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Trump hits 'con job' on Kavanaugh before showdown hearing

Sep. 25, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has nothing." Senate...

Kim Davis' opponent fends off attacks _ from primary rival

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants a second term in office. Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. is running against her, and the campaign has predictably turned to allegations of bigotry. But it's Caudill,...

Get ready for Election Day with voter-registration events

Sep. 25, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With election season heating up, people in Utah can register to vote at a series of events on National Voter Registration Day. The Tuesday holiday will include events at Glendale and Columbus libraries and University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and there are other locations at the Utah...

Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.

Sep. 24, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...

Town to vote on keeping fund for affordable housing projects

Sep. 24, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town will hold a special vote on Election Day to keep a fund for affordable housing projects. Norwich officials have been trying to get an affordable housing project off the ground for more than a decade. Vermont Public Radio reports the town set up a special fund to support...

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Sep. 23, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. "We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote...

The Latest: Michelle Obama urges Nevadans to register, vote

Sep. 23, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama's rally in Las Vegas (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Former first lady Michelle Obama is urging Nevadans to register to vote and to cast ballots this fall, warning them that if they sit out the November midterm election, "democracy continues with or without you."...

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

Sep. 23, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide...

Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

Sep. 23, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he'd rather you not mention that. "I need to make clear to everybody my independence from all of the national Democratic stuff," said Bredesen, the former two-term governor of Tennessee who is now running for the U.S. Senate. So far, his strategy...

Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in...