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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

Sep. 24, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses drew swift blowback Thursday from both parties in Congress, and lawmakers turned to unprecedented steps to ensure he can't ignore the vote of the people. Amid the uproar, Trump said anew he's not sure...

Minnesota candidate's death triggers special House election

Sep. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota congressional race won't be decided in November after one of the candidates died, triggering a provision in state law that it be pushed to a special election in February, the secretary of state said. Adam Charles Weeks, of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, was running in the...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses

Sep. 23, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as they try to defeat President Donald Trump, capture the Senate from Republicans and keep their House majority. The legislation, a wide-ranging package of new and...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, ballots are recounted in Maine's 2nd Congressional District in Augusta, Maine. Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race under in the Nov. 3, 2020, election after a ruling Tuesday, Sept. 22, by the Maine Supreme Court. The court concluded the state Republican Party failed to gain enough signatures for a referendum to reject a state law expanding ranked choice voting. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)

Ranked choice voting in Maine a go for presidential election

Sep. 22, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the U.S. under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded that a GOP-led petition drive intended to prevent its use came up short. The Supreme Judicial Court concluded the Maine...

FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Cummings wrote he felt “pure pain” from President Donald Trump's tweets about Baltimore in a memoir that is being published posthumously.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Cummings wrote of 'pure pain' from Trump tweets on Baltimore

Sep. 17, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings felt “pure pain” from President Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore, and the Maryland Democrat wrote “I could feel the attack to my core,” in a memoir that is being published posthumously. Cummings describes...

In this image from video, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during the fourth night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)

House GOP unveils tax cuts, police funds in election agenda

Sep. 15, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy rolled out Republicans' priorities of tax breaks and police funding Tuesday, the GOP's calling card to voters as they try to wrest back seats from Democrats in a long-shot November election bid for majority control. Republicans campaigning alongside...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran representatives facing tight reelections in include Peterson of Minnesota and Steve Chabot of Ohio. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Veteran House incumbents cling to seats as districts evolve

Sep. 11, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he logs another campaign season piloting his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza around his vast, crimson-red Minnesota district, voters greet Rep. Collin Peterson by name. But something else is hauntingly familiar as the Democrat seeks a 16th term in Congress. “There are so many...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel smiles as she visits Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's election night party in Costa Mesa, Calif. Republican Steel, who heads the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has seized on the fight over affirmative action and the new labor law known as AB5 in her bid to oust first-term Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

Sep. 9, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November...

This Sept. 1, 2020 photo shows Jake Auchincloss, who is running in the Massachusetts 4th District race, campaigns  Foxboro, Mass., near the John J. Ahern Middle School on Primary Day.  Auchincloss has won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. The Newton city councilor edged out six fellow Democrats in a race for the 4th Congressional District. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

Marine wins Democratic primary for Kennedy's US House seat

Sep. 4, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Jake Auchincloss, a city councilor in suburban Boston and a former Marine, won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee in the race to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. Auchincloss edged out six other Democratic candidates in the crowded field for the open...

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, left, talks with Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

House subpoenas embattled Postal Service leader over delays

Sep. 2, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for records about the widespread mail delivery delays that have pulled the Postal Service into the political spotlight as it prepares to handle an onslaught of ballots in the November election. The...