Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In a tweet Monday night, Trump […]

2 Democrats to be sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House’s legislative agenda before the midterm elections in November. Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat elected to the Senate in a quarter century, […]

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

BC-US–Alabama Senate,5th Ld-Writethru Dec 09, 2017 10:29PM (GMT 04:29) – 1000 words By STEVE PEOPLES and KIM CHANDLER ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds AP photos. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat […]

GOP faces unappealing options in dealing with Moore

BC-US–Alabama Senate-Moore-Next Steps Nov 14, 2017 2:24AM (GMT 08:24) – 530 words By ANDREW TAYLOR ,  Associated Press Eds: Also moved earlier. With BC-US–Alabama Senate-Moore. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are confronted with a limited, unappealing set of options in responding to Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore, who is caught up in […]

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 […]