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Democrats spending millions to take back statehouses

Aug. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state-level races. In a longtime...

As rivals head to California, Biden chooses New Hampshire

Aug. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

Joe Biden won't be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, skipping the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead. The former vice president will have the nation's first primary state essentially to himself as his top rivals jockey for attention...

Maryland Democrats want to move on ahead education plan

Aug. 19, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats are pledging to move forward with a commission's plan to improve the state's schools, after the state's Republican governor described it as "fiscally irresponsible." The Baltimore Sun reported that Democrats who control the General Assembly expressed support for...

No. 4 House Democrat issues call for impeachment inquiry

Aug. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it's time to hold him accountable. The New Mexico congressman, third in line behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a 2020 candidate...

Amash dumped Trump, and now Mich. district may dump Amash

Aug. 19, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who...

Analysis: GOP candidates talk tax cuts, but no spending cuts

Aug. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's seven-year tax deal, aimed at bringing a cease-fire to the state's tax feuds after seven special legislative sessions across three years, hasn't ended the tax debates, which now have become central to the governor's race. While Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards skips...

Analysis: Republicans line up to support immigration arrests

Aug. 18, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

Many Mississippi Republican officials see the immigration raids on seven chicken processing plants earlier this month not only as good policy, but as good politics. The raids were maybe most a gift to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who lucked into a Twitter clash with Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, currently a huge...

Deadline passes for new Democratic Party elections

Aug. 18, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A deadline has passed for the Alabama Democratic Party to elect new leaders. National party officials had given the state party until Aug. 17 to hold new elections for chairman and vice chairman and to adopt new bylaws and encourage participation by more minorities. The directive...

Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...

Acting White House Chief of Staff coming to Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is the latest high-profile conservative to commit to a big Republican fundraiser in rural northern Nevada next month. Morning Nevada PAC announced Friday Mulvaney will attend its fifth annual Basque Fry Sept. 14 at a ranch near...