Political parties

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters during an election night watch party in Atlanta. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer says Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the rising political star who marshaled the power of black women voters but narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, congressional Democrats said Tuesday. The choice...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a woman takes a photo by the border fence between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, as seen from Mexico. The top House Republican says a bipartisan border security compromise that Congress hopes to produce doesn't have to include the word "wall." (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
January 29, 2019 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A border security compromise that Congress hopes to produce doesn't have to include the word "wall," the top House Republican said Tuesday, signaling a rhetorical retreat from a term that President Donald Trump made a keystone of his presidential campaign. The remark by House...
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In this Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, waitress Kelcie Tipping, left, speaks with fellow waitress Mariam Touray, right, at the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, R.I. A large majority of Americans say they are pessimistic about the state of the country and few expect things will get better in the year ahead, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
January 29, 2019 - 8:55 am
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of the union is dark. A large majority of Americans say they are pessimistic about the state of the country and few expect things will get better in the year ahead, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. For someone who has given about $150,000 to Democratic campaigns over the years, Schultz is generating tepid, or even hostile, responses within the party as he weighs a presidential bid in 2020. That's because reports have suggested he's considering running as an independent, a prospect that could draw support away from the eventual Democratic nominee and hand President Donald Trump another four years in office, many fret. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 28, 2019 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most influential forces in Democratic politics revolted Monday against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run would unintentionally help President Donald Trump win another four years in office. The critics...
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January 27, 2019 - 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the big money donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. For someone who has given about $150,000 to Democratic campaigns over the years, Schultz is generating tepid, or even hostile, responses within the party as he weighs a presidential bid in 2020. That's because reports have suggested he's considering running as an independent, a prospect that could draw support away from the eventual Democratic nominee and hand President Donald Trump another four years in office, many fret. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 27, 2019 - 6:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — For a businessman who grew a small coffee roaster into an inescapable global chain, who ensured that even his part-time workers had benefits and who has given about $150,000 to Democratic campaigns, former Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz is generating tepid — or even hostile —...
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The Capitol iat sunset after the Senate rejected competing Democratic and Republican proposals for ending the partial government shutdown, which is the longest in the nation's history, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 24, 2019 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the...
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Democratic House members including Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., third from left, and Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., center, and Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., right, walk to the Senate Chamber to observe votes on two bills to end the partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Both bills were voted down. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 24, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 4:40 p.m. About two dozen House Democrats got a lesson in Senate etiquette and national politics as they trooped over to watch the Senate vote on dueling bills to reopen the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018 file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a photo opportunity with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide at the State Department in Washington. At least eight Kansas Republicans have expressed interest in running for Senate next year, while others in the party continue to encourage U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to seek the job. Many Republicans believe Pompeo would be a lock to win the seat being vacated by Republican Pat Roberts, who is retiring after four terms. Pompeo does not seem interested much for now, saying his focus is on his work as the nation's top diplomat. But he's also stopped short of ruling the idea out. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 24, 2019 - 1:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At least eight Kansas Republicans have expressed interest in running for Senate next year, while others in the party continue to encourage U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to seek the job. Many Republicans believe Pompeo would be a lock to win the seat being vacated by...
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In this Jan. 21, 2019, photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to members of the media at her alma mater, Howard University in Washington. The 2020 presidential election already includes more than a half-dozen Democrats whose identities reflect the nation’s growing diversity, as well as embody the coalition that helped Barack Obama first seize the White House in 2008. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 24, 2019 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy,...
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