Political endorsements

November 02, 2017 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches would gain the right to endorse political candidates and still retain their tax-free status under a provision in the House GOP's tax overhaul plan. The bill would repeal a 63-year-old law credited to former President Lyndon Johnson when he served in the Senate. Critics...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, answers a question from reporter during a TV interview on the ballot counting of the parliamentary lower house election at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Japanese media projected shortly after polls closed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition would win a clear majority in national elections.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
October 22, 2017 - 8:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five-year leadership. A victory would boost Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next September as leader of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left receives Jordan's King Abdullah II at his headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Jordan's king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
October 22, 2017 - 1:36 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. King Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday with...
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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, arrives at the Capitol for votes, in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. In a surprise announcement last month, the two-term lawmaker said he will not seek re-election in 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 08, 2017 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (all times local): 5:25 p.m. President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker have traded barbed tweets in an unusually harsh exchange between a president and a senator from his own party. Trump began Sunday morning by...
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September 30, 2017 - 5:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal icon Bernie Sanders is wading into the crowded Atlanta mayor's race as he campaigns and raises money for Vincent Fort. The Vermont senator is telling an enthusiastic crowd Saturday that candidates like Fort are needed to help working-class voters at the local level. Fort is a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 22, 2017 - 10:11 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority Leader "at all." Acknowledging he was...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a health care rally at the Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 22, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders pilloried Republican efforts to overhaul the health care system and touted his own Medicare for all plan Friday before an effusive California audience that welcomed him on stage with chants of "Run, Bernie, Run!" Sanders' speech to the influential California nurses' union in San...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, rides his horse named "Sassy" to vote at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Gallant, Ala. Alabama's Republicans and Democrats were casting ballots Tuesday to select party nominees in the closely watched race for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The GOP race is testing the reach of both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 16, 2017 - 8:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to play usurper to deep-pocketed Republican forces after making a runoff with incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the state's Senate primary. Getting to the runoff is a sweet win for Moore, who was twice stripped of his chief...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, rides his horse named "Sassy" to vote at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Gallant, Ala. Alabama's Republicans and Democrats were casting ballots Tuesday to select party nominees in the closely watched race for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The GOP race is testing the reach of both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 16, 2017 - 6:56 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ousted Chief Justice Roy Moore rode his horse "Sassy" into a sweet runoff spot against Sen. Luther Strange, and now gets to play usurper to deep-pocketed Republican forces in Alabama's Senate primary. Evangelical voters cherish Moore as a culture-war icon after he was twice...
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Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates after winning Utah's Republican primary to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Curtis of Provo, defeated former state lawmaker Chris Herrod and business consultant Tanner Ainge, son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 16, 2017 - 6:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican Utah mayor celebrating a primary win will have to fend off competitors linking him to embattled President Donald Trump as he prepares for the general election to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives. John Curtis, the popular mayor of the...
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