Campaigns

March 12, 2018 - 2:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gay rights advocates in Oklahoma are launching a campaign to stop a bill they say will codify the ability of religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples seeking to adopt. Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson said Monday the bill is...
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March 12, 2018 - 2:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley appears to be distancing himself from the state's embattled governor as he prepares to kick into full gear his campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Hawley announced his candidacy in October, but so far he's...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at a Global Business Summit in New Delhi. Trump Jr. and Texas hedge fund manager Gentry Beach have long claimed they’re just friends, but records obtained by The Associated Press show the president’s eldest son and the Republican donor have a previously undisclosed business relationship. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
March 12, 2018 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has a previously undisclosed business relationship with a longtime hunting buddy who helped raise millions of dollars for his father's 2016 presidential campaign and has had special access to top government officials since the election, records obtained by The...
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President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd while speaking at a campaign rally for Republican Rick Saccone in a hangar, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Moon Township, Pa. Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election being held on March 13 for the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District vacated by Republican Tim Murphy. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 11, 2018 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — He urged his audience not to jeer North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un while goading the crowd to boo the press. He called an African-American congresswoman a "very low-IQ individual" and bashed the moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" as a "sleeping son of a bitch." If it wasn't...
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Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat after casting his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable him to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 2:32 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- TRUMP-GUNS — President Donald Trump's plan to combat school shootings will include a call on states to increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., left, walks offstage after introducing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in Eau Claire, Wis. Once the voice of a Midwestern conservative revolution, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is now a Republican voice of concern. Walker is pointing to a big Democratic win this year in a Wisconsin Senate special election in a district that Trump won easily in 2016. He says it's a sign that voters are unhappy and Democrats are motivated. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci File)
March 11, 2018 - 10:37 am
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Not long ago, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the voice of a conservative revolution in the heartland, a Republican at the vanguard and a possible future president. Today, he's the voice of concern, warning his party — at home and nationally — that change is coming again. In...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, from left, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett and Google Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker are sworn in for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian election activity and technology, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Much of what happens in political campaigns today takes place in the often murky world of social media, where the sources of ads do not have to be disclosed and hoaxes spread quickly. The 2016 presidential race featured Russian interference that included covert ads on social media and phony Facebook groups pumping out falsehoods. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 11, 2018 - 3:19 am
The main events in a political campaign used to happen in the open: a debate, the release of a major TV ad or a public event where candidates tried to earn a spot on the evening news or the next day's front page. That was before the explosion of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as political platforms...
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In this March 5, 2018, photo, Republican Rick Saccone, speaks at a campaign rally in Waynesburg, Pa. Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election being held on March 13 for the PA 18th Congressional District vacated by Republican Tim Murphy. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 10, 2018 - 8:48 pm
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — There is no sign of Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone on Sherwood Drive. Days before a special U.S. House election in western Pennsylvania, Saccone's campaign told some residents that he might be knocking on doors that morning. It's almost 11 a.m. They're...
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In this March 8, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Despite grappling with unparalleled staff departures, President Donald Trump painted a rosy picture of a smoothly functioning administration getting things done, pushing along gun restrictions and bringing jobs to the United States. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 10, 2018 - 8:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite grappling with unparalleled staff departures, President Donald Trump painted a rosy picture of a smoothly functioning administration getting things done, pushing along gun restrictions and bringing jobs to the United States. It made for another series of grandiose claims...
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In this Feb. 6, 2018 photo, dawn breaks over the Capitol in Washington. Money’s not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill that’s making its way through Capitol Hill. But battles over abortion, President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall _ and Trump’s threat to veto the entire bill over an expensive railway project sought by his most powerful Democratic rival are roiling negotiations on the massive measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 10, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Money's not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Capitol Hill. It's battles over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall that are roiling negotiations on the massive measure, not to mention that Trump...
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