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GOP support for Trump shows no overt signs of cracking

Nov. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republican support for President Donald Trump is showing no overt signs of buckling, the latest demonstration of how Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has left the two parties dwelling in different political universes. Democrats have reveled in Ambassador Gordon...

GOP senators too busy, unwilling to view impeachment hearing

Nov. 12, 2019 8:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to watch on live TV Wednesday as the House kicks off public hearings on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Just don't expect many Republican senators to be among them, if a quick sampling of them is to be believed. Of eight Senate Republicans...

Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 2:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he's been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. But it's already clear that President Donald Trump's enmity toward him, along with an established...

Senate more partisan today than when Clinton faced trial

Nov. 5, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has long been a place of false gentility, where "my good friend" can be a euphemism for the opposite. Now, as the Senate prepares to consider an impeachment trial, the acidic tribal politics in the era of Donald Trump is stripping away the veneer of comity from a chamber that's...

National security official twice raised concerns on Ukraine

Oct. 29, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is prepared to deliver Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry. Alexander Vindman, an...

Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

Oct. 18, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone, Trump told his supporters, "At stake in this fight is the...

The Latest: Trump imagines easier 2020 win by popular vote

Oct. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Texas (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote in 2016 by nearly 3 million votes, claims it would be easier for him win the next presidential election if the U.S. did away with the Electoral College. Trump...

Sen. Lindsey Graham posts record $3.29M fundraising haul

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Graham's $3.29 million raised in the third quarter of this year is the most raised in a single quarter by any candidate in South...

Whistleblower probe tests Republicans' alliance with Trump

Sep. 27, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Republican hadn't read the whistleblower's complaint. Another called President Donald Trump's conversation with the Ukraine leader "thin gruel" for any impeachment effort. A third said the whole thing was "blown way out of proportion." And yet, as more details emerged about what the...