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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Cummings wrote he felt “pure pain” from President Donald Trump's tweets about Baltimore in a memoir that is being published posthumously.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Cummings wrote of 'pure pain' from Trump tweets on Baltimore

Sep. 17, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings felt “pure pain” from President Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore, and the Maryland Democrat wrote “I could feel the attack to my core,” in a memoir that is being published posthumously. Cummings describes...

In this image from video, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during the fourth night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)

House GOP unveils tax cuts, police funds in election agenda

Sep. 15, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy rolled out Republicans' priorities of tax breaks and police funding Tuesday, the GOP's calling card to voters as they try to wrest back seats from Democrats in a long-shot November election bid for majority control. Republicans campaigning alongside...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran representatives facing tight reelections in include Peterson of Minnesota and Steve Chabot of Ohio. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Veteran House incumbents cling to seats as districts evolve

Sep. 11, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he logs another campaign season piloting his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza around his vast, crimson-red Minnesota district, voters greet Rep. Collin Peterson by name. But something else is hauntingly familiar as the Democrat seeks a 16th term in Congress. “There are so many...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel smiles as she visits Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's election night party in Costa Mesa, Calif. Republican Steel, who heads the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has seized on the fight over affirmative action and the new labor law known as AB5 in her bid to oust first-term Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

Sep. 9, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November...

This Sept. 1, 2020 photo shows Jake Auchincloss, who is running in the Massachusetts 4th District race, campaigns  Foxboro, Mass., near the John J. Ahern Middle School on Primary Day.  Auchincloss has won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. The Newton city councilor edged out six fellow Democrats in a race for the 4th Congressional District. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

Marine wins Democratic primary for Kennedy's US House seat

Sep. 4, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Jake Auchincloss, a city councilor in suburban Boston and a former Marine, won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee in the race to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. Auchincloss edged out six other Democratic candidates in the crowded field for the open...

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, left, talks with Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

House subpoenas embattled Postal Service leader over delays

Sep. 2, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for records about the widespread mail delivery delays that have pulled the Postal Service into the political spotlight as it prepares to handle an onslaught of ballots in the November election. The...

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kennedy loss in Massachusetts may mark end of 'Camelot' era

Sep. 2, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy famously compared his 1,000-day presidency to “Camelot,” a popular Broadway musical about the legend of King Arthur — crafting a wistful shorthand for the Kennedy tenure, and by extension the...

Pelosi endorses Rep. Richard Neal in Democratic primary

Aug. 27, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an enthusiastic endorsement Thursday of U.S. Rep. Richard Neal as the long-time incumbent and chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee tries to fend off a Democratic primary challenge by Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse. Pelosi called Neal "an absolute...

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is wheeled from the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, following his second arrest for trespassing in two days. Bundy was arrested Tuesday in a committee room and charged with trespassing. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho wraps up chaotic special session; Bundy arrested again

Aug. 26, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature on Wednesday wrapped up a chaotic, three-day special session by passing coronavirus-related legislation while anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was arrested for the second day in a row at the Statehouse. Lawmakers on the last day of the session called by...

In this image from video, congressional candidate and former NFL player Burgess Owens speaks from Washington, during the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)

Black GOP House candidate praises Trump in convention speech

Aug. 26, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Black conservative running for Congress in Utah declared at the Republican National Convention that America needs more leaders like President Donald Trump who stand by their principles, won’t compromise and “will stand up to the lawlessness supported by the radical...