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Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:54pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them.

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:33pm

Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:17am

It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:24am

Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he'd rather you not mention that.

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:28pm

The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

Couple supporting McAdams says Love misused their images for her TV commercial

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:08pm

A couple who support Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams in the contentious 4th Congressional District race were distressed to see themselves in a TV commercial for his opponent, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah.

AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:29pm

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter.

The Latest: Cramer seeks to clarify Kavanaugh comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:17pm

The Latest on Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer's comments on an allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:42am

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:12am

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation 'absurd'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:01am

North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer said a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "even more absurd" than Anita Hill's 1991 sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were teenagers who "evidently were drunk."

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:43am

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way.

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:15pm

The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Friday.

Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:16pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist.

The Latest: O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:07pm

The Latest on the first debate between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke (all times local):

Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:46pm

Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one.

Biden to hit Georgia campaign trail for Abrams for governor

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:03pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to hit the Georgia campaign trail next week, making an appearance with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:29pm

The Latest on a political ad against an Arizona congressman featuring his siblings (all times local):

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign amid allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:03pm

Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter.