Wyoming Senate race might see insurgent challenger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate GOP leadership team, in a race that could pit the party’s establishment against insurgents inspired by allies of President Donald Trump. Prince was in Wyoming this weekend to discuss a […]

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care […]

BREAKING NEWS: Firebrand jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by President Donald Trump and allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell. In an upset likely to rock the GOP establishment, Moore clinched victory over Sen. Luther Strange to take the GOP nomination […]

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is headed for confirmation after Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections. Democrats denounced the GOP’s use of what both sides dubbed the “nuclear option” to […]