NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he is not running for re-election in 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he is not running for re-election…

CONCORD, N.H | Effort to put New Hampshire GOP behind Trump faces pushback

CONCORD, N.H — An effort to put the New Hampshire Republican Party in President Donald Trump‘s…

HOUSTON | The Latest: Dukakis praises Bush efforts to end Cold War

HOUSTON — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):…

WASHINGTON | Senate delays vote on nominee opposed by civil rights groups

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-led Senate has delayed a confirmation vote on a judicial nominee opposed by…

WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida is again at the center of an election controversy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, but this…

WASHINGTON | Obama’s health insurance overhaul a winner in midterms

WASHINGTON — One victor in the midterm elections is former President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul.…

TOPEKA, Kan. | New Kansas governor faces skeptical GOP-led Legislature

TOPEKA, Kan. — Democrat Laura Kelly promised a new tone of bipartisanship after a victory in…

WASHINGTON | Independent Angus King of Maine re-elected to Senate, defeating Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein

WASHINGTON— Independent Angus King of Maine re-elected to Senate, defeating Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak…

WASHINGTON | Democrat Tony Evers elected Wisconsin governor, denying Republican Scott Walker a third term

WASHINGTON — Democrat Tony Evers elected Wisconsin governor, denying Republican Scott Walker a third term. By…

LAS VEGAS | Republican Adam Laxalt concedes Nevada governor’s race to Democrat Steve Sisolak; AP has not called race

LAS VEGAS  — Republican Adam Laxalt concedes Nevada governor’s race to Democrat Steve Sisolak; AP has…

MARIETTA, Ga | Oprah, Pence offer competing version of ‘Georgia values’

MARIETTA, Ga — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged…

MARIETTA, Ga | Oprah makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams

MARIETTA, Ga — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged…

INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic senator’s rhetoric in Indiana bid resembles Trump

INDIANAPOLIS  — Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly regularly channels President Donald Trump in the closing stretch of…

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | PAC won’t pull ad suggesting ‘lynching’ if Democrats win

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A political action committee says it’s not pulling a widely condemned radio…

COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There’s no set date…

CINCINNATI | Trump returning to Ohio to rally Republican voters

CINCINNATI— President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio to try to boost GOP candidates in a…

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas GOP congressman’s ad has softer tone on immigration

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder launched a new television ad Tuesday with a testimonial…

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP Senate could act on 2020 high-court nominee

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Senate…

WASHINGTON | House approves GOP tax measures for savings, startups

WASHINGTON — Proposals to expand the new tax law by adding incentives for savings and startup…

PHOENIX | GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser

PHOENIX  — Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations…

PHOENIX | The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

PHOENIX — The Latest on a political ad against an Arizona congressman featuring his siblings (all…

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Feinstein rejects follow-up calls on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and an allegation of sexual misconduct…

AUSTIN, Texas | No immediate ruling in GOP’s latest ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas— The latest push to scrap the Affordable Care Act once and for all pressed…

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California attorney general candidate faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Steven Bailey, a former judge now running for California attorney general, is facing a…

WASHINGTON | Obama, Bush _ not Trump _ give McCain presidential farewell

WASHINGTON  — John McCain is getting a presidential farewell, but not from the actual sitting president.…

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana candidate’s outsourcing ties magnified under Trump

INDIANAPOLIS— Layoffs came in waves at Westin Automotive’s Minnesota plant as production shifted to low-wage factories…

TOPEKA, Kan | Independent upends Kansas governor’s race against Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan — Democrats horrified by the thought that provocative conservative Kris Kobach could be Kansas’…

SAN DIEGO | US Rep. Duncan Hunter of California ‘excited’ to go to trial

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said Wednesday that he’s not worried about…

SAN DIEGO | Doubt enters California race as Rep. Duncan Hunter charged

SAN DIEGO  — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter coasted through the June primary election largely unscathed despite…