Campaigns

March 09, 2018 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a Navy sailor who took photographs of the classified areas of a military submarine. Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty last year for taking the photos inside the USS Alexandria in 2009. He's served a 12-month prison sentence for the crime. Trump...
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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 09, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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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This Saturday, March 3, 2018, photo, shows Mitt Romney during a tour of Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah. The former Republican presidential nominee continues his bid to become a U.S. Senator for Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 09, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MOAB, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is shaking hands, posing for pictures and cracking jokes as he barnstorms Utah seeking votes for his Senate bid. What he isn't doing is talking about his well-documented feuds with President Trump. Wearing blue jeans and flashing his famous smile, Romney strode into a...
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In this March 6, 2018, photo, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and her husband, Scott Fletcher, walk out of the polling place at St. Anne's Catholic Church after voting in the primary election in Houston. Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 _ the kind of race they need to win for any hope of retaking the House in the 2018 midterm. But now that means navigating a potentially bruising intraparty battle of Democrats’ own making. The party’s runoff underscores the lingering 2016 presidential primary rift between Bernie Sanders progressives and Hillary Clinton establishment. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 10:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 — the kind of race they'll have to win for any hope of retaking the House in the November midterms. But their new...
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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. Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 08, 2018 - 8:58 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the first wave of the White House's new western Pennsylvania offensive, one of President Donald Trump's chief aides on Thursday attacked Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb on abortion while casting Republican Rick Saccone as "a reliable vote" for the president. White...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on nominations on Capitol Hill in Washington. Now seeking a second Senate term, Cruz has been outraised by his Democratic opponent, one-time punk rocker and El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who also has visited more of Texas lately. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 08, 2018 - 6:31 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz slayed the Texas Republican establishment in 2012 with his Senate win, took Washington by storm as its leading conservative flamethrower and finished second only to Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. His success was built on a frenetic campaign and...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, speaks with reporters just before his panel interviews former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as part of an ongoing investigation into meddling in the U.S. elections by Russia, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 08, 2018 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says he wants to question a Lebanese-American businessman who's cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway walks back to the West Wing of the White House in Washington. A federal watchdog says Conway violated the federal law prohibiting government officials from using their positions to influence political campaigns. The Office of Special Counsel says Conway violated the Hatch Act twice last year when she advocated for embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore and against his Democratic rival, Sen. Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 08, 2018 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says she's spoken with President Donald Trump about a federal watchdog's finding that she violated a federal law that bars government officials from using their positions to influence political campaigns. But Conway isn't providing details...
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Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat running for the 7th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and her husband, Scott Fletcher, walk out of the polling place at St. Anne's Catholic Church after voting in the primary election on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 07, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is warning the Democratic Party not to attack its own candidates in primary battles, as happened in a Houston-area congressional race. The Vermont senator said it's "appalling" that the party's congressional campaign arm targeted Laura Moser ahead of Tuesday's...
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Supporters of U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Texas (all times CST): 10 a.m. Democratic turnout for Texas' primary has exceeded primary midterm vote totals not seen since 1994, when the party was beginning its slide into the political wilderness in a state that had for decades been a...
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