United States presidential election

January 18, 2018 - 12:11 pm
President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged "total support" for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state. However, the White House later corrected Trump's tweet to say...
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January 18, 2018 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The White House says that, despite the president's tweet, he is not going to Pennsylvania Thursday to campaign for a congressional candidate there. President Donald Trump tweeted earlier...
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January 16, 2018 - 2:47 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ruled himself out of the race for former Democratic Sen. Al Franken's seat on Tuesday, handing Washington Republicans their latest setback in recruiting top-tier candidates in the potentially bruising midterm elections. The two-term governor...
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Graphic shows average job approval ratings for U.S. presidents in the first year of office; 2c x 7 inches; 96.3 mm x 177 mm;
January 16, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. That's according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo. the U.S. Capitol in the early morning in Washington. Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump’s persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and could deliver a shattering blow to the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president. The number...
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U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., waves from the cockpit of a T-6 World War II airplane as she departs from a rally, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Phoenix. McSally announced Friday that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 13, 2018 - 1:09 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Martha McSally wants Arizona to know she supports President Donald Trump. The Republican congresswoman has voted with the Republican president nearly 97 percent of the time so far. She says that young immigrants shouldn't be shielded from deportation unless Democrats agree to build...
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U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., waves from a T-6 World War II airplane as she leaves for Phoenix, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. McSally announced Friday that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
January 12, 2018 - 2:49 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Republican congresswoman Martha McSally embraced President Donald Trump and his hardline immigration rhetoric as she launched her Senate bid Friday, lashing out at the same establishment leaders who support her campaign to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The 51-year-old...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, North Dakota state Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Cramer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, he won't run for U.S. Senate, depriving Republicans of the candidate many saw as the party's best chance to unseat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
January 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular...
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This Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by Zac Mercauto shows him holding a package of marijuana cookies in Fryeburg, Maine. Mercauto is one of many proponents of legalized marijuana who supports President Donald Trump, but thinks his administration is wrong about its anti-pot stance. (Zac Mercauto via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 2:19 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2018 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group representing President Donald Trump's transition team says a memo in the hands of the General Services Administration should have stopped the agency from turning over tens of thousands of emails to the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. A...
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