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Politics Nov 07Jeff Sessions announces bid to retake former Senate seat
It's already clear that President Donald Trump's enmity toward Sessions, along with an established field of competitors, means he'll have to battle his way to the Republican nomination.
Politics Oct 31White House disputes Vindman’s account of transcript edits
The White House on Thursday pushed back on the idea that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman had suggested that the ellipses in the rough transcript represented missing information.
Politics Oct 31WATCH: House approves impeachment inquiry resolution
The resolution is expected to pass largely along party lines. Watch the debate and vote in the video player.
Politics Oct 25Democrats subpoena 3 more Trump officials for impeachment inquiry
The House investigators subpoenaed acting director Russell Vought and Michael Duffey, who oversees national security programs, and State Department counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl.
Politics Oct 06Aide: Perry pushed Trump for Ukraine call, for energy issues
Energy Secretary Rick Perry encouraged President Donald Trump to speak to Ukraine's president — but on energy and economic issues, Perry's spokeswoman said Sunday, addressing Perry's role in a telephone call that's at the center of a congressional impeachment probe…
Politics Sep 11GOP holds North Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs
The results in the district underscored the rural-urban split between the parties, with the Republican running up substantial numbers in outlying areas and the Democrat eroding GOP advantages in suburban areas.
Politics Sep 10North Carolina special election tests Trump and GOP’s 2020 prospects
The special elections could shed light on Republicans' prospects for holding onto votes in the suburbs in 2020.
Politics Sep 09WATCH: Trump goes after Democrats during campaign rally in North Carolina
Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election, President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally on Monday to paint a bleak picture of a nation that he claimed would be overrun…
Politics Aug 13WATCH: Democrats press Trump, McConnell to address gun violence
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month’s…
Politics Aug 05Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise
Another Texas Republican congressman, Rep. Kenny Marchant, announced his retirement Monday as the party's mounting departures made it increasingly unlikely it will be able to regain the House majority in next year's elections.