Political parties

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce ranking member Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., speaks during a legislative hearing on "making prescription drugs more affordable" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walden is retiring from Congress and will not seek election to a 12th term. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 28, 2019 - 7:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The lone Republican in Oregon's congressional delegation won't seek reelection to a 12th term, throwing a huge district covering a conservative part of the state up for grabs. With less than seven months to go before the 2020 primaries, Rep. Greg Walden's videotaped announcement...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the J Street National Conference, with the hosts of "Pod Save the World," Tommy Vietor, left, and Ben Rhodes, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 28, 2019 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are heaping praise on U.S. military forces who pulled off the weekend raid that left Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead. But they've made clear that commendation doesn't extend to President Donald Trump. "This victory was not due to...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a campaign event, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 28, 2019 - 9:57 am
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Look no further than Pearl City Station, a plain brick building set along the banks of the Mississippi River, to understand the growing sense of uncertainty seeping into the Democratic Party's 2020 primary contest. Inside, 200 Iowa Democrats recently sized up Joe Biden, the...
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FILE - This Aug. 16, 2019 shows Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signature on an executive order to reduce gun violence during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Wolf has signed numerous executive orders while Democrats’ agenda is stalled in the GOP-controlled Legislature, including calling for new gun violence prevention program. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP, File)
October 27, 2019 - 11:45 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic governors frustrated with Republican legislatures unwilling to give them meaningful wins are getting creative in finding ways around them. In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers tried for months for the Legislature to take up gun control bills to no avail. So he recently...
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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris greets people following a rally a rally at Aiken High School in Aiken, S.C. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
October 26, 2019 - 6:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke at criminal justice forum at a historically black college on Saturday after a group that honored President Donald Trump with an award was removed as the event sponsor. Organizers at Benedict College in Columbia say the...
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October 26, 2019 - 1:22 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister, a strong advocate of the Social Democrats' governing coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, has won the first round of a membership ballot to lead the center-left party. Olaf Scholz, who is also vice chancellor, and former regional...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 25, 2019 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the Justice Department to give the House secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democrats as they gather evidence for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. In a ruling...
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The screen grab provided by the Missy for Senate campaign, shows a photo of an ad featuring Virginia Beach shooting survivor Karen Havekost. The campaign for Democratic candidate Missy Cotter Smasal began airing the ad "Karen" as she runs for Virginia state Senate. The TV spot quotes a woman who survived the Virginia Beach mass shooting in May and claims Republican incumbent Bill DeSteph hasn't done enough on gun control in the shooting's wake. (Missy for Senate)
October 25, 2019 - 5:07 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Chris Parker is the type of Virginian whom Democrats hope to get to the polls next month to help them flip the legislature and usher in a wave of stricter gun laws. Parker leans Democratic and believes there "definitely" needs to be more gun control, including limits on...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 25, 2019 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee moved Friday in an extraordinary vote to express that it "now more than ever wholeheartedly supports" President Donald Trump as he confronts House Democrats' impeachment probe. The national party's governing body expressed solidarity with Trump in...
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 25, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of them is a gregarious, backslapping Californian unwavering in his defense of President Donald Trump. The other is a reserved, calibrated Kentuckian who chooses his words about Trump with care and doesn't stroke the president's ego. But it's more than style and temperament...
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