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WHAT'S HAPPENING: A struggle for next steps on immigration

Jun. 21, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

A day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that stopped the separations of parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the government wrestled with the ramifications of the order and had no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children with their mothers and fathers. A look at the...

The Latest: Trump complains Dems 'won't vote for anything'

Jun. 21, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is complaining that Democrats "won't vote for anything!" after the House killed a hard-right immigration bill and Republican leaders delayed a planned vote on a compromise package Thursday. Trump...

The Latest: DC OKs change in minimum wage for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Washington, D.C. (all times EDT): 9:28 p.m. Washington, D.C., voters have approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the way restaurants and bars pay tipped employees. With 90 percent of the vote reported Tuesday night, Initiative 77 had secured...

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

Jun. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise immigration proposal...

Ink and iron: Stereotype-defying candidate aims to flip seat

Jun. 15, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Richard Ojeda is a retired Army paratrooper with combat medals, 26 tattoos and a 300-pound bench press — no ordinary candidate for Congress. But 2018 is no ordinary political year, and that has some Democrats thinking he's right for the moment, giving them their best chance...

Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

Jun. 14, 2018 1:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The outcome...

Marine veteran has lead in Maine congressional primary

Jun. 13, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker who served in the U.S. Marine Corps had the most first-place votes in a Democratic congressional primary Tuesday, but it'll take additional tabulations to determine if he earned the right to challenge two-term Republican incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin. Jared Golden, of...

Battle for 2 key open US House seats set in Nevada

Jun. 13, 2018 3:26 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democrats in Nevada have two open congressional seats to defend in November, and Tuesday's primary voting set the stage for what could be some of the most expensive, hard-fought House races in the country. Republican Danny Tarkanian, son of legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian,...

The Latest: Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP race

Jun. 13, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 2:40 a.m. The owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada has ousted a Republican state lawmaker running for re-election. Dennis Hof defeated incumbent Assembly member James Oscarson and a third candidate in a GOP primary race Tuesday. Hof starred in the...

Test of Trump loyalty topples South Carolina's Sanford

Jun. 13, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat Tuesday hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent's public extramarital affair seven years ago. In the most dramatic result in primaries...