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Alabama GOP: Sessions not guaranteed to win back his old seat

Republicans are certain they can win back the Alabama Senate seat they lost in spectacular fashion last year. They just aren’t sure whether Jeff Sessions ...

Another rebel Dem softens on opposing Pelosi for speaker

Another Democrat who has threatened to vote on the House floor against Nancy Pelosi for speaker seemed to soften that stance on Sunday, giving the ...

New Hampshire political legend falls prey to Trump effect

Secretary of State Bill Gardner has had a decadeslong run as the legendary, hard-nosed guardian of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. But he may not make ...

U.S. agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence

TIJUANA, Mexico — U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them ...

Mississippi senator banking on boost from Trump rallies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The final chapter of the 2018 midterms is nearing a close in Mississippi, where the prevalent themes of President Donald Trump ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on dipping oil prices, cold snaps

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is wrong when he suggests global warming can’t be happening if it’s really cold outside. He points to a ...

Egypt creates new human rights watchdog – to protect itself

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt has created a new high-powered human rights watchdog agency, but its primary mission isn’t to protect Egyptians from violations. Instead, the ...

House Democrats staying away from impeachment for the moment

WASHINGTON (AP) – Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that ...

Commission takes up residency challenge in Senate race

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission is taking up the issue of whether a Democrat elected to the state Senate meets ...

It’s not just Ocasio-Cortez: Here are 7 freshman Democrats to watch

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first rocked the political world by toppling Queens party boss Rep. Joe Crowley and the incoming freshman continues to shake up the way ...

Congress's incoming class is younger, bluer, and more diverse than ever

House Democrats pile on to scrutinize DeVos

For two years, Democrats watched with fury as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sought to dismantle nearly every significant Obama administration education policy. Now, they’re gearing ...

Democrats going nuclear to rein in Trump's arms buildup

Democrats preparing to take over the House are aiming to roll back what they see as President Donald Trump’s overly aggressive nuclear strategy. Their goals ...

Can House Democrats really protect Obamacare?

House Democrats who swept back into power on the promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions face tough legal and political choices as they try ...

Historic Mission in South Texas is along planned border wall

MISSION, Texas (AP) – The federal government’s plan to run the planned border wall at the site of a historic mission along the Rio Grande ...

Migrant mother falls trying to climb US-Mexico border fence

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Authorities said a migrant woman was injured after trying to climb a fence at the U.S.-Mexico border with her two small ...

Congressmen decry detention of immigrant who left church

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Two North Carolina congressmen are slamming the Trump administration as “callous” and “cruel” after an immigrant who sought refuge from deportation ...

The Latest: Dem touts 'diversity' in Mississippi Senate race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 5 p.m. A black Democrat running for U.S. ...

Incoming Mexico gov't: No deal to host US asylum-seekers

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims ...

Trump's dire climate report hands ammunition to Democrats

Federal scientists warned in a new report Friday that changes in the climate will disrupt the economies of every region in the country in the ...

Inside a corporate giant’s fight to thwart a massive pollution tab

Chemical industry giant 3M is waging an aggressive campaign to stave off new regulations and potentially billions of dollars in damages stemming from a contamination ...

Senate Dems’ guide back to the majority: A trailblazing freshman

Catherine Cortez Masto has already made history: She’s the first woman elected to the Senate from Nevada, and the first Latina senator, ever. Now she’s ...

More Dems threaten to withhold support for Pelosi

Democratic members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus are warning House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) she won’t win their votes for speaker if she ...

Warning signs mount for Trump reelection bid

Donald Trump insists the GOP’s midterm election shellacking had nothing to do with him. Things will be different, he says, when his name is actually ...

Impeaching Trump not on House Democrats' to-do list for now

WASHINGTON (AP) – Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that ...

Taiwan votes in local elections amid pressure from China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid ...

Koreas gain UN sanctions exemption for joint rail survey

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea said Saturday that the United Nations Security Council granted an exemption to sanctions that will allow surveys on ...

Students could skip school to protest under board proposal

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) – High school students could skip classes to attend political protests under a proposal up for debate in a Maryland public school ...

Ecuador: $550 million needed to respond to Venezuela exodus

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – Officials in Ecuador say it will cost the small South American nation $550 million to respond to the influx of Venezuelan ...

Ocasio-Cortez takes on the Amazon fight in New York

NEW YORK — Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is assuming a leadership role in efforts to combat Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Queens, an ...

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