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Politics Oct 162020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states
Many of the Democratic Party's most ambitious have begun building relationships on the ground in the states most responsible for picking the next presidential nominee.
Politics Oct 15GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority
The Republican operatives and spending patterns by both sides indicate GOP defeat in as many as a dozen House races — halfway to the number Democrats need to seize the House majority this fall. Dozens more seats are in play.
Politics Sep 29Republicans fear political fallout from Kavanaugh turmoil
Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm Kavanaugh, some on the front lines of the GOP's midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost.
Politics Sep 21Early voting begins as midterm season enters final phase
While Election Day 2018 is technically Nov. 6, Minnesota law allows in-person voting to begin Friday — a full 46 days early — making it the first battleground state to begin casting actual votes in the broader fight for control…
Politics Aug 22Republicans — and some Democrats — reject impeachment talk
Republicans are rejecting talk of impeachment without evidence of Russian collusion. Democrats, meanwhile, are steering clear of the word, too, and are instead zeroing in on what they call a "cesspool" of corruption engulfing the White House.
Politics Aug 14Scott Walker is Wisconsin’s GOP choice as Midwest tests Trump appeal
In the Midwest, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a one-time Trump skeptic, won the right to seek a third term…
Politics Jul 21Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump
As Donald Trump's presidency stretches into its second year, democratic socialism has become a significant force in Democratic politics.
Politics Jul 20Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention
Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Politics Jul 11AP analysis: Democrats meet Supreme Court pick with mixed message
There's so much for Democrats to dislike about Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick. And that could be a problem.
Politics Jun 30Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal
Instead of celebrating the potential reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade publicly, some evangelical leaders are downplaying their fortune on an issue that has defined their movement for decades.