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Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it.

Aug. 16, 2019 2:55 PM EDT
O'Rourke visits Mississippi towns targeted in ICE raids

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents recently raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — beginning a revamped campaign he says will now focus more on highlighting President Donald Trump's destructive rhetoric and polices than hitting states that vote early in primary season.

Aug. 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
Trump is back in New Hampshire, state that buoyed him in '16

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump returned Thursday to the state that gave him his first presidential primary victory, looking to once again demonstrate his popularity with New Hampshire's Republican voters and likely take a few cracks at the many Democratic challengers striving to win the state's affection.

Aug. 15, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
O'Rourke restarting White House bid as battle against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday nearly two weeks after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, using a speech in his grieving city to try to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Donald Trump is morally unfit for a second term.

Aug. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ Aug. 13 The Miami Herald on conspiracy theories surrounding the death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, including a retweet by President Donald Trump: Now that Jeffrey Epstein is dead and gone, the conspiracy theorists have come out of the woodwork.

Aug. 14, 2019 6:04 PM EDT
2020 Democrats weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nevada, with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: "He's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America's two major political parties.

Aug. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT
Analysis shows 12% could vote without paper backup in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking.

Aug. 13, 2019 8:56 AM EDT