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WASHINGTON | GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

WASHINGTON  —Jan 11, 2019—Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he’s not a racist, but he’s facing heavy criticism from his party over his remarks about white supremacy. King on Friday said from the House floor that he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism. But he didn’t deny remarks published … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenians cast ballots Sunday in an early parliamentary election that was expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab which forced that politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab that forced the politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for early vote in … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

RALEIGH, N.C. | North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of absentee ballot fraud. Dan McCready’s reversal came as a top leader at the state’s Republican Party said it would support a new election in the unresolved 9th Congressional District race if an … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

WASHINGTON | Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney is a man in-between. He made it to Washington after all — but not as president of the United States, the office he sought twice and other men won. He’s not yet a senator from Utah, either, until he’s sworn in Jan. 3. Romney, lifelong executive in public and private life, doesn’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

WASHINGTON | Republicans divided over Trump’s posture toward Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, who share their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans divided over Trump’s posture toward Saudi Arabia

SALT LAKE CITY | Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

SALT LAKE CITY— Utah’s Mia Love was tabbed as a rising star in the GOP when she became the first black Republican woman in Congress with her 2014 victory. But on Tuesday she became the latest Republican incumbent to fall in the midterm election’s Democratic wave that has seen more than three dozen Republican-held seats … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

WASHINGTON | Trump to donor’s wife with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON  — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to donor’s wife with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Republican concedes in Connecticut governor race

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the midterm elections (all times local): 10:20 a.m. In the race for Connecticut governor, Republican Bob Stefanowski has conceded to Democrat Ned Lamont. The Associated Press hasn’t yet called the race. Stefanowski says Lamont has won “fair and square.” Lamont, who’s a businessman, would succeed Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Republican concedes in Connecticut governor race

WASHINGTON | Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

WASHINGTON — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump‘s Republican Party in the midterm elections , powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump lectures media for trying ‘to score political points’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Donald Trump lectured the media at length on Friday evening, accusing reporters of trying “to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points” against him hours after police apprehended a staunch supporter of his in connection with the mail-bomb scare targeting Democrats and CNN. Trump was campaigning in … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump lectures media for trying ‘to score political points’

MILILANI, Hawaii | Hawaii Republicans are making efforts to boost their ranks

MILILANI, Hawaii  — Val Okimoto, a mother of two, may be the Republican Party’s best hope in Democrat-dominant Hawaii. The former special education teacher is spending long days knocking on doors in the suburban Honolulu town of Mililani, listening to voters fret about the high cost of living and their rising expenses. She believes they’re … Continue reading MILILANI, Hawaii | Hawaii Republicans are making efforts to boost their ranks

AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who’s seeking her third Senate term. Hawley is a rising star in the Republican Party … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

WASHINGTON | The Republican Party’s woman problem is in the spotlight

WASHINGTON — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Ahead of the extraordinary moment, never has the GOP’s problem with women been more apparent. And it comes six weeks before the midterm … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Republican Party’s woman problem is in the spotlight

NEW YORK | Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat. “It’s impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican – things like choice, so many of the issues, I’m just way away from where the Republican Party is today,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

What to watch during elections in Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma

Voters in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma head to the polls in the final multistate elections of the 2018 primary season. They offer another test of President Donald Trump’s imprint on the Republican Party. But the races, especially in Arizona, will take on special meaning following the death of Sen. John McCain, which has spurred a … Continue reading What to watch during elections in Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma

MONTPELIER, Vt | One man holds place for 5 candidates for Vermont ‘s GOP

MONTPELIER, Vt — Vermont’s Republican Party is working on getting candidates to run for five statewide offices, including the U.S. House, after a perennial candidate secured the GOP nominations in last week’s primary to preserve the slots for alternative nominees. H. Brooke Paige has earned the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate and House, … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt | One man holds place for 5 candidates for Vermont ‘s GOP

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WITH COHEN PLEA, GOP FACES FAMILIAR QUANDARY The former Trump attorney and fixer pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges, increasing pressure on the Republican Party in a midterm election year. 2. WHO IS INDIVIDUAL 1 … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

NEW YORK | GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins ended his re-election bid Saturday, days after his indictment on insider trading charges, a move that raised questions about how the Republican Party might replace him with another nominee in one of New York’s most conservative districts. The move came after Collins had defiantly said he would forge ahead … Continue reading NEW YORK | GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

COLUMBIA, S.C | Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — President Donald Trump’s effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster, a longtime Trump supporter who failed to … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

WASHINGTON | Former GOP House Speaker Boehner says it’s Trump party now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says there is no Republican Party anymore — but there is the party of President Donald Trump. Boehner was asked about the GOP Thursday at a policy conference in Michigan. He replied: “There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump Party.” He added, “The Republican Party is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former GOP House Speaker Boehner says it’s Trump party now

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Missouri governor resigns amid widening investigations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash political outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in the Republican party, abruptly resigned Tuesday amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with his former hairdresser. The 44-year-old governor spent nearly … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Missouri governor resigns amid widening investigations

NEW YORK | Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party’s most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do more harm than good should he campaign on their … Continue reading NEW YORK | Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

NEW YORK | Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

NEW YORK | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

WASHINGTON | Trump cries “slime ball” after former FBI director slams him

WASHINGTON | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — President Donald Trump laced into James Comey as an “untruthful slime ball” on Friday as the White House and the national Republican Party mounted a withering counterattack against the former FBI director and his stinging new memoir. Comey is embarking on a publicity rollout of his book, “A … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump cries “slime ball” after former FBI director slams him

WASHINGTON | Ryan retirement sends new ripples of uncertainty through GOP

WASHINGTON |  April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)House Speaker Paul Ryan’s abrupt announcement that he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump sent new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a rough election year. The Wisconsin … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ryan retirement sends new ripples of uncertainty through GOP

In Missouri, GOP candidate for Senate walks Trump tightrope

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  /April 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  He is one of the Republican Party’s most-prized recruits, a young U.S. Senate candidate with an outsider resume and a populist message designed to appeal equally to farmers, suburban moms and the national GOP’s moneyed elite. But things get complicated when you ask Josh Hawley about President … Continue reading In Missouri, GOP candidate for Senate walks Trump tightrope

Trump: ‘Steel and business’ at stake in House election

TRAFFORD, Pa. /March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump invoked “steel and business” Monday as he and his son made a final push to sway voters in a special election for a Pennsylvania House seat that will reverberate nationally. Trump has already visited the district twice to try to buoy Republican Rick Saccone. On … Continue reading Trump: ‘Steel and business’ at stake in House election

Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

NEW YORK /February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That’s according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day Republican Party. While President Donald Trump and … Continue reading Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

Moving past the wall: Trump plan takes on legal immigration

January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The most contentious piece of President Donald Trump‘s new proposal to protect the so-called Dreamers has nothing to do with them. It’s the plan’s potential impact on legal immigration that sparked fierce Democratic opposition Friday and appeared to sink chances for a bipartisan deal in Congress. The proposal outlined Thursday by the … Continue reading Moving past the wall: Trump plan takes on legal immigration