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National Politics

Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student prez

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater, Texas A&M, its first openly gay student body president was "stolen."
Published: 03/23/17
WH distances Trump from Manafort after AP report

WH distances Trump from Manafort after AP report

The White House is distancing itself from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying his secret work for a Russian billionaire detailed in an Associated Press report happened during "the last decade."
Published: 03/22/17

White House: Trump not aware of Manafort's work for Russian billionaire when Manafort worked on presidential campaign

White House: Trump not aware of Manafort's work for Russian billionaire when Manafort worked on presidential campaign
Published: 03/22/17

Radio host, former state GOP chair is charged with fraud

A radio host and former chairman of the Colorado Republican party has been charged with voter fraud and forgery
Published: 03/22/17

Nevada moves to join 11 other states in popular vote effort

A national effort to elect United States presidents by popular vote is finding support in the Nevada Legislature
Published: 03/22/17
In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

In the same Atlanta-area congressional district that sent Newt Gingrich to Washington, Republicans are nervous about an upstart Democrat who's running a competitive bid to win a special congressional election
Published: 03/22/17
Far-right activist plans challenge for Nevada House seat

Far-right activist plans challenge for Nevada House seat

Conservative activist and former Nevada state lawmaker Sharron Angle, a three-time candidate for Congress, has announced she is seeking to unseat Republican Rep. Mark Amodei next year
Published: 03/21/17
Comic Joe Piscopo considers run for governor as independent

Comic Joe Piscopo considers run for governor as independent

Joe Piscopo won't run as a Republican in New Jersey's upcoming governor's race, but the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian says he's "more serious than ever" about running as an independent
Published: 03/21/17

Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader

A poll finds that a majority of young Americans see Donald Trump's presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians
Published: 03/20/17

Connecticut gun permits increase 73 percent in 2016

Gun enthusiasts in Connecticut believe concerns over changes to federal and state gun laws fueled a 73 percent increase in the number of pistol permits issued in the state last year
Published: 03/19/17