Political conventions

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican Senate candidate John James appears at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Battle Creek, Mich. James has been called a rising star of the Republican Party so many times it’s become a cliche, but his race against Sen. Gary Peters in a presidential battleground state has gotten dicier. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 21, 2020 - 12:29 pm
Michigan Senate candidate John James has been called a rising star of the Republican Party so many times it’s become a cliche. The African American combat veteran, business owner and 38-year-old father of three brought down the house at the country's largest gathering of conservatives earlier this...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, conducts a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., second from right, joined by his wife Rebecca and son Preston, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 19, 2020 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy fighter pilot who captured a California congressional district from Democrats and a state legislator who retained a Republican-held Wisconsin seat joined the House on Tuesday, buoying a GOP seeking momentum for its uphill fight for the chamber's majority in this fall...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 18, 2020 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is scheduling a vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 current and former officials who were involved in the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as...
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Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the RNC winter meeting at the Trump National Doral Resort in Miami, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 2:26 pm
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Monday that the party “will not be holding a virtual convention," pledging that the presidential nominating convention in late August will be conducted at least partly in-person. The coronavirus outbreak forced Democrats to move their...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., listens to debate on Capitol Hill in Washington. Amash, a Trump critic, said Saturday, May 16, 2020, that he has decided not to seek the Libertarian nomination to run for president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 16, 2020 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, a high-profile critic of President Donald Trump who quit the GOP and became an independent, announced Saturday he would not seek the Libertarian nomination for the White House, weeks after saying he was running because voters wanted an “alternative" to...
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In this May 14, 2020, photo, owner Paul Furrer cuts the hair of Jeff Jones at Rich's Barber Shop in Waukesha, Wis. Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again — some might say still. With a divided state government and a polarized electorate, Wisconsin has emerged as the hot bed of partisan fighting over the coronavirus, including how to slow its spread, restart the seized economy, vote amid a pandemic and judge Trump's leadership. . (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 16, 2020 - 9:26 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again. With a...
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FILE - March 10, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee. But the process of making it official is anything but settled. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 15, 2020 - 1:37 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will hire by June at least 600 field staffers dedicated to an “expanded map” of battleground states, despite a continued financial gap with President Donald Trump’s reelection behemoth. Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said the growth would...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, awaits the start of a debate in Olathe, Marshall's critics on the political right are working to hobble the western Kansas congressman's bid for the U.S. Senate in the final three months of a primary campaign as he fights to overcome conservative immigration hardliner Kris Kobach in a crowded field. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
May 14, 2020 - 12:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall represents western Kansas in a congressional district rich in GOP votes and donors that has given the state four U.S. senators over the past 50 years. He's armed with top-notch endorsements and the equivalent of gold in a GOP Senate primary: a clip of President...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 13, 2020 - 5:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and the last rival he bested to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders, on Wednesday announced the members of joint task forces their campaigns will use to promote party unity by hammering out consensus on six top policy issues. They...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 13, 2020 - 5:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an unusual voting issue that could have important consequences for the 2020 presidential election in an era of intense political polarization. Wednesday is the court's final day of arguments by telephone in May, with livestreamed audio, and deals...
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