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FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident is shown in Detroit. A top lawmaker says the Trump administration is seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday, April 13, 2020 that administration officials also were asking that the timetable for releasing apportionment and redistricting data used to draw congressional and legislative districts be pushed back. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

2nd group of judges blocks Trump order on House seats count

Oct. 22, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

For the second time in two months, a panel of federal judges on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted during the process of divvying up congressional seats by state. The decision from a panel of three district judges in California went further...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., speaks during a news conference in front of a post office in Oklahoma City. Horn pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in 2018 when she ousted a two-term Republican incumbent. But Horn won't have the element of surprise in this year's contest against Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

In deep-red Oklahoma, GOP fights to regain lost seat

Oct. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a lawyer from Oklahoma City, accomplished the most stunning political upset in the nation two years ago when she ousted a two-term GOP incumbent and captured a seat that had been held by Republicans for four decades. But in this year's election cycle,...

The status of races for U.S. Senate in 2020.;

How will the 2020 election affect control of Congress?

Oct. 19, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

Q: HOW WILL THE ELECTION AFFECT CONTROL OF CONGRESS? The makeup of Congress will be determined by the general election, with both parties needing a majority to control the House or Senate. Democrats seem to have a good chance at winning a Senate majority, while their control of the House is not in serious doubt....

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Joe Kennedy III: Senate campaign improperly spent $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday. Kennedy said in a statement to The Boston Globe that he did not...

FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo shows the Supreme Court building in Washington. Controversial Trump administration policies on the census, asylum seekers and the border wall, held illegal by lower courts, are on the Supreme Court's agenda Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens

Oct. 16, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up President Donald Trump's policy, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people living in the U.S. illegally from the census count that will be used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives. Never in U.S. history have immigrants been...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn, listens as he attends a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington has revived House Democrats’ lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee. But the court's action Friday left other legal issues unresolved with time growing short in the current Congress.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Appeals court again sets new hearing in McGahn subpoena case

Oct. 15, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The full federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday said it will once again take up the House of Representatives' bid to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before Congress. But arguments won't be held until late February and the issue is whether the House...

A man wearing a face mask walks past an outdoor photography exhibition of healthcare workers in Melbourne, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The photo essay created by photographer Phoebe Powell is to acknowledge the people working in the Parkville Biomedical Precinct which is home to some of the world's leading medical researchers, clinicians and academics keeping Victoria state safe during the coronavirus pandemic. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries

Oct. 14, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had discussed reopening air routes with the leaders of all three countries. He described Japan and...

An official ballot drop box is seen Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Santa Clarita, Calif. With more than 1.5 million votes already cast in California, state Republican Party leaders on Wednesday said they will not comply with an order from the state's chief elections official to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes from counties with competitive U.S. House races.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California GOP says it won't remove unofficial ballot boxes

Oct. 14, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With more than 1.5 million votes already cast in California, state Republican Party leaders on Wednesday said they will not comply with an order from the state's chief elections official to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes from counties with competitive U.S. House races....

FILE In this March 2918 File photo, Cameron Webb teaches during a section of a health policy class at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace him pits a self-described “biblical conservative” backed by President Donald Trump against a Black doctor who worked in Barack Obama’s White House. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)

Dems, GOP stretch for hard-to-get districts in House races

Oct. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace him pits a self-described “biblical conservative” backed by President Donald Trump against a Black doctor who worked in Barack...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., center, stands beside U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., as she greets people on the first day of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Hayes said Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, she's

Rep. Hayes' online campaign event disrupted by racist slurs

Oct. 13, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, the first Black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress, said Tuesday she was rattled after an online campaign event was disrupted by people calling her racist slurs. Hayes, a Democrat seeking reelection to a second term representing a district in northwestern Connecticut, posted an...