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Biden hits the trail like he's running

PITTSBURGH — Cue the jokes: Joe Biden is running. In fact, he spent much of Labor Day sprinting, more than a mile in total, doing ...

GOP leaders scramble to avoid pre-Election Day shutdown

Congressional Republicans return to Washington on Tuesday with a singular goal for September: avoid a government shutdown. But with President Donald Trump in the Oval ...

7 facts on Brett Kavanaugh

California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Republicans’ nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Former judge ...

Stare decisis? Roe? A Supreme Court confirmation glossary

WASHINGTON (AP) – America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate ...

Election security bill backers say delay helps Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in ...

Sexual harassment complaints strain human rights agencies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked ...

Trump says Sessions' DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Showing his disregard for the Justice Department’s independence, President Donald Trump tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP ...

Kavanaugh's life seems scripted for a Supreme Court role

WASHINGTON (AP) – Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s life seems as carefully constructed as the Supreme Court arguments he will hear if he is confirmed to the ...

GOP insider draws criticism for role in Kavanaugh documents

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: Robert Mueller’s ...

Brett Kavanaugh has Democrats in 'nuclear option' regret

With attempts to attack Brett M. Kavanaugh’s record failing, Democrats over the weekend mounted a last-ditch bid to derail his confirmation to the Supreme Court ...

The most volatile candidate for the midterms: Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Heading into the midterm elections, the most volatile candidate this year isn’t on the ballot. But President Donald Trump still loves to ...

Inside the Beltway: Trump says U.S. workers are the bulwark of prosperity, cornerstone of greatness

President Trump has released a rousing proclamation for Labor Day that reveals his admiration for the nation’s workforce. The declaration is no short sound bite. ...

Washington Mourns John McCain – And Its Own Demise Under Trump

It was a sendoff befitting a titan of the republic: the flag-draped coffin, the bagpipes, the angelic chorus, the stained-glass windows and gothic pillared arches ...

Trump allies fume at McCain memorial addresses, urge counterattack

President Donald Trump’s allies went on the counterattack Saturday after tributes to the late Sen. John McCain took pointed aim at the president. As Washington ...

McCain remembered with emotional tributes and implicit rebukes of Trump

The memorial of Sen. John McCain doubled as a remembrance of the late Arizona Republican and a rebuke of President Donald Trump, whom speakers implicitly ...

President Barack Obama's eulogy for Sen. John McCain

Meghan McCain rebukes Trump in emotional eulogy

Secret political cash quietly reshaping Wisconsin laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – At age 2, Yasmine Clark was lead-poisoned so severely that she had to be hospitalized for emergency chelation treatment to cleanse ...

Neighborhood fading in Lucas Oil Stadium's shadow

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – People who have grown up and raised families south of Lucas Oil Stadium have one day per year when they feel like ...

Ex-Youngstown mayor, finance director indicted for bribery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – A former mayor and a former finance director in the northeast Ohio city of Youngstown have been indicted on public corruption ...

California sends net neutrality bill to governor's desk

California is poised to pass legislation countering the Trump administration’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections after the state Senate advanced a bill Friday prohibiting ...

FISA court didn't hold hearings before granting warrants on Carter Page, Trump highlights in tweet

President Trump called attention Saturday to a new revelation about the federal probe of his 2016 campaign, noting that a secret federal court held no ...

‘I forget he’s even there’: Bill Shine lies low in the West Wing

Bill Shine, the White House communications director, has been on the job for almost two months. But he has yet to set up a voicemail ...

‘I forget he’s even there’: Bill Shine lies low in the West Wing

Bill Shine, the White House communications director, has been on the job for almost two months. But he has yet to set up a voicemail ...

Trump confirms leaked comments: 'At least Canada knows where I stand!'

President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that he made inflammatory off-the-record remarks about Canada, as he blasted the leak while also saying, “At least Canada ...

Former Manafort associate reveals illegal foreign payment to Trump’s inauguration

W. Samuel Patten, an associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, admitted on Friday that he paid $50,000 for tickets to President Donald Trump’s ...

The Weekend at Yale That Changed American Politics

Spring of 1982. America was mired in a recession—still-new President Ronald Reagan was being forced to defend to a skeptical public his economic policies—while members ...

AP sources: Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence ...

Lula da Silva barred from running for Brazil's presidency

SAO PAULO (AP) – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been barred from Brazil’s October presidential election by the country’s electoral court despite ...

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