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Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a night of firsts: The first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee. The first Somali-American major party nominee. The potential of the first black woman representing Conne...

What to Watch: Minn.,Wis. primaries test allegiance to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who once criticized President Donald Trump are now fighting each other for his support. Minnesota faces a #metoo moment. And Democrats weigh whether to send the "Iron Sta...

GOP grumbles as Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is casting himself as the star of the midterm elections, eagerly inserting himself into hotly contested primaries, headlining big rallies in pivotal swing stat...

Corporate donations are new test for Democratic candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — When an audience member at a town hall asked California Sen. Kamala Harris earlier this year to reject corporate donations, her answer was decidedly non-committal. "Well, that depend...

Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food...

Democrats find not-so-secret weapon in Trump controversies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled Wednesday night with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks ...

Nieman Foundation for Journalism announces newest class

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has announced its 24-member class of 2018 , which includes media members who plan on studying sexual violence, minority populations and the...

With friends like these: Trump struggles to win GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have a lot to say about their new president. Donald Trump's proposed budget is "draconian, careless and counterproductive." The health car...

AP Explains: Trump's budget not the final word on spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proposed a $1.15 trillion budget, but it's hardly the final word on how the federal government will spend taxpayer dollars. His budget is...

GOP infighting over health care, other issues belies victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump had won the White House, House Speaker Paul Ryan triumphantly proclaimed the start of a new era of Republican leadership that would "hit the gro...

Republicans still battle each other even after gaining power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than twenty-four hours after Donald Trump had won the White House, House Speaker Paul Ryan triumphantly proclaimed the start of a new era of Republican leadership that would "hi...

AP Explains: How to transform GOP health care plan into law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has cleared a couple hurdles in the House. The GOP still must navigate a complicated path to turn its 123...

AP Explains: How to transform GOP health care plan into law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has cleared one hurdle in the House. The GOP still must navigate a complicated path to turn its 123-page ...

AP Spin Meter: GOP health care offers access, not insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget about insurance coverage. The new Republican buzzwords in Washington are health care access. When Republicans released their long-awaited health care replace...

AP Explains: How to transform GOP health care plan into law

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work ...