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Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., meets with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

GOP faces reckoning over Trump's virus strategy, diagnosis

Oct. 3, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis was a moment of reckoning for his Republican Party, whose leaders largely adopted his strategy of playing down the disease but are now confronted with a stark political nightmare a month from Election Day. The president’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020 photo, a protester carries a Proud Boys banner, symbol of a right-wing group, while other members start to unfurl a large U.S. flag in front of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump didn't condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer. Instead, he said the violence is a “left-wing

Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville

Oct. 1, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right fascist group during his debate with Democrat Joe Biden, but the inflammatory moment was far from the first time the president has failed to denounce white supremacists or has advanced...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference about COVID-19, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

Sep. 17, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called the legislation an election-year effort to criticize President Donald Trump and “woke culture on...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he can talk GOP into going for 'larger' virus aid

Sep. 16, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump parachuted into the coronavirus aid debate Wednesday, upbraiding his Republican allies for proposing too small of a relief package and encouraging both parties in Congress to go for a bigger one that would include his priority of $1,200 stimulus checks for most...

In this image from video, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during the fourth night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)

House GOP unveils tax cuts, police funds in election agenda

Sep. 15, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy rolled out Republicans' priorities of tax breaks and police funding Tuesday, the GOP's calling card to voters as they try to wrest back seats from Democrats in a long-shot November election bid for majority control. Republicans campaigning alongside...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event with local union members in the backyard of a home in Lancaster, Pa. Campaigns are using different tactics in a pandemic election year unlike any other as candidates try to win over voters in down-ballot races that will determine control of Congress. Democrats, led by Biden, are keeping events small and mostly online. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

To door knock or not? Campaigning for Congress in COVID era

Sep. 14, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Madeleine Dean calls herself a “big hugger,” but there’s none of that in-person campaigning in the Philadelphia suburbs as the House freshman runs for reelection largely online to protect against the health risks of COVID-19. Traveling the heartland,...

Today in History

Sep. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2020. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seized control of four jetliners, sending two of the planes into New York’s World...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign event on the grounds of Kuharchik Construction, Inc., in Exeter, Pa. Labor Day kicks off the unofficial start to fall election campaign. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

AP Exclusive: Pence to attend event hosted by QAnon backers

Sep. 9, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and top officials from President Donald Trump’s campaign are slated to attend a Montana fundraiser next week hosted by a couple who have expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an event invitation obtained by The Associated Press...