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Trump plan would shift immigration focus to 'merit'

May. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says...

Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro passes on Senate run in Texas

May. 1, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joaquin Castro, the Texas Democrat who leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said Wednesday he was again passing up a Senate run despite hinting for months that 2020 might finally be his year. It makes Castro, whose twin brother Julián Castro is running for president, the...

Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

May. 1, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader...

GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats' socialism

Apr. 29, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism. "That's not what government is or what it should be," he told about 200 Alamosa County...

Are Dems pushing the US toward socialism? Citizens weigh in

Apr. 29, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — Republicans such as Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado are arguing the Senate must stay under GOP control in next year's elections to prevent Democrats from pushing the country toward socialism . A sampling of comments from Colorado residents and others on the subject: Terry Hammond,...

Lawmakers bring back bills protecting state cannabis rules

Apr. 4, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would ensure states have the right to enact their own marijuana policies. The Marijuana Business Daily reports the matching bills brought back to the House and Senate on Thursday would create an exemption in the Controlled...

For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate

Mar. 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their...

Senate Democrats grill Interior pick on past lobbying work

Mar. 28, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former oil and gas lobbyist nominated to head the Interior Department declined on Thursday to commit to recusing himself from future regulatory decisions involving past clients, telling senators "you want to have your A quarterback on the team." David Bernhardt appeared before the...