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Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Aug. 18, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but...

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

Aug. 17, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP hopeful Kris Kobach as "incompetent and corrupt." Orman's entry into the race...

After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

Aug. 17, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate convened for a rare August work period, the late-summer session serves as a reminder of how much has changed in the partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. This time last year, the two men were barely on speaking terms. Trump...

GOP candidate runs for multiple offices to preserve spots

Aug. 16, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A perennial political candidate secured the Republican nomination to run for at least five offices, including the U.S. House, in a strategy to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects in the largely Democratic state. In Tuesday's primary, H. Brooke Paige, a...

GOP buys Cuomo ticket to Canada after US greatness comment

Aug. 16, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's political opponents on the right and left seized Thursday on his comment that America "was never that great," with Republicans buying him a bus ticket to Canada and intra-party rival Cynthia Nixon accusing him of trying and failing to sound like a...

Dems say they'll sue if they don't get Kavanaugh documents

Aug. 16, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said Thursday they will file a federal lawsuit next month if government agencies deny their requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's days as an aide to President George W. Bush. The threat represents Democrats' latest attempt to focus the public...

GOP divide emerges over Trump's Space Force

Aug. 16, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force, but key Republicans in the Senate aren't sold on the idea, setting up a debate over establishing and paying for a new branch of the military. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told The...

Brazil's Temer backs other party's presidential candidate

Aug. 16, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election. Temer said in an interview published Thursday by the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that he sees former Sao Paulo Gov. Geraldo Alckmin of the right-leaning...

Pakistan's ruling party suspends lawmaker for assault

Aug. 16, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The party of Pakistan's prime minister-designate on Thursday suspended a newly elected lawmaker after a video surfaced online showing him beating up a citizen in the southern city of Karachi. The action by the party of former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Tahreek-e-Insaf,...

Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

Aug. 16, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As temperatures topped 110 degrees last week outside a Latin American grocery store in Las Vegas, 19-year-old Diara Hernandez bounded up to customers, greeting them with a smile and a clipboard to ask in Spanish if they're registered to vote — or can vote. Hernandez, a College of...