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  • The Latest: Shelby says Sessions hasn’t ruled out Senate run

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Alabama Senate race (all times local): 4:30p.m. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said former attorney general Jeff Sessions has not ruled out running for his old Senate seat and would be a “formidable” candidate if he did. Shelby told reporters Tuesday that his former colleague would make […]
  • McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. That’s according to a group of first responders who met Tuesday with the Kentucky Republican at the Capitol. John Feal, a […]
  • TSA plans to send more airport screeners to Mexico border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration plans to send more than 650 airport screeners and federal air marshals to beef up protection along the U.S.-Mexico border. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings says TSA tells his committee it has dispatched nearly 200 screeners and supervisors and 172 air marshals to the border already and […]
  • Trump awards highest military honor to Iraq War veteran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded the nation’s highest military honor to an Iraq War veteran who took on an insurgent stronghold and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety during heavy fighting in Fallujah. The president presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia, […]
  • Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. Details about the married Republican congressman’s alleged affairs were outlined in a government court filing late Monday connected to charges […]
  • Warren in the spotlight as Democrats gather for 1st debate

    MIAMI (AP) — After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase. Given the massive field , the debate will be split over two nights with 10 candidates appearing each evening. It’s […]
  • Bevin: Trump, Pence ‘committed’ to boost his reelection bid

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin predicted Tuesday that his political kinship with Republican President Donald Trump will be in the campaign spotlight this year, and that Trump may visit Kentucky multiple times to help Bevin counter a tough Democratic challenge. During radio interviews with WKDZ and WMDJ, Bevin said Trump and Vice President […]
  • Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve. If history repeats itself — and most analysts are betting it will — Trump and President Xi Jinping will agree to some kind of cease-fire when they meet late […]
  • The Latest: Acting Pentagon chief to appeal to NATO allies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s trip to Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he wants to persuade NATO allies to form a broader international coalition to deter Iranian threats and force its leaders back to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. Esper […]
  • ‘Baby Trump’ blimp now a world traveler, rallying point

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He was born in a London pub and now his clones are floating all over the U.S. — quite literally. President Donald Trump increasingly is being tailed and trolled by an angry diaper-clad caricature armed with a cell phone. He’s Baby Trump, the blimp who has become synonymous with resistance to the […]
  • First lady’s spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump announced Tuesday that Stephanie Grisham, her longtime spokeswoman and confidante, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary. Grisham is jumping right into her new role by accompanying President Donald Trump on a trip to Asia starting Wednesday. Grisham has been with Trump since he launched his presidential bid […]
  • Merrill joins GOP race to unseat Alabama Democrat in Senate

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced Tuesday he’s joining a growing field of Republican primary candidates competing for a chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Doug Jones next year. “Let’s take this Senate seat back and give it back to the people of Alabama,” Merrill said in a news conference at […]
  • AP-NORC poll: Still some extra hurdles for LGBT candidates

    NEW YORK (AP) — A sizable number of U.S. voters say they’d have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In fact it’s an issue for many more than a candidate’s race or gender. In the poll, 32% of […]
  • Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

    MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America. “Tomorrow night, many of (the Democratic Party’s) leading candidates, and the night after that, are actually […]
  • Can 2020 Dems do more than just decry Trump on immigration?

    Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration. Most of the proposals that the contenders have advanced combine long-held Democratic priorities — such as a pathway to U.S. citizenship for millions of people in […]
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