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FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledges the crowd during a campaign rally in Kansas City, Mo. Biden has won the presidential primary in Hawaii. The results were announced Saturday, May 23, 2020. The party-run primary was delayed by more than a month because of the coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus

May. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Joe Biden won the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s party-run presidential primary on Saturday, which was delayed by more than a month because of the coronavirus. Biden defeated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 63% to 37%. Biden won 16 of Hawaii's delegates and Sanders will take eight. Biden...

Joe Biden wins Hawaii’s Democratic primary, which was delayed by the coronavirus and turned into an all-mail election

May. 23, 2020 6:00 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Joe Biden wins Hawaii’s Democratic primary, which was delayed by the coronavirus and turned into an all-mail election.
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, oil executive and Republican U.S. House candidate Claire Chase campaigns in Los Lunas, N.M. and talks about her plans to support President Donald Trump. Three Republican hopefuls seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for a key southern New Mexico seat. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Dem super PAC pushes 'weak' GOP US House primary candidate

May. 23, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A liberal super PAC is jumping into a New Mexico contested GOP U.S. House primary and running commercials in apparent support of a President Donald Trump ally that Democrats believe they can defeat in November. Patriot Majority PAC began airing television commercials Saturday...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are brandishing the latest approach in their uphill fight for House control this November: battering moderate Democrats for backing a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promising benefits for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP's bid for House

May. 23, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are brandishing the latest weapon in their uphill fight for House control this November: votes by moderate Democrats to pass a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promising benefits for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. They're also celebrating their recent capture...

Fagan wins Democratic primary for secretary of state

May. 22, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Shemia Fagan, a state senator from Portland, has won the Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state. Fagan beat fellow state Sen. Mark Hass, of Beaverton, in a very tight race. She will face state Sen. Kim Thatcher in the fall. Thatcher, from Keizer, won the GOP primary. The...

Kansas state Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, R-Hiawatha, confers with Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, R-Galena, while senators debate a sweeping coronavirus measure, early Friday, May 22, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Republicans pushed the bill to passage, and it curbs Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's power to direct the state's pandemic response. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas lawmakers OK barring COVID-19 suits, curbing governor

May. 22, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans pushed a sweeping coronavirus measure through the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature on Friday, aiming to shield businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits and take control of the state's pandemic response from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Some...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Howze for Congress campaign shows Republican 10th Congressional District candidate Ted Howze in Modesto, Calif. National and state Republicans have withdrawn their support for the candidate over offensive online posts that he says are not his words. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has called the posts disturbing but has not withdrawn his endorsement of Howze, who is facing freshman Democrat Josh Harder in the farm belt's swing 10th District. In a statement sent to The Associated Press on Friday, May 22, 2020, Howze said he was the target of “maliciously false attacks

Republicans back away from House candidate over online posts

May. 22, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — National and state Republicans have withdrawn their support from a California congressional candidate over offensive online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that he says are not his words. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has called the posts disturbing but has not...

Kansas state Sen. Gene Suellentrop, left, R-Wichita, speaks with Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, right, outside her Statehouse office, as her security officer watches, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Kelly is practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

GOP tirade against Democratic leader caps Kansas session

May. 22, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A marathon legislative session in Kansas ended early Friday with two Republican senators denouncing a Democratic leader who had accused them of racism over their treatment of the state's Hispanic labor secretary. The dispute stems from an email Anthony Hensley sent on Wednesday accusing...

Kansas state senators and a staffer confer during talks with House members over the final contents of a bill that would limit Gov. Laura Kelly's power to direct the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. They are, left to right, Sen. Vic Miller, D-Topeka; Sen. Rick Wilborn, R-McPherson; Sen. Eric Rucker, R-Topeka, and Darren Beckham, executive assistant to Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas lawmakers push limits on governor as AG doubts orders

May. 22, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans lawmakers in Kansas hashed out a plan Thursday night for limiting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's power to direct the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic after the state's GOP attorney general suggested Kelly's been on “legally suspect” ground for three...

President Donald Trump points while boarding Air Force One as he departs Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump will visit a Ypsilanti, Mich., Ford plant that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump counting on Supreme Court to block probes, lawsuits

May. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won at least a temporary reprieve from the Supreme Court earlier this week in keeping secret grand jury materials from the Russia investigation away from Democratic lawmakers. The president and his administration are counting on the justices for more help to stymie...