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California Democratic Party won't endorse Dianne Feinstein

Feb. 25, 2018 4:09 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term, another sign that the party is divided over how best to battle Republicans in Washington. Democratic activists were more eager to back her primary challenger,...

Cambodia's ruling party claims sweeping win in Senate vote

Feb. 25, 2018 10:03 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a sweeping win in Sunday's elections for the country's Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating any serious opposition from the contest. Sok Eysan, a spokesman for the Cambodian People's Party, said it...

Cambodia's ruling party has sure lock on Senate election

Feb. 24, 2018 10:12 PM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's ruling party is assured of a sweeping victory in the election of a new Senate after the only real opposition to it was eliminated. The Senate has minor decision-making powers in Cambodian politics, primarily rubber-stamping legislation, but the foregone conclusion of...

Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples

Feb. 24, 2018 9:53 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It didn't take long after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Nor did it take long for Republicans...

Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

Feb. 22, 2018 7:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The widow of an Uber driver killed in a suspected drunken driving crash said her family has been "devastated" by a political ad featuring her deceased husband, an Indianapolis Colts player who was also killed and the Guatemalan immigrant charged with their deaths. Deb Monroe, the widow...

Wealthy independent enters Wyoming US Senate race

Feb. 22, 2018 3:50 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A businessman who says he's prepared to spend at least $1 million of his own money announced Thursday that he's running against Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso as an independent. "That's what I got authorized by my wife, but if she's not looking the other way I will do whatever it...

Pakistan's top court rules against disqualified PM Sharif

Feb. 21, 2018 9:58 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from holding office cannot serve as head of a political party. The decision will likely force Sharif to step down as president of Pakistan's ruling Muslim League-N...

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Feb. 19, 2018 10:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin...

Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary

Feb. 19, 2018 12:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada had been publicly chided by President Donald Trump months earlier and had, at times, kept the president at...

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Feb. 17, 2018 1:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced Friday he is...