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California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

Oct. 16, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained...

Democrats lead GOP in money race ahead of midterms

Oct. 16, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, pitting a wave of Democrats' individual smaller donors against some of the GOP's deepest pockets. Although the Senate map positions Republicans...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Oct. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to...

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

Oct. 15, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party's candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP's most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting...

GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan's Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Oct. 14, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November's election, cleverly cultivating an "Iron Stache" persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely. Then Ryan decided to retire , transforming a faint upset hope into a...

Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

Oct. 13, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a...

Toxic talk: Politicians decry incivility, practice it, too

Oct. 11, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a lot of scolding about smack talk in Washington these days, and whether "civility" in politics is possible — or even desirable — ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Lots of Americans got riled up over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. Party leaders...

Rising trash talk in our politics: The latest uncivil debate

Oct. 10, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a lot of talk in Washington these days about whether that quaint politeness known as "civility" is possible — or even desirable — among the nation's political combatants. Lots of people got riled up over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, and party...

The Latest: McConnell says no GOP senator for Sessions' job

Oct. 10, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interview with The Associated Press (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that if President Donald Trump decides to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his replacement won't be a Senate Republican....

Ryan says 'big fight' coming over border wall after election

Oct. 8, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday promised a "big fight" over border wall funding after midterm elections as part of a commitment he made to President Donald Trump. Ryan said he and others in Congress did not think a funding fight made sense ahead of the midterms. Trump wants three times...