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Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Sep. 16, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal knows as the Green New Deal takes...

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed...

The Latest: GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

Sep. 16, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a new allegation of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The chairman of the Senate committee that hosted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings is ripping The New York Times for publishing...

Trump to raise $15M for re-elect in California trip

Sep. 16, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to raise more than $15 million this week during a two-day California fundraising swing. A Republican official familiar with the plans says Trump will raise $3 million Tuesday at a lunch in the Bay Area and $5 million at a dinner that evening in Beverly Hills...

Trump's rally in New Mexico is a bid for an upset next year

Sep. 16, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

Paul says he won't back Cheney if she runs for Senate

Sep. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that he won't back GOP congresswoman Liz Cheney and her support for "endless wars" if she decides to run for the Senate from Wyoming. Paul confirmed on CNN that he's supporting Republican Cynthia Lummis, a former House member. Cheney, meanwhile, doubled...

Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats

Sep. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you

Sep. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn. The 28-year-old Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, didn't vote in 2016, and she wasn't even registered to vote in the state. But there she was on Monday, standing in line for hours in the 90-degree heat waiting to enter President Donald...

Spying claims spur calls for Washington lawmaker ouster

Sep. 14, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's liberal reputation is well-known, but voters in a conservative legislative district have re-elected Republican lawyer Matt Shea to the Legislature six times — as he has raged against Communists and atheists he thinks will destroy the U.S. and lobbied for a...

States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

Sep. 13, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up. The nation's Republican state attorneys general have, for the most part, lined up in support of a...