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In this Dec. 2, 2017, photo, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, speaks at a fundraiser at Cipriani in New York. The Republican National Committee is committing $250 million to aid party candidates in the November elections, hoping the big spending can help diminish the prospect of a Democratic wave and preserve the GOP majority in Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 15, 2018 - 4:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term. Facing the prospect of a blue wave this fall, the White House's...
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April 14, 2018 - 7:12 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Sen. Dave Craig says he won't run for the congressional seat being vacated by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Craig said in a tweet Friday night that the timing isn't right for his young family. Craig used to be an aide to Ryan. Other Republicans still considering a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene. He planned to make his debut in Iowa on April 13, talking to union carpenters, seeing representatives from the Asian, Latino and LBGTQ communities and headlining a county party dinner. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
April 13, 2018 - 4:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats searching for potential presidential candidates may find some in an unlikely place: city hall. A handful of Democratic mayors from around the country are considering the race in 2020, taking early steps in Iowa, which holds the first major contest of the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, "Fox & Friends" co-hosts, from left, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade appear on their set in New York. Roughly 1.5 million people watch "Fox & Friends" each day, more than its counterparts at CNN and MSNBC and less than half the audiences for "Good Morning America" or "Today." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 12, 2018 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the epicenter of television journalism, the most influential news show on the air. But "Fox & Friends" doesn't feel that way. Fox News Channel's day-opener seems much like it has for 20 years, a peppy talk show about news that advances a conservative point of view, and is...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 12, 2018 - 7:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP...
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Anna Langthorn, right, chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, talks with William Andrews, left, after he filed to run for the state Senate, as protests over school funding continue at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Langthorn said the party has been overwhelmed in recent weeks with potential candidates seeking guidance on how to run for office. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 12, 2018 - 6:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma second-grade teacher Cyndi Ralston heard her state representative berate teachers for walking out of the classroom and marching on the Capitol, she knew she'd be running against him in November. Rep. Kevin McDugle, an ex-Marine Corps drill instructor, chastised...
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This image released by Showtime shows, from left, Alex Wagner, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon from the series, "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth." Wagner joins the show as a permanent host this season, premiering Sunday, April 15. (Alison Cohen Rosa/Showtime via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lot has changed since the three hosts of Showtime's "The Circus" shared duck at Washington's Momofuku restaurant at the end of the show's last season. Seemingly half of the White House staff, for one thing. More importantly for the political series, Mark Halperin was dropped...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, walks along a sidewalk in New York. The company that publishes the National Enquirer paid a former doorman at one of Trump’s New York skyscrapers $30,000 during the presidential campaign for a tip about Trump it never ran. Dino Sajudin signed a contract with American Media Inc. that barred him from discussing his tip with anyone. Cohen acknowledged to the AP that he had discussed Sajudin’s story with the magazine when the tabloid was working on it. He said he was acting as a Trump spokesman when he did so and denied knowing anything beforehand about the Enquirer payment to the ex-doorman. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's...
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April 12, 2018 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the $30,000 payment in 2015 by the company that publishes the National Enquirer to buy a salacious rumor about Trump (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A government watchdog group wants the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission to investigate a $30,000 payment...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tenn. Hundreds of liberal candidates are streaming into Washington this week as the Democratic Party’s far left flank intensifies in its push to seize control of Congress, statehouses and local governments across the country this fall. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 12, 2018 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Do not ask the "resistance warriors" to water down their message. No, with control of Congress and statehouses across the nation at stake, the liberal candidates who packed into a Washington hotel ballroom Thursday are convinced they will win in this fall's midterm elections only...
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