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Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

Oct. 22, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they win House

Oct. 21, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

Oct. 20, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Campaigning on opposite sides of a pivotal Senate race, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appealed to party loyalists in Nevada as early voting began Saturday in the state. Wrapping up a three-day visit to Western states with midday rally in rural Elko, Trump lent...

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...

Pilot gives $1m to McConnell-linked PAC aiding Blackburn

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The gas station chain founded by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's family has donated $1 million to a political committee supporting Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid. Campaign finance reports show Pilot Corporation made the Aug. 28 donation to the Senate Leadership...

Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare

Oct. 17, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will seek cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they keep control of Congress in the November election. It's a familiar message for Democrats, who have for...

Senate Democrats skip hearing amid post-Kavanaugh tensions

Oct. 17, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did. Every Democrat on the panel skipped a Wednesday hearing on judicial nominations. The Democrats said the hearing should have been canceled because the Senate is not in session ahead...

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

Oct. 17, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. In a...

Read the transcript of AP's interview with President Trump

Oct. 17, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. "OFF THE RECORD" indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publication. ___ President Donald Trump: How is the business of the news?...

Read the transcript of AP's interview with President Trump

Oct. 17, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. "OFF THE RECORD" indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publication. ___ President Donald Trump: How is the business of the news?...