AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has refused to say if he voted for other statewide officeholders from his own party in the Texas primary.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Feb. 19 about a Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex, The Associated Press reported erroneously on Dennis Algiere's position. He is minority leader in the Senate, not the House.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The map of congressional districts imposed by Pennsylvania's high court for the state's 2018 elections will set off a new legal battle, reconfigure perhaps dozens of campaigns and give Democrats a boost in their mission to wrest control of the U.S. House.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — New Pennsylvania congressional district map could boost Democratic Party's quest to capture control of US House.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania court issues new congressional district map for 2018 elections; map almost certain to face GOP challenge.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.
LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) — A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress' most conservative Democrats, is fa…
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-pa…
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott has set a date for a special election to replace Republican state Rep. Leighton Schubert of Caldwell, who is leaving his post to do legal work for a junior college.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Board of Examiners has approved a $5.1 million contract with an outside legal team to help fight President Trump's proposal to restart the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Las Vegas.
CHICAGO (AP) — In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he's given his campaign just $25 — and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has endorsed the wife of Attorney General Ken Paxton in her Republican primary bid for state Senate — shunning the brother of an incumbent in the chamber he oversees.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington.
NEW YORK (AP) — The letter to the editor was published Sept. 11, 2005, in The New York Times. Its author, responding to a recent book review, cites John Updike, Philip Roth and Orhan Pamuk among those he has read.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The field of teenage candidates running for Kansas governor has grown to seven, and the latest contender isn't even from the state.
With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments on whether Texas' statewide elections to choose judges for its highest criminal and civil courts violate the Voting Rights Act by deliberately diluting Hispanic voting power.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to speak at a fundraising event for Congressman and New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he doesn't want a planned movie about former state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster to be filmed in the Texas Senate.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants the state's top criminal investigators to begin handling sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers, judges and other elected officials.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has endorsed George P. Bush's re-election bid for Texas land commissioner, repaying Bush for breaking with his powerful political family and supporting Donald Trump's 2016 presidential bid.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has endorsed the primary challenger of state Rep. Lyle Larson of San Antonio — marking the third time he's targeted a legislative incumbent from his own party.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republicans who control a majority of the nation's statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government's legal ability to restrict a woman's right to terminate pregnancy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Marine Corps will be airing an ad during a Super Bowl, using an online-only spot Sunday to target a young, tough, tech-savvy audience for potential recruits who are looking for a challenge.
A growing number of state lawmakers across the country have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the start of 2017, particularly since the #MeToo movement gained momentum last fall. Here's a look at those who have resigned, been expelled, faced other disciplinary consequence…
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Employees of a disaster recovery accounting firm donated almost $30,000 to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush's re-election campaign days after his agency signed a nearly $13.5 million contract with the company to help manage the state's Hurricane Harvey response.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a ruling that could reverberate in this year's crucial elections, a federal judge ruled that Florida's system of restoring voting rights for felons who have served their time is arbitrary and unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after her friend and colleague at the Republican National Committee had been accused of sexual misconduct, Ronna McDaniel was on the phone with President Donald Trump for a difficult conversation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely claimed Thursday that more people watched his State of the Union speech on TV than any other in history. Each of the last three presidents got higher ratings for State of the Union addresses.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan by President Donald Trump could place greater pressure on state and local governments to come up with more of their own money for big projects.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter went wild with speculation when first lady Melania Trump showed up for her husband's first State of the Union address in an ivory Christian Dior pantsuit.
NEW YORK (AP) — An adult film star who previously alleged an extramarital affair with Donald Trump now says in a statement the affair never happened.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's plan to provide only partial relief to some students defrauded by for-profit colleges could reduce overall payments by about 60 percent, according to a preliminary analysis obtained by The Associated Press.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A high-ranking Michigan State University official involved in the board of trustees' plan says former Gov. John Engler will be named interim president.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — High-ranking Michigan State University official: Ex.-Gov. John Engler to be named interim president amid school scandal.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke has again outraised U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz but still trails the heavily favored, Republican incumbent in the money race for November's Senate election in Texas.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — For the Koch brothers and their powerful donor network, the trouble with President Donald Trump isn't what he's doing. It's how he's doing it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — He's running for U.S. Senate but as the Sunday morning sun rose over a park near the Texas-Mexico border, Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke had another run in mind.
ATLANTA (AP) — A civil rights group is filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security for failing to release information connected to President Donald Trump's now-disbanded voter fraud commission.