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With new elections near, US strains to curb Russia meddling

Feb. 20, 2018 8:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court....

The Latest: Democrats: No basis for GOP to sue over new map

Feb. 20, 2018 6:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Lawyers for the Democratic voters who successfully challenged Pennsylvania's congressional districts as unconstitutionally gerrymandered say Republicans have no legal or factual basis to sue over...

A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primary

Feb. 17, 2018 3:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Several U.S. House races are expected to be competitive in the Illinois primary, including an open seat, a seat held by a seven-term Democrat facing a challenge from his left and several Republican seats that Democrats hope to flip come November. Here's a look at five congressional races in...

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

Feb. 17, 2018 12:23 PM EST

LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) — A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress' most conservative Democrats, is facing a...

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Feb. 17, 2018 11:56 AM EST

Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from...

The Latest: Romney talks gun violence in Utah GOP speech

Feb. 16, 2018 11:14 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mitt Romney's run for a Utah Senate seat (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Mitt Romney used his first big speech as a Utah Senate candidate to call for action to prevent another deadly mass shooting like the one at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. The former GOP...

Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

Feb. 16, 2018 12:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he's given his campaign just $25 — and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50. "We're pretty well maxed out, but we'll see what we can do going forward,"...

Romney's Utah bid for Senate could revive rift with Trump

Feb. 16, 2018 10:10 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump have harshly criticized each other but also have been willing to sit down to talk when it's mutually beneficial. Romney's announcement Friday that he is running for the U.S. Senate in Utah creates the potential for more battles or deal-making. A...

The Latest: Wolf submits map in gerrymandering case

Feb. 16, 2018 12:19 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's congressional gerrymandering case (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is submitting a map he's proposing to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional districts, releasing it minutes before the court-ordered midnight deadline in a high-stakes...

Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate's publicity bid

Feb. 15, 2018 4:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Throughout his career in elected office, Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita has used apocalyptic language to warn of "out-of-control" government spending, which he once described as "choking our economy and stealing freedom." Yet whenever election season rolls around, the Republican...