Political parties

April 09, 2019 - 4:47 am
BARCO, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen Republicans seeking to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. are making their case to party activists in northeastern North Carolina at a special meeting. Local GOP leaders say 15 of the 17 Republicans who filed to run in the 3rd Congressional District...
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April 09, 2019 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a prominent liberal group are urging Democratic presidential contenders who are pitching massive policy changes to also focus on more fundamental "structural reforms" to American democracy. In a book set for publication this fall, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg — who...
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April 08, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A recent top Trump administration manager has been named the chief executive of the 2020 Republican National Convention. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Monday that Marcia Lee Kelly will be president and CEO of next year's convention in Charlotte. Kelly worked at...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Director of the Office of Management, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. White House chief of staff Mulvaney said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mulvaney says Democrats just want "attention" and are engaging in a "political stunt" after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 08, 2019 - 5:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "attention...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Director of the Office of Management, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. White House chief of staff Mulvaney said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mulvaney says Democrats just want "attention" and are engaging in a "political stunt" after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 07, 2019 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, a woman, backdropped by the Suleymaniye mosque, buys simit, a pretzel-like snack, in Istanbul. The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry - fear that their win in Istanbul's mayoral race could be overturned in a recount taking place after the ruling party challenged the election results. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 07, 2019 - 1:40 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party said Sunday it will appeal for a full recount of all votes cast in Istanbul's mayoral election, which the opposition narrowly won in a major setback for President Recep Erdogan. The opposition's mayoral candidate urged the ruling party to accept defeat...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO WESSELL INSTEAD OF WESSEL - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, photo Mike Wessell, center, a Republican-turned Democrat, talks with other supporters for democratic party candidate for Pennsylvania state senator Pam Iovino at her election returns party in Pittsburgh. Some Democrats thought they didn’t need white male voters in 2016. But the party knows it needs them in 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 07, 2019 - 1:08 pm
UPPER ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — When he moved to Pennsylvania about five years ago, it was a coin toss which party Brian Heitman would register with. No longer. Since Donald Trump's election in 2016, Heitman, who is 42 and white, has become a reliable Democrat. Last week, he voted for the...
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Madivian women cast their votes in Male, Maldives, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Voting is underway in the Maldives in a parliamentary election many hope would help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
April 07, 2019 - 10:30 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's party was leading in the vote count in the country's weekend parliamentary elections and declared a landslide victory that could give him a free hand in efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption. Local media reports...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. One of the only jobs McConnell ever wanted was to be in the Senate. But the majority leader is steadily changing the way the chamber operates in pursuit of a greater prize: reshaping the judiciary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 07, 2019 - 8:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the "personnel business" this year. But the majority leader's focus on confirming President Donald Trump's nominees is coming at the expense of any big legislative priorities. Nearly 100 days into the new Congress, the Senate is adding...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting, Saturday April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 07, 2019 - 4:58 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance before the Republican Jewish Coalition (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Republicans are hoping to narrow the gap in 2020 with Jewish voters, who have traditionally backed Democrats by a large margin. President Donald Trump is leading...
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