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Unions pour millions into Missouri to fight right-to-work

Jul. 17, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Unions from around the country are pouring money into Missouri ahead of a statewide vote that could ban mandatory union fees at workplaces, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that dealt a blow to public sector unions. The group fighting a ballot measure that...

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with the 28-nation bloc. This time, it was pro-EU lawmakers from both...

GOP, Dem rivals raise millions in Tennessee US Senate race

Jul. 16, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn narrowly outraised Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen last quarter and maintains a 2-to-1 cash advantage against him in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee, according to totals released by the campaigns. The campaign finance numbers show...

Tennessee GOP gov race: Candidates chip in $33M, spend $33M

Jul. 11, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four leading Republican candidates have spent a record-shattering $33.5 million so far in the bruising primary for governor in Tennessee, with each unleashing about $33 million combined from their own bank accounts. The crowded GOP field to succeed Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has...

McCaskill raises $4M for re-election; GOP challenger trails

Jul. 11, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill raised more than double the money her top Republican challenger did in the last quarter, though GOP candidate Josh Hawley is getting a hand from President Donald Trump. McCaskill's campaign on Wednesday said she raised more than $4.3...

Pro-Brexit group chief denies breaching electoral rules

Jul. 4, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former head of the official "leave" campaign in Britain's 2016 vote on European Union membership denied breaking spending rules on Wednesday ahead of a report from the country's electoral watchdog. The Electoral Commission has not yet published its report on Vote Leave. But Matthew...

Aide to Trump adviser Roger Stone resisting Mueller subpoena

Jun. 28, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An aide of President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone is resisting a subpoena to provide documents and testify before a grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Andrew Miller worked during the 2016 campaign for Stone, whose contacts are being scrutinized...

The Latest: In Oklahoma, Republicans ousted over teacher pay

Jun. 27, 2018 1:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local): 1:30 a.m. It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but a bad night for incumbent Republicans who voted against a tax package earlier this year to fund a teacher pay raise. Several GOP...

GOP sharpens focus on Justice Department as election looms

Jun. 26, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Republicans have struggled in an election year to find resolution on immigration and other policies, a handful of GOP lawmakers have managed to keep much of the chamber's attention on another topic — what they say is bias at the Department of Justice. The House Judiciary...

Correction: Congressional Primaries-Nevada story

Jun. 12, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a story June 7 about Nevada's congressional primary elections, The Associated Press reported erroneously the timing of the National Rifle Association endorsement of Scott Hammond. The NRA endorsed Hammond in May, after Danny Tarkanian entered the 3rd District Republican race, not...