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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas

Jul. 20, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — descended on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their emboldened liberal message to an unlikely testing ground before next month's congressional primaries....

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Jul. 20, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. The GOP's national committee selected North Carolina's largest city over...

Democrats find not-so-secret weapon in Trump controversies

Jul. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled Wednesday night with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza. As they watched their kids play with Legos in the corner of the bar, Kristen...

The Latest: GOP leaders: No invitation for Putin planned

Jul. 20, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4 p.m. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says Russian President Vladimir Putin should not expect an invitation to address Congress if he visits Washington in the fall. Ryan spokeswoman...

Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care

Jul. 20, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ringed by a handful of cheering activist supporters, liberal House Democrats gathered outside the Capitol this week to announce they were forming a caucus to seek "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, Democratic senators were...

Republican Party picks Charlotte, NC to host 2020 presidential nominating convention

Jul. 20, 2018 12:50 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Party picks Charlotte, NC to host 2020 presidential nominating convention .

The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

Jul. 19, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting would be a...

Glance: a look at Corey Stewart's past

Jul. 19, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart has frequently courted controversy during his political career. Here's a sample of headline-grabbing moves Stewart has made: -During the 2016 presidential campaign, Stewart is an early supporter of Donald Trump and is named Virginia chairman of the...

Contrasting Virginia campaigns could affect control of House

Jul. 19, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some GOP congressmen in Virginia want nothing to do with their own party's provocative candidate for Senate, Corey Stewart, an outspoken acolyte of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments. Stewart says he's fine with the cold shoulders if it helps Republicans win....

The Latest: GOP group backs Lewis despite "slut" comments

Jul. 19, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a Minnesota congressman's disparaging comments about women (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The National Republican Congressional Committee is sticking with GOP Rep. Jason Lewis despite 2012 comments in which he wondered publicly "can we call anybody a slut?" The remarks,...