The Latest: Warner says White House not dispelling suspicion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says White House meddling in Congress' Russia investigations is not helping to lift the cloud of suspicion that hangs over the Trump administration. Virginia Sen.

APNewsBreak: Polling changes could confuse Kansas voters

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- More than 36,000 registered voters in Kansas are being asked to cast their ballots at new polling stations during the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's November victory, prompting concerns that confusion could suppress turnout. The April 11 special election will fill a vacancy in south-central Kansas' 4th District that was created when Trump chose former Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as his CIA director.

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election. The chairman of the House intelligence committee, Rep.

In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats. "Shock therapy," he calls it. The 6th Congressional District chairman for Georgia Republicans, Fitzgerald wants to steel party faithful for a special House election to choose a successor to Tom Price, President Donald Trump's new health secretary.

FBI director blasted by Democrats after probe revelation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey's testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blamed him for rattling the 2016 campaign's closing days.

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The countdown quickened toward an expected vote Thursday on legislation undoing much of the law that has provided coverage to some 20 million Americans.

The Latest: Trump keeping tabs on Russia hearing, tweeting

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is keeping tabs on the congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He's tweeting that the FBI and National Security Agency are telling Congress that Russia did not influence the electoral process.

King maintains support in Iowa after inflammatory comments

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) -- Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation, but back home they rate little more than a shrug. "That's just Steve being Steve," was how Tom Reiter put it, looking into a mirror while getting his hair cut Thursday in Carroll. "He doesn't pull any punches.

House panel gets DoJ information about Trump's wiretap claim

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has given the House intelligence committee information it requested about President Donald Trump's bold but unsubstantiated claim of being wiretapped during the presidential election, but the committee chairman won't say what was received. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., declined to disclose details, saying only that the Justice Department had "fully complied" with the committee's request.

Chaffetz' iPhone gaffe lands him well-funded Utah challenger

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz has strolled to four easy re-election wins in his Republican-friendly Utah congressional district, but now he's facing a surprising challenge from a Democratic political newcomer who raised nearly a half million dollars -- by tapping into anger over Chaffetz' recent comment suggesting people should spend their money on health insurance instead of iPhones. Dr.

15 candidates file for special race to fill Mulvaney's seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Fifteen candidates have filed for the special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by Mick Mulvaney's confirmation as White House budget director. State Election Commission records show seven Republicans, three Democrats and five third-party candidates filed paperwork by the Monday noon deadline. Republican contenders include House Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope and former state GOP Chairman Chad Connelly.

Postelection dominoes create 5 open House seats

ATLANTA (AP) -- The postelection dominoes of President Donald Trump's administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the House, and that means five special elections in the coming months. It will take some Democratic upsets for this trial heat for 2018 to dent GOP control of the House, where Republicans have a 237-193 edge. Republicans are defending four GOP-leaning seats. Democrats are protecting territory in a liberal California district.

House panel wants any evidence Trump's phones were tapped

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House intelligence committee asked the executive branch to provide by Monday any evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during the election, a senior congressional aide said Saturday. The request was made in a letter sent by committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and the panel's ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Partisanship rift continues in House panel probing Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Republican and Democrat on the House intelligence committee had conflicting messages Thursday when they emerged from a 31/2-hour closed-door briefing with FBI Director James Comey on Russian activities during the presidential election. Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

Montana governor calls for May 25 election to replace Zinke

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A special election will be held on May 25 to fill Montana's only U.S. House seat after Republican Ryan Zinke resigned to join President Donald Trump's cabinet, the governor said Wednesday. The U.S. Senate confirmed Zinke as Trump's Interior Department secretary earlier in the day. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock chose the minimum amount of time for setting a special election under state law -- 85 days.