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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--Responding to the dual events this week of (1) the House passing language to effectively block enforcement of the longstanding law known as the Johnson Amendment in Section 112 of the Interior/Environment and Financial Services and General Governmen…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less white as a sign they may be able to break the Republican hold on statewide offices. This year, after previous disappointments, their gubernatorial candidate has already made history as the …

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 18, 2018--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its , the 26th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending.

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MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide.

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MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

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PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago.

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MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — Having once turned her back on Donald Trump, a Republican congresswoman from Alabama is fighting for her political career in the heart of Trump country in a Tuesday runoff election that tests anew the influence of the president in the 2018 midterm season.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 17, 2018--Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds the passage by the House of Representatives of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018 (S. 488), or JOBS Act 3.0, in a widely bipartisan vote of 406-4. This legislation, which incl…

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Dozens of state lawmakers nationwide have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the beginning of 2017. Here are those running for re-election or another office since the allegations surfaced:

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story July 16 about the National Rifle Association's endorsement of Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the NRA also praised a rival Republican candidate, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, for helping to draft…

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City Mayor Jon Law took the podium during Tuesday’s City Board meeting and, turning it the audience, announced he would not seek re-election in November.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn narrowly outraised Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen last quarter and maintains a 2-to-1 cash advantage against him in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee, according to totals released by the campaigns.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 13, 2018--Following is a statement by spokesman Nicholas Peters on behalf of Dr. Thomas E. Price, former Health and Human Services Secretary, in response to an audit by the HHS Office of Inspector General of the department’s travel expenses and accounting iss…

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump found time to attack CNN, NBC and the British tabloid The Sun, and offer fashion advice to a fourth news organization, while talking to reporters Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A new television campaign ad accuses Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican seeking another term in November, of profiting off President Donald Trump's since abandoned "zero tolerance" border policy of separating immigrant children from their families.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is tapping into her political Rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her November race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon.

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President Donald Trump's appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the prospect that a new conservative court majority might consider overturning or weakening the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion.

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BOSTON (AP) — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are searching for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their constitutions and laws.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four leading Republican candidates have spent a record-shattering $33.5 million so far in the bruising primary for governor in Tennessee, with each unleashing about $33 million combined from their own bank accounts.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America's closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2018--Aimee Kennedy, Battelle’s Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Education since 2013, has been named to a new advisory panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education, as authorized by the American Innov…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh's wooing of the Senate is part of a time-honored tradition, including awkward grip-and-grin photo ops and light conversation that skirts the contentious issues that lie ahead.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2018--The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French after the Senate approved a “motion to instruct” related to congressional approval of national-security designated tariffs.

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Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has repeatedly attacked incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, saying the Democrat failed to protect communities against sex offenders.

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) — As U.S. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama chatted with a farmer after a meeting in her district on agriculture legislation, she was peppered with questions on a range of conservative issues.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Republicans tell it, Brett Kavanaugh is a skilled and well-respected judge who reveres the Constitution. To Democrats, he's a threat to women's reproductive rights and the Obama health care program.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump exercised his power by nominating Brett Kavanaugh Monday night at the White House, adult film star Stormy Daniels exercised hers about a mile away, wearing nothing but black heels.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks moved swiftly Monday from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations in their coverage of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks moved swiftly Monday from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations in their coverage of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the U.S., information that could show how drug manufacturers and distributors contributed to the nation's addiction and overdose crisis.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A family separation crisis of his own making continues at the border. His Environmental Protection Agency chief just quit amid mounting scandals. And he's about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election.