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  • GOP congressman asks Trump to attend annual baseball game

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The coach of the Republican baseball team says he personally asked President Donald Trump to attend the annual game on Thursday, the anniversary of the shooting rampage that wounded the third-ranking GOP leader and others. “I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval […]
  • The Latest: Ranked-choice fans want to broaden its use

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Maine’s first use of ranked-choice voting in a statewide primary (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Proponents of ranked-choice voting in Maine say they will push hard for a constitutional amendment to bring the voting method to all elections in the state. Voters chose to keep the new voting […]
  • Primary election lesson for GOP: Don’t cross the president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t cross President Donald Trump. That’s the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford’s surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford’s criticism of the president. The outcome is a cautionary tale for Republicans in Congress who try to […]
  • Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings. A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Cohen’s current legal team plans to stop handling the case and that Cohen […]
  • The Latest: Trump said to support House immigration plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ efforts to pass immigration legislation (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans that President Donald Trump “seemed very supportive” of their effort to craft compromise legislation to help protect young immigrants. That’s according to Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York, a Trump ally, […]
  • Trump’s Mideast team to push peace plan in region

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump’s Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week as it finalizes its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and will hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. The trip comes as officials say the Trump administration is near completion of the plan with […]
  • 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 […]
  • Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

    President Donald Trump blames OPEC for oil prices that he says are too high, and no doubt many Americans feel the same way. But it’s more complicated than that. Crude has more than doubled since bottoming out below $30 a barrel in early 2016, causing U.S. motorists to face the highest gasoline prices since late […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely declares post-summit victory

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely declared victory after his meeting with North Korea’s leader and twisted history in celebrating Tuesday’s summit with Kim Jong Un. A look at some of Trump’s statements and how they compare with the facts: TRUMP’S TWEETS: “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much […]
  • The Latest: Ryan dismisses Sanford loss as “what happens”

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on reactions to the primary election results (all times local): 11 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Rep. Mark Sanford’s primary loss in South Carolina is “just what happens.” He spoke Wednesday after President Donald Trump congratulated himself for his Election Day tweet that endorsed Sanford’s opponent, Rep. Katie […]
  • Backers: Ranked-choice voting ‘here to stay’ despite hiccups

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The nation’s biggest test of ranked-choice voting resulted in confused voters, scores of spoiled ballots and fears of impending lawsuits. But there was no widespread chaos, and proponents were already talking up expanding the system Wednesday, even before the votes were fully tallied. Growing ranked-choice voting in Maine alone will take […]
  • The Latest: Trump arrives back in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:37 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived back in Washington from his historic nuclear summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews early […]
  • Nevada primary tees up battleground governor, Senate races

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada voters delivered easy primary election wins Tuesday to Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent Jacky Rosen while teeing up a November battle for the governor’s mansion between the chairman of a powerful Las Vegas-area council and the state attorney general. Steve Sisolak, who had the backing of former […]
  • Nevada pimp wins GOP primary, rejoices with Hollywood madam

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He’ll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be […]
  • In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark Sanford

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn’t want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep. Mark Sanford “would easily win.” But Trump […]
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