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Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. makes an announcement at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Manhattan, Kan., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. He will not run in 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 04, 2019 - 6:28 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the longest-serving member of Congress in Kansas history, announced Friday that he won't run again in 2020, setting up a scramble to replace him in a GOP-leaning state where Democrats are energized by key victories in last year's midterm elections...
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January 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is plunging back into the issue of whether electoral districts can be too partisan. Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, and the justices said Friday...
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Ousted Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to The Associated Press on Friday, Jan 4, 2019, in Maple Bluff, Wis, as he prepares to leave office, making way for Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Walker says he's not ruling out running for office again, including for governor or U.S. Senate in four years. Walker lost to Democrat Tony Evers, who takes office on Monday. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
January 04, 2019 - 2:22 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ousted Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he would be interested in running for public office again, maybe even for governor in four years. Walker spoke to The Associated Press from the vacated governor's mansion as he prepares to be replaced Monday by...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Democrats, now in the majority, unveil a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington" and aims to reduce the role of money in politics, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. She is joined from left by Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 04, 2019 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday unveiled a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington" and aims to reduce the role of money in politics. The bill, among the first to be considered as Democrats take control of the...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holds the gavel after at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 04, 2019 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post Thursday as the 116th Congress ushered in a historically diverse freshman class eager to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, took the gavel saying...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, as the 116th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 03, 2019 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 116th Congress (all times local): 10 p.m. Cheering Democrats have returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post as the 116th Congress ushers in a historically diverse freshman class eager to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 03, 2019 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats prepared Thursday to pass a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall, after Trump made a surprise appearance pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump...
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Alderman Ed Burke, 75, walks into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Chicago. Burke, one of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago, is charged with one count of attempted extortion in trying to shake down a fast-food restaurant seeking city remodeling permits, according to a federal complaint unsealed Thursday. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 8:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most powerful and longest-serving City Council members in Chicago history appeared in federal court Thursday on a charge that he tried to shake down a major fast-food restaurant chain seeking city remodeling permits. Alderman Ed Burke, 75, is charged with one count of...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, talks with Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, during the opening session of the 116th Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 03, 2019 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as a rebellion with a potentially devastating effect on Nancy Pelosi's winning drive to reclaim the House speaker's post officially fizzled Thursday as just 15 Democrats refused to back her bid for the job. Though suspense about the outcome vanished last month, the 15...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:21 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore says he didn't know he was dealing with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen when he agreed to appear on a television show, his lawyers wrote in court filings last month. Moore in September filed a $95 million defamation lawsuit over his...
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