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Ex-Trump voting battle adviser set for South Carolina forum

Sep. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

A GOP lawyer who advised former President Donald Trump in his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results and the lawmaker leading Republicans' efforts to win back a Senate majority, are among speakers planned for a South Carolina gathering billed as a must-stop on the road to the...

Newsom campaign theme: Don't let California become Texas

Sep. 10, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the closing days of the recall effort that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, his campaign has found a familiar foil that's as big as Texas. In fact, it is Texas. New Texas laws banning most abortions and restricting ways to vote ...

Today in History

Aug. 13, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2021. There are 140 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 13, 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age...

Texans QB’s sex assault cases highlight concerns amid #MeToo

Aug. 07, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lawyers fighting sexual assault and harassment allegations against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson face a predicament: Defending their client means working to discredit the claims of 22 women who are more likely to be believed in the #MeToo era. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...

Trump's kingmaker status faces test in Ohio special election

Aug. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — As soon as it became clear last week that a Texas congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump would be defeated in a special election, the former president's allies quickly shifted their attention to Ohio to ward off another embarrassing loss. ...

Texas congressman sworn in after beating Trump-backed rival

Jul. 30, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Jake Ellzey was sworn in to the House on Friday, days after winning a special election in which he defeated his predecessor's widow, who was backed by former President Donald Trump. Trump continues to hold tremendous sway over the GOP...

GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

Jul. 27, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over...