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FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. This election year's battle for control of the House is once again hinging heavily on a fight over suburban voters. 
 Democrats boast an ever-expanding target list that includes a half-dozen Republican seats in Texas plus others outside Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

House Dems seek to hold suburbs as Trump's slide worries GOP

Aug. 2, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a suburban Houston congressional district that backed President Donald Trump in 2016, a twice-elected Republican sheriff is battling a Democrat who's the son of an immigrant from India. To Democrats, that smells like an opportunity. Things are flipped in central New York, where...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.  Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. A post on Cain's Twitter account on Thursday, July 30, 2020 announced the death.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

Jul. 30, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. Dan Calabrese, who authored a post on Cain's website announcing...

FILE - In this June 6, 2011 file photo, the German and U.S. flags fly on a lamp post in front of the White House in Washington ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit. Defense officials say the U.S. will pull 12,000 troops from Germany, bringing 6,400 forces home and shifting 5,600 to other countries in Europe, including Italy and Belgium. The plan will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

US to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany, move 5,600 more

Jul. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, American defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years...

Israel's outgoing ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the central Israeli city of Ra'anana, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Danon affirmed the country’s bond with the Trump administration, dismissing notions that Israel would pay a price for its tight ties to the divisive president should he be defeated in November. Danon said he was relieved that the more radical forces in the Democratic Party failed to win the party’s nomination and that Israel could prosper with either Trump or Joe Biden in the White House. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Returning UN envoy: Israel won't suffer for tight Trump ties

Jul. 28, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — Israel's returning ambassador to the United Nations affirmed the country's bond with the Trump administration Tuesday, dismissing notions that Israel would pay a price for its tight ties to the divisive president should he be defeated in November. In his first comprehensive interview...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. House Republicans facing electoral uncertainty in November turned on one another in a private meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as a small group of conservative lawmakers confronted House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney over what they said was disloyalty to President Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Conservatives lash out at Liz Cheney over Trump criticism

Jul. 24, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans facing electoral uncertainty in November turned on one another in a private meeting on Tuesday, as a small group of conservative lawmakers confronted House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney over what they said was disloyalty to President Donald Trump. The lawmakers...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks with reporters about the coronavirus relief package negotiations, at the White House, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House drops payroll tax cut after GOP allies object

Jul. 23, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday reluctantly dropped his bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans stumbled anew in efforts to unite around a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package to begin negotiations with Democrats who are seeking far more. Frustrating new delays came as...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015, file photo a bridge marks the entrance to the U.S. Army's Fort Benning as the sun rises in Columbus, Ga. The Senate on Thursday, July 23, 2020, joined the House in defying a veto threat from President Donald Trump to approve defense legislation that would remove the names of Confederate officers from American military bases such as Fort Bragg and Fort Benning. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)

Congress defies Trump veto threat on Confederate base names

Jul. 23, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday joined the House in defying a veto threat from President Donald Trump to approve defense legislation that would remove the names of Confederate officers from American military bases such as Fort Bragg and Fort Benning. The Senate approved the annual policy measure,...

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leave a news conference after a Republican luncheon, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

White House, GOP agree on virus testing in new aid bill

Jul. 22, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep disagreements over the scope of the $1 trillion in federal aid remain ahead of Thursday's expected roll out. Facing a GOP revolt, Senate Majority Leader...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

Tennessee GOP Senate race a new test for Trump's endorsement

Jul. 22, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s endorsement clout will get another test in the Aug. 6 open Republican U.S. Senate primary in Tennessee. Bill Hagerty, Trump's former ambassador to Japan, has the president's endorsement in a race against Manny Sethi, a Nashville trauma surgeon who...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi shakes hands with Republican Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, during a campaign event Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Lascassas, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

Ad wars heat up in Tennessee Senate primary race

Jul. 21, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With less than three weeks to go before the Tennessee primary election, the top Republican candidates vying for the state's open Senate seat have notably stepped up their attacks against each other. Bill Hagerty, a former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, released a new television ad...