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Dems struggle with Trump's approach to culture war

Oct. 20, 2018 1:35 AM EDT

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama's citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren...

In full campaign mode, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 20, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

Oct. 19, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday. The meeting was combative at times, with the candidates...

Playing Trump's game in culture war a losing Dems' strategy

Oct. 19, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama's citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren...

Border towns key in close US House races amid wall talk

Oct. 19, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Flashing lights shook William Johnson from a deep sleep around midnight earlier this month when U.S. Border Patrol agents surrounded his home. The 71-year-old retired chef peeked out a window, then waited for a knock at the door. It never came. "Guess they were looking for someone,"...

Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

Oct. 19, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke told a national television audience Thursday night that he'd vote to impeach President Donald Trump and believes Texas can lead the way to a national embracing of relaxed immigration policies and gun control — unapologetically liberal...

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

Oct. 18, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The candidates'...