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Biden rips 'white man's culture,' regrets Anita Hill hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" Tuesday night as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita...

 

Re-build the wall? Dems see opportunity, danger in Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are new signs that Democrats are rebuilding their once vaunted "blue wall" as President Donald Trump gears up for his re-election campaign. But Democrats who know the Midwestern region best are warning their party against...

 

Analysis: Trump bets re-election on immigration, socialism

NEW YORK (AP) — From the biggest stage in U.S. politics, President Donald Trump made clear that on the defining issue of his presidency — immigration — he cannot or will not change his hard-line approach heading into 2020. Yet the Republican...

 

Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent...

 

Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent...

 

Conservatives say Trump caved, but confident he'll get wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — No retreat, no surrender is how President Donald Trump frames his decision to temporarily reopen the government while still pursuing a border wall deal. Some of his conservative backers have a different take: "pathetic" and...

 

Hate-fueled violence colors final week of midterm campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day looming, hate itself colored the campaign trail Tuesday as President Donald Trump sought to console a community shattered by anti-Semitic violence just hours after he unveiled a divisive immigration proposal that r...

 

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party's candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP's most...

 

The Republican Party's woman problem is in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Ahead of the extraordinary...

 

Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election...

 

Primary takeaways: Establishment loses, diversity grows

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump got his man in battleground Florida, but he watched a prominent immigration ally fall in Arizona in what was another eventful night in the 2018 midterm season. Arizona and Florida held primaries Tuesday, both...

 

Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats tested the strength of their "blue wave" against President Trump's grip on America's white, working class Tuesday as the 2018 primary season lurched closer to an end in two Midwestern battlegrounds. The Republican pre...

 

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed himself '5 for 5'...

 

Republicans promote fear, not tax cuts, in key elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation's premiere midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in...

 

Elections test Trump clout in Ohio, other battlegrounds

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Battleground Ohio was deciding the year's final special election on Tuesday, a congressional faceoff that tested anew President Donald Trump's political clout — and the appeal of his signature tax cuts. The Republican...

 

Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S....

 

National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump's Russia swirl

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There was no sign of shock or outrage in the hotel hallways and conference rooms where Republican officials gathered to discuss party business even as politicians on both sides and foreign policy experts fretted about...

 

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

NEW YORK (AP) — For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects...

 

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November....

 

Mitt Romney and Donald Trump? 'It's really complicated'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — On the edge of a mountaintop in Utah, it's getting complicated for Mitt Romney. With the sun setting over his shoulder, the former Republican presidential nominee and would-be senator tells his audience, gathered on the...

 

Conservative icon David Koch leaving business, politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers' network of business and political activities. The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health, according to a letter that...

 
 By STEVE PEOPLES    Regional    May 13, 2018

Bloomberg warns of 'epidemic of dishonesty'

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington that's more dangerous than terrorism or communism. That's according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who warned in a commencement speech on Saturday at...

 

Trump trade moves rattle Republican voters in rural America

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gary Bailey is certain China is trying to rattle Donald Trump voters with its threat to slap tariffs on soybeans and other agriculture staples grown in rural America. The wheat farmer in eastern Washington, a state that...

 

AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people run from Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of young people believe President Donald Trump is racist, dishonest and "mentally unfit" for office, according to a new survey that finds the nation's youngest potential voters are more concerned about the Republican's...

 

AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

NEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school...

 

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