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President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

Aug. 9, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020 file image from video, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines faces off Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in the first of three debates against his Democratic opponent, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, in a race that is among the GOP-held seats in states won by President Trump in 2016 that Democrats think they have a chance to flip in November. (Senate Television via AP, File)

Daines, Bullock square off over virus in first Senate debate

Aug. 9, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Candidates clashed over the coronavirus response during Montana’s first U.S. Senate debate, as Republican incumbent Sen. Steve Daines faced his Democratic opponent, Gov. Steve Bullock, in a competitive race that Democrats hope to win in their quest to regain control of the...

FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who decided not to run for reelection so she could focus on her presidential campaign, which was ultimately unsuccessful.   (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat

Aug. 9, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat. He felt so strongly that Hawaii residents were being hurt by the presidential ambitions of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard that he announced early on he would challenge his fellow Democrat....

State Sen. Kai Kahele wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat

Aug. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — State Sen. Kai Kahele wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

Incumbent Ed Case wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District seat

Aug. 9, 2020 1:17 AM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Incumbent Ed Case wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District seat.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Aug. 8, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump's orders...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020 file image from video, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines faces off Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in the first of three debates against his Democratic opponent, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, in a race that is among the GOP-held seats in states won by President Trump in 2016 that Democrats think they have a chance to flip in November. (Senate Television via AP, File)

Daines, Bullock square off over virus in first Senate debate

Aug. 8, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Candidates clashed over the coronavirus response during Montana’s first U.S. Senate debate, as Republican incumbent Sen. Steve Daines faced his Democratic opponent, Gov. Steve Bullock, in a competitive race that Democrats hope to win in their quest to regain control of the...

In this June 9, 2020, photo, U.S. House District 14 candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene talks with attendees at her watch party on at the Courtyard by Mariott in Rome, Ga. (Olivia Morley/The Rome News-Tribune via AP)

U.S. House Republican runoffs top ballot for Georgia voters

Aug. 8, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in Georgia will return to the polls Tuesday for runoffs to settle party nominations in four congressional races and 17 legislative races, as well as a closely watched contest for who will claim the Democratic nod for district attorney in Fulton County. Here's a look at some top races:...

FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William

Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

Aug. 8, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival. When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he'd taken a cognitive test, Biden responded that the question...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 25, 2020, file photo, the words

States race to pass policing reforms after Floyd's death

Aug. 8, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform proposals that in some cases have languished for years. The urgency is bipartisan, as both Democratic and Republican...