Political parties

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, Randy Bryce, a Democratic primary candidate for the 1st Congressional District, addresses supporters at the United Automobile Workers building in Janesville, Wis. National Democrats are endorsing ironworker Bryce in the Wisconsin congressional primary battle for the right to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in the November midterm elections.(Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 7:08 pm
In a nod toward their hopes of a wave election in November, national Democrats are taking sides in a Wisconsin primary battle for the right to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in the fall midterms. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday tapped ironworker Randy Bryce...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a news conference about the massive government spending bill moving through Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was poised to pass a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that would end the budget battles for now, but not without risking another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., followed by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, and Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, far left, leave the secure area where the panel was wrapping up its inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2018 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee voted Thursday to approve its final report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, ending its inquiry and giving a final endorsement to the GOP conclusion there was no coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. The...
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In this Saturday, March 17, 2018, photo, Chinese journalists film Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his ballot during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese Communist Party's move to exert direct control over state broadcasters and regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs shows the party's drive to use the media for ideological efforts at home and to improve its image overseas, analysts say. The move is part of a push by Xi to tighten party supervision over much of Chinese public life as he renews his uncontested rule free of constitutional limits on his terms in office. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 22, 2018 - 6:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened...
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March 21, 2018 - 11:24 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Secret Service agent who says he is a Republican candidate for secretary of state in Kentucky has apologized for a tweet about U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth that alluded to him shooting the congressman. Yarmuth posted a photo on Twitter of him wearing the letter "F'' as a...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger introduces Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich during a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio. Can California's faded Republican Party make a comeback? Schwarzenegger will take up that question Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at an event in Los Angeles organized by a group that hopes to move the GOP in a new direction in the age of President Donald Trump. He'll be joined by another Republican centrist, Kasich, who was a Trump rival in the 2016 presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
March 21, 2018 - 1:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year was 1990 and Republican U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson claimed his first term as California governor, replacing another Republican, George Deukmejian. Two years earlier, California voters helped send George H.W. Bush to the White House with a 3.6-point win over Democrat Michael...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo Democratic candidate for the 3rd congressional district Marie Newman speaks with supporters at a campaign event in LaGrange, Ill. (AP Photo by Sara Burnett File)
March 20, 2018 - 11:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Progressives were facing their latest test Tuesday in Illinois, with a slew of candidates vying for a chance to help Democrats try to gain control of the U.S. House this fall. Enthusiasm already has been higher than usual among Democrats in the left-leaning state. In several...
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March 20, 2018 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Mississippi Republicans say governor will appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Thad Cochran.
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March 19, 2018 - 5:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Boosting the Democrats' chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall's midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal panel on Monday rejected Republican challenges to a newly redrawn congressional map imposed on Pennsylvania by the state's high court. The...
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March 19, 2018 - 4:16 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A former congressman from Hawaii says he's leaving the Republican Party because of President Donald Trump and the failure of fellow party members to stand up to him. Charles Djou (duh-JOO') represented Honolulu in the U.S. House from 2010 to 2011. He wrote in an opinion piece...
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