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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 for the state’s pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that’s not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political operatives. The first-in-the-South primary can be a make-or-break contest … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

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 Republican-dominated area. Trump will headline a Friday evening rally at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, northeast of Cincinnati. The county is a GOP stronghold, and Trump won two out of every three votes there in 2016 as he … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Trump returning to Ohio to rally Republican voters

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 from the widow of an Indian engineer murdered in a Kansas City-area bar about the Republican’s efforts to help her remain in the U.S. afterward. The 30-second spot featuring Sunayana Dumala praising Yoder comes with the four-term congressman locked … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas GOP congressman’s ad has softer tone on immigration

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 Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that a Republican-controlled Senate would act on President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court in 2020, a presidential election year, should a vacancy arise. McConnell had blocked a vote on Democratic President … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP Senate could act on 2020 high-court nominee

WASHINGTON | House approves GOP tax measures for savings, startups

WASHINGTON — Proposals to expand the new tax law by adding incentives for savings and startup businesses have passed the House as Republicans push legislation forward ahead of the approaching midterm elections. The votes Thursday were 240-177 and 260-156, mostly along party lines, to approve a pair of Republican-written measures. The action was a prelude … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House approves GOP tax measures for savings, startups

PHOENIX | GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser

PHOENIX  — Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, describing her as tough, experienced and, above all, objective. Mitchell, a Republican, was expected to question both Kavanaugh and his accuser at Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Christine Blasey Ford’s … Continue reading PHOENIX | GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser

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 times local): 420 p.m. A Republican congressman in Arizona is firing back at six of his siblings who have urged voters in a TV ad to oust him from office in November. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar on Saturday … Continue reading PHOENIX | The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

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 against him (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is in turmoil after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Feinstein rejects follow-up calls on Kavanaugh