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AP Analysis: N. Carolina flashes warnings for Trump and Dems

Sep. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's special election results are flashing 2020 warning signs for Republican President Donald Trump — and also for his Democratic foe, whoever that turns out to be. Even though Republicans won Tuesday's race for a House seat, the narrow victory for Dan Bishop...

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and...

2 more House Republicans retiring ahead of 2020 elections

Sep. 5, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day started with one Republican congressman from Texas announcing he would retire and ended with another, a long-serving former committee chairman from Wisconsin, saying he too was ready to bow out, signaling the House GOP mood as the party tries to find its path back to the majority...

California Rep. Susan Davis to step down after 10 terms

Sep. 4, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rep. Susan Davis, a long-serving member of Congress from San Diego, announced Wednesday that she will not seek another term. In a statement, the 75-year-old Davis said she's ready to return to her Southern California home after serving in Congress since January 2001. "I have struggled to...

Western Illinois Head Start program receives $2.6M

Aug. 20, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois early education program will receive $2.6 million in federal funding. The grant for West Central Community Services was announced Monday. The money will benefit the agency's Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Knox, Warren and Henderson counties. The...

Sentries, not 'squad': Moderate Dems ones to watch for 2020

Aug. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Abigail Spanberger talked about rural broadband. She held court on health care, solar energy and the border crisis. But as the freshman Democrat from Virginia fielded a dozen questions during a recent town hall in Culpeper, she never once took on President Donald Trump directly...

Top aides leave Dem campaign arm amid diversity complaints

Jul. 30, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mass departure of top aides shook the House Democrats' campaign arm Tuesday, an exodus that followed complaints from Hispanic and black lawmakers that the organization's staff lacked diversity and that came amid a war of words between the party and President Donald Trump over race. Rep....

Trump administration, Democrats make progress on new NAFTA

Jul. 30, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from "no way" to "maybe" on President Donald Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. House Democrats have met four times with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, most recently on Friday, and both sides say they are...