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In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, answers questions from reports after filing to run for the Republican nomination for governor as running mate and Wichita businessman Wink Hartman, to his left, and family members watch, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach is attacking a state law that helps young people living in the U.S. illegally go to state colleges. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 31, 2018 - 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Kansas governor who has advised President Donald Trump is attacking a state law that helps young people living in the U.S. illegally go to state colleges, appealing to his party's conservative base in a tough GOP primary race. Kansas Secretary of State...
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In this March 26, 2018 photo, farmer Jeff Rehder looks over some of his pigs, in Hawarden, Iowa. Rehder stands to lose potential revenue on his hogs after China responded to Trump's announced plans to impose tariffs on products including Chinese steel, with a threat to tag U.S. products, including pork, with an equal 25-percent charge. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 31, 2018 - 7:02 am
HOSPERS, Iowa (AP) — In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there's a palpable sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump — who received more than 80...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2017, file photo, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Square outside the White House, in Washington. Democratic Party leaders still can't reach a deal on how to limit party leaders' influence on the presidential nominating process. Perez is promising Democrats will curtail superdelegates' role at the 2020 nominating convention. But a key Democratic National Committee panel is opting to delay action on any specific plans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 10, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party's hierarchy on Saturday acknowledged the "perceived influence" of insiders over voters in picking a presidential nominee, but don't know yet how to settle an issue that bedeviled the bitter nomination fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in 2016...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2017, file photo, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Square outside the White House, in Washington. Democratic Party leaders still can't reach a deal on how to limit party leaders' influence on the presidential nominating process. Perez is promising Democrats will curtail superdelegates' role at the 2020 nominating convention. But a key Democratic National Committee panel is opting to delay action on any specific plans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is back in the Senate minority. Hillary Clinton is selling books and playing with grandchildren. And the Democratic Party is still navigating the fallout from their bitter 2016 presidential nominating fight. The latest reminder came this week as party leaders failed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Mitt Romney talks with reporters after eating dinner with then President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York. Romney is considering a new career in Congress. Those who know the 70-year-old former Republican presidential nominee best expect him to announce plans to seek a suddenly vacant Utah Senate seat. Incumbent Orrin Hatch announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election this fall.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 03, 2018 - 3:58 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress. Those who know Romney best expect him to announce plans in the coming weeks to...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec, 13, 2017, Democrat Doug Jones speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones said he knew he had a path to victory. He said his win signals that voters are looking for a less vitriolic political rhetoric and vanquished the idea that a Democrat could not win in Alabama. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 15, 2017 - 12:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Female members of the Congressional Black Caucus are asking Republican leaders to let Alabama Democrat Doug Jones join the Senate immediately or delay votes on major legislation. Twenty House members are making the request in letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2016 file photo, Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg speaks during a signing ceremony for legislation aimed at reversing a deadly opioid addiction crisis at the Statehouse in Boston. Rosenberg on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, agreed to relinquish his responsibilities as Senate leader during an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations involving his husband (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 04, 2017 - 9:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The state Senate elected an acting president after former President Stan Rosenberg changed course Monday and agreed to relinquish his leadership responsibilities amid sexual misconduct allegations involving his husband. Rosenberg, a Democrat, originally had said he would recuse...
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Actor Alec Baldwin speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Fall Gala, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 28, 2017 - 5:12 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Alec Baldwin mixed his Emmy-winning impression of President Donald Trump and the advocacy of a serious Democratic activist Monday, headlining a state party banquet in Des Moines. The actor known lately for his recurring role on Saturday Night Live wowed more than 2,000 party...
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A thick layer of fog rolls over the Mississippi River toward Dubuque, Iowa, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 5:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey paid a weekend visit to Iowa, site of the first presidential caucuses. Cue the speculation. One of President Donald Trump's best-known adversaries dined at a must-stop steakhouse for politicos and posed for a photo along a rural road with a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin. German media report that Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is set to become parliament’s new speaker. News agency dpa and newspaper Bild reported Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, citing unidentified officials in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Union bloc, that caucus leaders will propose Schaeuble ahead of parliament’s first meeting next month. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
September 27, 2017 - 11:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister for the last eight years and a key figure in the eurozone debt crisis, looks set to become the new speaker of Germany's parliament. The leaders in parliament of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union bloc said Wednesday that they plan to...
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