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  • Not terribly surprising: There's no winner in the presidential race

    1 year, 9 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — America woke up Wednesday morning without a winner of the presidential election. That's OK. Critical battleground states including Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania remained without declared winners, leaving both President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden short of the ...

  • The Needle goes away as probability experts assess 2020 race

    1 year, 9 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle. A graphic on The New York Times' website, the Needle measured in real time the ...

  • Trump votes in Fla. before rallies; Biden focuses on Pa.

    1 year, 9 months ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump said he voted Saturday "for a guy named Trump" and called it an "honor" to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign ...

  • House Dems summon postal leaders to hearing on mail delays

    2 years ago

    (AP) BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The Democratic-run House on Sunday demanded that leaders of the U.S. Postal Service testify at an emergency oversight hearing Aug. 24 on mail delays as concerns grow that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the ...

  • Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) LONDON — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statement Sunday that their legal team was working with music rights organization ...

  • Restless Democratic newcomers bringing change to House

    4 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and progressive. ...

  • 2 GOP senators: Party should consider returning Wynn money

    4 years, 6 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators say their party should immediately consider returning contributions from casino mogul Steve Wynn in light of sexual harassment allegations against him. Wynn has been a prolific Republican donor. He led the Republican National Committee's fundraising ...

  • Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

    5 years, 7 months ago

    (AP) HONOLULU — Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years. In a stunning embrace of a ...

  • Trump children's roles blur line between transition, company

    5 years, 9 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Nearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the ...

  • Kaine defends campaign's respect for religion

    5 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 9:45 a.m. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, is defending the campaign's respect for different religions after a leaked email by a Clinton aide suggested that Catholicism is ...

  • Trump belittles accusers as more turn up with sordid stories

    5 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) GREENSBORO, N.C.— Donald Trump acted out onstage an accuser's allegations and suggested another wasn't worthy of his attention the same day two more women came forward with years-old stories of unwanted sexual encounters with the Republican presidential nominee. With eight ...

  • Key Senate race in Ohio shows increasing promise for GOP

    6 years ago

    (AP) Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman announced another endorsement Wednesday from a labor union that had previously backed his Democratic opponent, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. It's the latest in a string of developments that has Republicans increasingly optimistic about keeping ...

  • Kansas tea party congressman loses Republican primary battle

    6 years ago

    (AP) Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment since his election to Congress amid the tea party wave of 2010, and his clashes with former House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders helped ...

  • Clinton allies uses Republican words against Trump

    6 years ago

    (AP) A new ad supporting Hillary Clinton uses the words of Republican leaders and appointees to make the case that Donald Trump is unfit to lead the United States. The spot is part of an effort by the Democratic nominee and ...

  • Trump: No ‘bombshell’ in tax returns; release pending until audits complete

    6 years, 5 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is sticking to his new explanation for why he can't yet release copies of his recent tax returns: The IRS is auditing him, as Trump says it has for the past 12 years. "No lawyer would ...

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