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Impeachment tests Democrats' foothold in swing districts

Oct. 7, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In front of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, supporters of President Donald Trump hollered for his reelection. Behind it, taped-up signs on the doors warned, "Firearms Not Allowed." And inside, Rep. Elaine Luria personally delivered her call for Trump's impeachment,...

Ethics panel reviews claims against Tlaib, 2 Republicans

Sep. 30, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing allegations of wrongdoing against Michigan Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Bill Huizenga and Florida Rep. Ross Spano. The committee did not reveal the nature of the complaints, but the offices of the three lawmakers said they are related to campaign spending and not...

Michigan Rep. Tlaib's campaign pushing impeachment T-shirts

Sep. 27, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib's re-election campaign is promoting T-shirts with a slogan calling for Donald Trump's impeachment that include a two-letter acronym for a profanity that she used in reference to the president early this year. Tlaib's campaign started promoting the T-Shirts that...

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore — Kennedy's middle name — his "candidacy would be a joke." Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a...

GOP shifts focus to House Dem 'squad' in campaign attacks

Aug. 31, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President Donald Trump bashes the four squad members with a...

Reality check: Dem attitudes on impeachment vary widely

Aug. 28, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeach Trump? For Democrats, the answer is complicated. While more than 130 House Democrats — more than half the caucus — have come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a tally by The Associated Press, those numbers don't reflect...

AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

Aug. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as "disloyal" to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base....

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Aug. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin...

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Aug. 21, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president was...

Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Aug. 20, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were...