Political parties

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2019 - 4:52 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff. Republicans were trying to hold Edwards under the 50% benchmark the region's only...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 11, 2019 - 12:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing to criticize his statements. At his campaign rally Thursday night in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.Retiring House and Senate Republicans are a natural group to watch for defectors as Democrats’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump builds steam. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 11, 2019 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans eager for a united GOP front will be eyeing retiring lawmakers for signs of cracking as Democrats' impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump heats up. So far, there's no indication that the retirees are about to crack. Party leaders got a positive signal this...
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President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One for a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 10, 2019 - 5:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to convert the impeachment investigation in Washington into a political asset, with three reelection rallies over the next eight days. The rally set for Thursday night in Minneapolis was the first since Democrats began proceedings two weeks ago to...
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October 10, 2019 - 4:05 pm
DENVER (AP) — A simple yes-or-no question keeps tripping up Senate Republicans: Should the president ask foreign countries to investigate political rivals? A month ago the question was a legal and constitutional no-brainer. It's illegal to accept foreign help in a political campaign, an action that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at the California GOP fall convention in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
October 10, 2019 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees sent Perry a subpoena Thursday asking him to provide...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, listens to a question during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 10, 2019 - 8:05 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Long-shot Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she may skip next week's debate in Ohio. The Hawaii congresswoman complained in a Twitter message on Thursday about the Democratic National Committee's use of polling to determine debate participants and said the debates...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on "transparency in Federal guidance and enforcement" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 09, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For once, Republicans and Democrats in Congress were in the same place: out of the loop. When it came to President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement that U.S. forces would no longer protect Syrian Kurds from a Turkish invasion, his supporters knew as little as his critics. All...
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October 09, 2019 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A retiring Republican senator who's being closely watched for his view on President Donald Trump's potential impeachment has strengthened his stance against it. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander says in a written statement that impeaching Trump would be a "mistake." He says next year...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a candidate forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. Warren is finding that her ascent in presidential primary polls means heightened scrutiny and criticism from party rivals and President Donald Trump. Her political allies and foes alike say Warren has appropriately sharp elbows and isn’t afraid to throw them _ something she’ll likely increasingly have to do. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 09, 2019 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she will keep shunning large-dollar fundraisers if she is the nominee, changing her earlier stand that doing so would be tantamount to "unilateral disarmament" against President Donald Trump and Republicans. The Massachusetts...
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