia probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of being "underhanded and a disgrace" for disclosing details of a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia during the campaign.

Jan. 10, 2018 12:59 PM EST
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio announces bid for Senate

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who was spared a possible jail sentence when President Donald Trump pardoned him for disobeying a judge, announced Tuesday that he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake.

Jan. 9, 2018 6:10 PM EST
Oprah in 2020? Allies send mixed messages on her future

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions.

Jan. 9, 2018 1:43 PM EST
Oprah speech has Democrats buzzing about possible 2020 run

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it's only a fantasy.

Jan. 8, 2018 7:30 PM EST