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Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

Sep. 21, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside city...

'He's been there': Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

Sep. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Sep. 21, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

Sep. 21, 2018 2:01 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor...

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

Sep. 20, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election in Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never...

The Latest: Heller, Trump praise each other in Las Vegas

Sep. 20, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a rally for Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump and Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller are praising each other at a rally in Las Vegas. Trump told the crowd that he and Heller didn't like each other and fought when they started out, but...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

Sep. 20, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claimed Thursday he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael...

Trump backs 'outstanding' Webber in House race vs. Sherrill

Sep. 20, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday on one of the most watched House races in this year's election to endorse Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber over Democrat Mikie Sherrill. Trump narrowly won the northern New Jersey's 11th District — situated just north of his golf club...

Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

Sep. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won't you release your tax returns? It wasn't a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was...

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

Sep. 20, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate...