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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.
Politics Aug 02Rep. Hurd, the only black Republican in the House, won’t seek reelection
The exit of Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's clashed with President Donald Trump over race and immigration, gives Democrats a strong shot to capture a district that borders Mexico and has a majority Hispanic population.
Politics Jul 30Top aides leave House Democratic campaign arm amid diversity complaints
In a statement last weekend, Texas Democratic Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was "in complete chaos."…
Politics Jul 29Democrats’ fundraising hauls signal tough road for GOP to retake House
Each of the 62 freshmen House Democrats has so far raised more money than their top opponent.
Politics Jul 18WATCH: Trump says he was ‘not happy’ with ‘send her back’ chant
During a rally in North Carolina, Trump supporters began chanting "send her back," after he criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar.