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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, then-House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Flores won’t run for re-election in 2020, becoming the state’s fifth Republican congressman to say he’s leaving. The announcement Wednesday brings the number of House Republicans retiring next year to 15. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fifth Texas Republican congressman added his name Wednesday to the list of House GOP retirements in the nation's biggest conservative state. Five-term Rep. Bill Flores is the 14th House Republican so far to announce plans to depart this year, compared with three House...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., speak at the Capitol in Washington. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. President Donald Trump told American congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from. He later vowed to revive a racial slur to tear down Elizabeth Warren, promoted a wild conspiracy theory linking a past political opponent to the death of a high-profile sex offender and blamed Friday’s stock market slide on a low-polling former presidential candidate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 30, 2019 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President Donald Trump bashes the four squad members with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters as he leaves a House Judiciary and Oversight Committee closed-door interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Issa has taken a step toward challenging indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter for a Southern California seat. Issa says on his website that he formed an exploratory committee to replace fellow Republican Hunter, who is scheduled to be tried in January for allegedly siphoning campaign money for personal use. The committee allows Issa to raise money. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta,File)
August 29, 2019 - 5:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Congressman Darrell Issa has taken a step toward challenging indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter for a Southern California seat, a campaign that would bring his strong name recognition, deep pockets and reputation as one of President Barack Obama's chief antagonists to a race...
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U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kan., makes a point during a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Topeka, Kan. Watkins is getting heat from some frustrated constituents who want him to publicly endorse tougher gun-control measures in the wake of recent mass shootings. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
August 27, 2019 - 6:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer on Tuesday urged the state treasurer to drop his Senate bid and instead challenge freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in the GOP primary, arguing the move would help "nominate a candidate that can win." Colyer's public opposition to a...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan's annual fundraiser in Anderson, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
August 26, 2019 - 10:27 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told South Carolina conservatives Monday night that another four years for the Trump administration is a far better choice than anything the Democratic Party might offer from its nomination race. "Have faith in the American people," Pence told about 3...
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U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 23, 2019 - 6:02 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a "softer way." Backed by supporters at a news conference in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican affirmed his...
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U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Boone, Iowa. King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether "there would be any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, the Iowa congressman reviewed legislation he has sought that would outlaw abortions without exceptions for rape and incest. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 15, 2019 - 6:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's possible they actually could do more good than harm for the embattled congressman's re-election chances by...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., leaves federal court after a hearing in San Diego. Hunter, who is facing corruption charges, wants his Sept. 10 trial postponed while his attorneys appeal a judge's refusal a month earlier to dismiss the case. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:54 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is facing corruption charges, wants his Sept. 10 trial postponed while his attorneys appeal a judge's refusal last month to dismiss the case. The California lawmaker's attorneys plan to make the request Tuesday to the federal judge in San...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., leaves federal court after a hearing in San Diego. Hunter, who is facing corruption charges, wants his Sept. 10 trial postponed while his attorneys appeal a judge's refusal a month earlier to dismiss the case. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:54 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is facing corruption charges, wants his Sept. 10 trial postponed while his attorneys appeal a judge's refusal last month to dismiss the case. The California lawmaker's attorneys plan to make the request Tuesday to the federal judge in San...
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July 31, 2019 - 7:12 pm
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Republican Rep. Michael Conaway announced Wednesday that he won't seek a ninth term representing a sprawling West Texas congressional district. Conaway announced his decision at a news conference in Midland. In a statement, he said that while serving in the U.S. House, he had...
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