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FRANKFORT, Ky. | AP FACT CHECK: Democrats drop below 50 percent in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans have taken over Kentucky’s state government, electing majorities in the state House and Senate and a Republican governor for the first time ever. But does their dominance extend to voter registration, which has long been ruled by Democrats? Monday, the Republican Party of Kentucky posted this to its Twitter account … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | AP FACT CHECK: Democrats drop below 50 percent in Kentucky

WASHINGTON | Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch. Images of children held … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans’ stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of redistricting nears. Many in the party acknowledge overlooking local races … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

Democrats inch left in some swing districts for midterms

A single-payer health care advocate in South Texas. A gun restriction supporter in Dallas. Cheerleaders in Arkansas and Iowa for public option health care. Weeks into the primary season, Democrats’ midterm class is shaping up to test what liberal messages the party can sell to the moderate and GOP-leaning voters who will help determine control … Continue reading Democrats inch left in some swing districts for midterms

WASHINGTON  | Democrats: Trump violating ban on accepting foreign favors

WASHINGTON — Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval. The case cites as foreign government favors Chinese government trademarks for Trump companies, payments for hotel room stays and event space rentals … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Democrats: Trump violating ban on accepting foreign favors

LOS ANGELES | Republican advances in California primary with Trump’s help

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with Democrat Gavin Newsom. Cox … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Republican advances in California primary with Trump’s help

WASHINGTON  | Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

WASHINGTON | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of “rooting against” upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On Friday, he lumped his grievances against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks