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Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they're playing catch-up with the GOP.

Feb. 20, 2018 12:07 AM EST
Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name.

Feb. 19, 2018 12:49 PM EST
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor.

Feb. 19, 2018 8:48 AM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive.

Feb. 19, 2018 12:41 AM EST
Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.

Feb. 18, 2018 1:11 PM EST
Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified.

Feb. 17, 2018 1:29 PM EST
Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Feb. 17, 2018 9:21 AM EST