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FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former Texas Rep. Johnson, a military pilot who spent years at a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at age 89. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies

May. 27, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89. The conservative Republican, who lived in the northern Dallas suburb of Plano, died at a Plano hospital of natural causes unrelated to the...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo from left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. Calls for pragmatic centrism helped Joe Biden clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. But they left many of the party’s strongest liberals worried that little progress would be made toward their sweeping goals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots

May. 25, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy” and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's “fairness, honesty, dignity, respect.” When he launched his presidential...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit. The “veepstakes” competition that unfolds every four years is one of the most unpredictable, often awkward, rituals of politics. That’s especially true this time as the pandemic has overtaken the presidential campaign, forcing those thought to be in the running for the No. 2 spot to be even more creative in getting noticed. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

'Everyone's watching': Biden's VP audition process begins

May. 1, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wore a T-shirt on television emblazoned with the words “that woman from Michigan,” a cheeky reference to President Donald Trump's dismissal of her. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined her onetime nemesis, Pete Buttigieg, for a friendly virtual chat on a...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 28 The Los Angles Times on former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential running mate decision: With the Democratic presidential nomination within his grasp, former Vice President Joe Biden must make a decision that presidential...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C. Confronting a pandemic that has upended his presidency and threatened his reelection prospects, Trump has focused almost exclusively on tending to his base. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Trump's focus on his base complicates path to reelection

Apr. 27, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During times of war and strife, national leaders often aim to unite a broken country and, in the process, broaden their appeal beyond their most loyal supporters. Not President Donald Trump. Confronting a pandemic that has upended his presidency and threatened his reelection prospects,...

US engineers examine impact of Mississippi pump proposal

Apr. 16, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that it will re-examine the potential environmental impact of a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of rural Mississippi, drawing immediate criticism from conservation groups that say the project would be harmful...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly of Arizona speaks to workers sorting donated items at a Goodwill distribution center in Phoenix. Democrat Mark Kelly has again trounced Republican Sen. Martha McSally in fundraising for Arizona's Senate race. Kelly's campaign said Tuesday, April 14, 2020, he raised $11 million during the three-month period that ended March 31. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper, File)

Kelly raises $11 million, McSally $6 million for Senate race

Apr. 14, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly has again trounced Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in fundraising for Arizona’s Senate race, announcing Tuesday that he raised $11 million in the first quarter of 2020. Kelly, a retired astronaut and first-time candidate, said he had just under $20 million in...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo,  Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally for President Donald Trump in Phoenix. McSally is volunteering at the Salvation Army. Mark Kelly is using his background as an astronaut to entertain kids stuck at home. The global pandemic that is shaking up life is also forcing Arizona's U.S. Senate candidates to reinvent the political playbook when voters are much more concerned about staying healthy and paying the bills than they are with politics. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Arizona Senate campaigns get creative amid virus scare

Apr. 3, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Martha McSally is volunteering at the Salvation Army. Mark Kelly is using his background as an astronaut to entertain kids stuck at home. The global pandemic that is shaking up the nation's way of life is also forcing Arizona's U.S. Senate candidates to reinvent the political playbook when...