Political parties

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 16, 2018 - 9:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote...
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September 16, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee chairman says he plans to release the transcripts of dozens of interviews conducted in private during its investigation into Russia election meddling. Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) of California also says he'll push the director of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Ayanna Pressle speaks at a Massachusetts Democratic Party unity event in Boston. At right is Jay Gonzalez, winner of the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Sept. 14, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about how the party is structured. “It is not enough to just talk about a blue wave and Democrats being in the majority,” said Pressley. “What matters is who are those Democrats? We have to have a conversation about the guts and the soul of this party.” (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
September 15, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over...
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President Donald Trump, left, talks about Hurricane Florence during a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, as FEMA Administrator Brock Long listens at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 13, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hurricane Florence bore down on the U.S. Thursday, President Donald Trump angrily churned up the devastating storm of a year earlier, disputing the official death count from Hurricane Maria and falsely accusing Democrats of inflating the Puerto Rican toll to make him "look as...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Democratic Candidates for the office of New York Attorney General take part in a debate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Manhattan borough of New York. From left are Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve, and Zephyr Teachout. The candidates squared off in what will likely be their final debate at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
September 13, 2018 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump might want to keep an eye on Thursday's Democratic primary for attorney general in his native New York. There's a chance he'll be sparring with the winner in court. All four candidates have vowed to be a legal thorn in the Republican president's side, if...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo Charles Rettig listens to a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate voted 64-33 on Sept. 12 to confirm the Beverly Hills tax attorney as IRS commissioner. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 12, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the protests of many Democrats, the Senate on Wednesday evening approved President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS. Democrats opposed the nomination because of a new Trump administration policy allowing some groups involved in politics to hide their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Democratic Senate candidat Phil Bredesen speaks at a summit on the opioid crisis in Nashville, Tenn. Bredesen says he is “embarrassed by the circus” in the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, pointing at Republicans and Democrats. The former governor said Sept. 12 that Republicans are “running this thing through in a way that I don’t think was the founders’ intent.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 12, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that he's "embarrassed by the circus" in the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee — and he's pointing at both Democrats and Republicans. The former Tennessee governor said...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2017 file photo, former President George W. Bush speaks during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. Bush will be in Florida on Friday to fundraise for Gov. Rick Scott's bid to oust Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in a closely watched and expensive campaign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 12, 2018 - 1:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is quietly helping boost Republican candidates in places where President Donald Trump has struggled. In so doing, the former two-term president is raising his profile, ever so slightly, in the national politics he eschewed for years. On...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, New Hampshire Republicans Stewart Levenson, left, and state Rep. Steve Negron participate in the 2nd Congressional District debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Levenson conceded the race to Negron in the Sept. 11 Republican primary. (Thomas Roy/The Union Leader via AP, Pool, File)
September 12, 2018 - 4:40 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the New Hampshire primary election (all times local): XX a.m. A state lawmaker who served in the Air Force and worked in the defense industry has won the Republican nomination for the state's 2nd Congressional District and will face Democratic incumbent Annie...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Eddie Edwards, Republican hopeful for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District smiles during a debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Edwards won the Republican primary on Tuesday, Sept. 11. He would be state's first black congressman if elected in November. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 12, 2018 - 2:27 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A black former police chief backed by the Trump administration won the Republican nomination Tuesday in New Hampshire's toss-up congressional district, while Democrats picked experienced, establishment-backed nominees for both that seat and for governor. Eddie Edwards, who was...
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