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GOP's 2020 offensive in Oklahoma Congressional race underway

Apr. 24, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican campaign to unseat deep-red Oklahoma's lone Democrat in Congress is officially underway after a GOP state lawmaker Wednesday jumped into the fray for a seat both parties expect to work fiercely to win in 2020. State Sen. Stephanie Bice said she planned to take back the...

Special elections set for vacant Missouri state House seats

Apr. 23, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is setting special elections to fill two vacant state House seats. Parson on Monday said elections will be held Nov. 5 to replace former Republican Reps. Scott Fitzpatrick and Jean Evans. Parson named Fitzpatrick state treasurer in December. His former...

House chairman issues subpoena to former White House lawyer

Apr. 23, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee...

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Apr. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, asked to be taken out of...

Republicans lining up for 2020 House fights in California

Apr. 22, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The political fight over Orange County isn't over. Republican candidates are starting to line up with plans to take back four U.S. House seats all or partly in the California county that Democrats seized last year on their way to retaking control of the chamber. Orange County, a neighbor...

Tennessee House advances bill to expand convenience voting

Apr. 22, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are expanding a pilot project that would allow more people to vote at any polling site inside their county. House members voted 85-9 on Monday to allow Monroe, Wilson and Williamson counties to participate in a program in the upcoming 2020 election. Rutherford...

Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

Apr. 22, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated. Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones' health faded. He died in...

The Latest: Trump expresses anger at Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report and President Donald Trump (all times local): 3 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump played golf Friday with conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh and a couple of unidentified friends. Trump is spending the Easter weekend...

Tennessee bill would double Senate campaign donation limits

Apr. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee senators have voted to double several campaign contribution limits. The Senate voted Thursday for Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey's bill. It still needs House approval. Currently, a Senate candidate can receive $1,600 from an individual and $12,300 from one political action...

The Latest: Mueller team dissatisfied with Trump's responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In...