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In Governor's Races, Trump Emerges as a Defining Issue

In Governor's Races, Trump Emerges as a Defining Issue

By David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill | Sep 23
Governor's races are on the ballot in 36 states this year, and the common thread running through many of them has nothing to do with state policy: It's President Donald Trump.

Bannon Dubs the Far-Right Europe's "New Elite" Patriots

Bannon Dubs the Far-Right Europe's "New Elite" Patriots

Sep 23
Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new elite" of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union drive to Italy.

AP Source: Kavanaugh, Ford Agree to Testify on Thursday

AP Source: Kavanaugh, Ford Agree to Testify on Thursday

By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire | Sep 23
Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago.

Control of Congress also at Stake in State Legislative Races

Control of Congress also at Stake in State Legislative Races

By David A. Lieb | Sep 22
Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way.

Overconfident? Dem Optimism Surges as Midterms Approach

Overconfident? Dem Optimism Surges as Midterms Approach

By Steve Peoples and Juana Summers | Sep 22
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 Day.

Trump Picks Combat Over Caution in Court Fight

Trump Picks Combat Over Caution in Court Fight

By Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller | Sep 22
White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Cruz, O'Rourke Trade Attacks During Testy 1st Texas Debate

Cruz, O'Rourke Trade Attacks During Testy 1st Texas Debate

By Will Weissert | Sep 22
Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one.

GOP, Kavanaugh Accuser in Standoff Over her Senate Testimony

GOP, Kavanaugh Accuser in Standoff Over her Senate Testimony

By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey | Sep 22
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh's accuser if she is testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

Trump Says He'll Rid Justice Dept. of 'Lingering Stench'

Trump Says He'll Rid Justice Dept. of 'Lingering Stench'

By Jonathan Lemire | Sep 22
President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI on Friday, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench" f

Trump Drops Civil Tone, Slams Kavanaugh Accuser Credibility

Trump Drops Civil Tone, Slams Kavanaugh Accuser Credibility

By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey | Sep 21
Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it.

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