Government and politics

Former CIA officer and Democratic candidate for the 7th district Congressional seat, Abigail Spanberger, left, listens to a supporter after a rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Opposition to President Donald Trump is changing the political map for Democrats who find themselves riding a wave of anti-Trump energy to compete in areas they once left for lost. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 21, 2018 - 12:25 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats have a not-so-secret weapon for the midterm campaigns: President Donald Trump. Trump is sparking a Democratic renaissance across the country, prompting candidates, activists and voters to pour their outrage, money and time into local races across the country...
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Kansas congressional candidate James Thompson, left, U.S Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congressional candidate from New York, stand together on stage after a rally, Friday, July 20, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. (Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
July 21, 2018 - 12:22 am
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district. "We know that...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles speaks to a packed chamber during a public forum before the Charlotte City Council votes whether to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday, July 20, to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. Lyles led the campaign to bring the convention to Charlotte and said in a newspaper column that it would be a chance for the city to show its inclusiveness. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 20, 2018 - 10:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte, North Carolina, gets another chance to take its place on the national and world stage after its selection as the site for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Charlotte was the chosen Friday over Las Vegas, which was the only other finalist. The pick ensures...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, The New York Times reported Friday, July 20. The president's current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump did nothing wrong, according to the Times. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 20, 2018 - 10:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday. The recording by attorney Michael Cohen...
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New York congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez speaks in support of Kansas Democrat Brent Welder at Jack Reardon Convention Center on Friday, July 20, 2018, in Kanas City, Kan. (Luke Harbur /The Kansas City Star via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 9:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district. "We know that...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross smiles as he speaks during a news conference at NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla. Ross says he had not yet decided whether to actually discipline players who demonstrate during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could punishable. Ross said in a statement Friday, July 20, 2018, that the one-sentence reference to “Proper Anthem Conduct” in the team’s official discipline policy was merely a placeholder. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 20, 2018 - 9:11 pm
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn't decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. "We were asked to submit a form to the NFL on our overall discipline policy prior to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, an American flag waves near a police barricade on the Las Vegas Strip with the MGM Grand hotel and casino in the background after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure law never before tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation, but the legal maneuver may not play out that way. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill, File)
July 20, 2018 - 8:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal...
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July 20, 2018 - 7:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a crowded Democratic primary for a Tucson-based congressional district. Yahya Yuksel is facing calls to quit his campaign after the Arizona Daily Star reported about allegations that he raped an intoxicated 16-year-old girl when he...
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In this July 19, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service. It’s part of what recommends him as President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. And it’s also part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate. Democrats want to see the conservative appellate court judge’s lengthy paper trail before they even start casting their votes. The paper chase is turning the vetting process into a political strategy ahead of the November election. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 20, 2018 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate. Democrats are demanding to see the conservative...
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President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 20, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 20, 2018 - 6:41 pm
The Latest on the NFL's national anthem policy (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. Trump tweeted on Friday that he "can't believe" the debate has reignited after The...
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