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Stacey Abrams says she's still considering presidential bid

May. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she's still considering running for president in 2020. Abrams answered "yes" when asked in an interview with Pod Save America airing Thursday afternoon if she was still contemplating joining the crowded Democratic presidential...

White House launches new uphill bid to overhaul immigration

May. 7, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving a deeply contentious issue that has stymied both Congress and the administration, the White House launched a new bid Tuesday to overhaul a legal immigration system that President Donald Trump has long railed against. Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the...

Trump's GOP allies press for action on disaster aid bill

May. 1, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump's GOP allies increasingly lose patience with a weekslong standoff over the widely backed bill. A new Senate GOP offer is aimed at breaking the logjam in...

With Georgia's Abrams out, former mayor announces Senate bid

May. 1, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson says she's officially running for the U.S. Senate in 2020, just one day after fellow Democrat Stacey Abrams announced she wouldn't run. Tomlinson announced her candidacy on Wednesday for the seat now held by incumbent Georgia...

Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

May. 1, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader...

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won't run for Senate in 2020

Apr. 30, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted her to national acclaim. Abrams, 45, came within...

Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

Apr. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in Perdue's campaign finance...

Infighting stalls disaster aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast

Apr. 11, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, Washington infighting has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia are desperately seeking. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed by back-to-back...

Former Columbus mayor eyes Georgia US Senate bid as Democrat

Apr. 8, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor of Columbus is running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat now held by incumbent Georgia Republican David Perdue. Teresa Tomlinson filed Friday with the Federal Elections Commission to establish an exploratory committee. However, Tomlinson tells the Ledger-Enquirer of...

Trump picks former prosecutor for Georgia federal judge post

Apr. 6, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a former federal prosecutor to fill a vacant judge's position in Georgia. The White House said in a news release Trump plans to nominate Steven D. Grimberg of Atlanta to serve as a U.S. District Court judge in the Northern District of Georgia. Grimberg is a...