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President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Norton Shores, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states

Oct. 17, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to "destroy the American way of life" in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin — two Midwestern states that were instrumental to his 2016 victory but may now...

President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Marine One as he leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump campaign manager tests positive for COVID

Oct. 3, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump testing positive for the coronavirus and being hospitalized (all times EDT): 12:10 a.m. President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh has confirmed the news,...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Abdisellam Hassen Ahmed, a Somali refugee who had been stuck in limbo after President Donald Trump temporarily banned refugee entries, walks with his wife Nimo Hashi, and his 2-year-old daughter, Taslim, who he met for the first time after arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport.  Refugee advocates, including faith-based groups that President Donald Trump is courting in his re-election bid, called on Congress Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to halt his administration’s plans to slash the limit on refugees allowed into the U.S. to a record low, saying it goes against America’s values.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Faith groups decry Trump's plans for record low refugee cap

Oct. 1, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Refugee advocates, including faith-based groups that President Donald Trump is courting in his re-election bid, called on Congress Thursday to halt his administration’s plans to slash the limit on refugees allowed into the U.S. to a record low, saying it goes against...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bemidji, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, Biden absorb news of Ginsburg death on the fly

Sep. 19, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minnesota (AP) — Minutes into the latest Donald Trump campaign rally, the world got word that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. But no one told the president. No one passed him a note. No one whispered in his ear. So Trump continued with his speech, seemingly oblivious to the seismic news that...

Police arrest suspect in shooting death of campaign worker

Sep. 17, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Thursday said they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate. The man was arrested in Plymouth after trying to elude police, they said. His identity wasn't immediately...

2 shot in Minneapolis had worked for candidate

Sep. 16, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who had worked for a Minnesota congressional candidate was shot and killed in an attack outside a gas station on Minneapolis' north side. A second person who also had worked for Republican Lacy Johnson was wounded in the attack Monday. Both police and Johnson, a...

Supporters stand with construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene, right, as she's on the phone, late Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Rome, Ga. Greene, criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, won the GOP nomination for northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Georgia candidate's post removed for inciting violence

Sep. 4, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Facebook removed a photo illustration showing a Republican congressional candidate in Georgia posing with a rifle next to three Democratic House members, saying Friday that it violated the social media platform's policy against inciting violence. The illustration, a montage of four photos,...

FILE - In this pair of Aug. 17, 2020, file photos, Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse, left, and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, right, wait for the start of a debate in Springfield, Mass. Morse is a candidate and Neal is the incumbent in Massachusetts' 1st congressional district in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary election. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)

Progressive challengers' year: 3 wins and some close calls

Sep. 3, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressives trying to shove Congress to the left by competing in this year's Democratic primaries ousted three moderate incumbents, won other victories and established themselves as a force that's not going away. But some challengers lost, and their overall wins were a modest number...