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Trump says Dems using 'con game' to sink Kavanaugh's bid

Sep. 25, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, forcefully dismissing allegations against the judge as Republicans began preparations for a pivotal hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, a woman...

The Latest: Dem: Trump sending wrong message on Kavanaugh

Sep. 25, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Democratic Sen. Patty Murray says President Donald Trump is sending the wrong message by diminishing the account of a woman who's accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct...

Kim Davis' opponent fends off attacks _ from primary rival

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants a second term in office. Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. is running against her, and the campaign has predictably turned to allegations of bigotry. But it's Caudill,...

Groups with Obama ties help with black voters in 5 states

Sep. 25, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Political committees with ties to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and former President Barack Obama are aiming digital messages to black voters in five states with pivotal U.S. Senate races. The Senate Majority PAC, which is run by a close Schumer ally, and Priorities USA Action,...

Minnesota Democratic chairman says Ellison probe wrapping up

Sep. 25, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election. A former long-term girlfriend accused Ellison of physical abuse last...

Trump: Democrats engaging in 'con job' against high-court pick Kavanaugh, praises nominee's denials as 'so believable'

Sep. 25, 2018 11:52 AM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Trump: Democrats engaging in 'con job' against high-court pick Kavanaugh, praises nominee's denials as 'so believable'

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says on Twitter that Kavanaugh is "a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of...

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate...

Candidates for governor in red Oklahoma face off at forum

Sep. 24, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democrat trying to capture the governor's seat in Oklahoma said Monday his government experience is a benefit, but he also quickly pointed out that it's been eight years since he's held office in the red state where a dozen incumbents have already lost primary elections this year....

Democratic Congressional candidate in Florida dies

Sep. 24, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 54-year-old Florida Democrat who was making her third run for Congress has died. According to Abbe Forman, a close friend and campaign organizer, April Freeman of Sarasota died Sunday night. Freeman had recent heart issues. The candidate's husband, David Freeman, posted the news on...