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All statewide-elected SC officers give early Graham support

Jun. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is heading into his re-election campaign with a slate of endorsements from state Republicans, a strong position he hasn't always enjoyed. Graham's campaign has told The Associated Press that all eight of South Carolina's statewide-elected officers...

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...

The Latest: Trump kicks off 2020 bid by airing grievances

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally that focused more on settling scores than on laying out his agenda for a second term. On Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida,...

US launches hospital ship to countries absorbing Venezuelans

Jun. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence declared Tuesday that Venezuela's authoritarian leader "must go" as the U.S. Navy launched a hospital ship on a five-month mission to help Latin American countries struggling to absorb migrants from the crisis-wracked country. Pence briefly toured the ship at Miami's...

4-term Indiana GOP Rep. Susan Brooks won't seek reelection

Jun. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks announced Friday that she won't seek reelection next year because she wants to spend more time with her family after four terms in Congress — a pending retirement that follows Democrats' plans to target her suburban Indianapolis district...

Trump doesn't commit to backing Pence for president in 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Vice President Mike Pence doesn't automatically have his backing should he mount his own run for the White House in 2024. Asked on Friday in an interview with Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" whether he would lend his endorsement to Pence in advance,...

Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

Jun. 14, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office of Special...

US hospital ship begins 5-month mission in the Americas

Jun. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort begins on Friday a five-month medical assistance mission in 11 countries of the Americas affected by Venezuela's humanitarian crisis. Capt. B.J. Diebold, the mission commander, said the goal of the $34 million operation will be "addressing all our...

Rep. Walker won't challenge Sen. Tillis in NC GOP primary

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign. Walker said...

While Trump wages trade war, Pence tries to ease GOP anxiety

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A group of Pennsylvania manufacturers surrounded Mike Pence as he offered his standard greeting from President Donald Trump. The response was underwhelming. "When I told him I was in the Keystone State, I think he sounded just a little bit jealous," the vice president said to a few audible...