Political parties

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, Randy Bryce, a Democratic primary candidate for the 1st Congressional District, addresses supporters at the United Automobile Workers building in Janesville, Wis. National Democrats are endorsing ironworker Bryce in the Wisconsin congressional primary battle for the right to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in the November midterm elections.(Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 12:28 pm
National Democrats are backing ironworker Randy Bryce in a Wisconsin congressional primary battle for the right to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in the November midterm elections. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee selected Bryce over educator Cathy Myers. The committee...
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In this Saturday, March 17, 2018, photo, Chinese journalists film Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his ballot during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese Communist Party's move to exert direct control over state broadcasters and regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs shows the party's drive to use the media for ideological efforts at home and to improve its image overseas, analysts say. The move is part of a push by Xi to tighten party supervision over much of Chinese public life as he renews his uncontested rule free of constitutional limits on his terms in office. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 22, 2018 - 7:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened...
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The Capitol is seen before dawn Wednesday after a night of negotiating on the government spending bill, in Washington, March 21, 2018. Talks over a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill are almost complete as the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats ironed out deals on a first round of funding for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 21, 2018 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations in Congress over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Congressional bargainers have announced a bipartisan $1.3 trillion budget deal financing government agencies for the rest of this federal fiscal year. Lawmakers now...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, left, addresses the crowd with lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton after winning the Democratic gubernatorial primary over a field of five others, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 21, 2018 - 6:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats are giddy following Illinois' primary about their chances of reclaiming the governor's office from a GOP incumbent who barely survived his own nomination fight. Billionaire J.B. Pritzker received almost 575,000 votes on Tuesday, consolidating support from Democratic voters...
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Republican centrists, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and New Way California founder, Assemblyman Chad Mayes, appear at the first New Way California Summit, a political committee eager to reshape the state GOP, at the Hollenbeck Youth Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 21, 2018 - 5:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two of the nation's prominent Republicans on Wednesday envisioned a future for the GOP far removed from President Donald Trump's Twitter blasts, where inclusiveness, a kinder tone and a willingness to work with Democrats on immigration and climate change shape the agenda. Arnold...
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Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner addresses the crowd on primary election night, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Chicago. Rauner has won the Republican nomination for a second term, and will face Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker in the general election. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 21, 2018 - 11:28 am
Illinois voters added their voices to the 2018 primary season, with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner surviving an unexpectedly stiff primary challenge from the right and a suburban Chicago congressman, Dan Lipinski, narrowly dispatching a Democratic challenger fueled by the party's liberal wing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo Democratic candidate for the 3rd congressional district Marie Newman speaks with supporters at a campaign event in LaGrange, Ill. (AP Photo by Sara Burnett File)
March 21, 2018 - 1:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats turned out for Illinois' primary in higher numbers than the left-leaning state has seen for a midterm election in more than a decade, deciding several hotly contested races and signaling the November election could be even tougher-than-usual for the GOP. More than 1.2...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill in time for Congress to begin voting Thursday on the measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 20, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill dragged Tuesday as congressional negotiators found themselves tangled in side issues ahead of a Friday deadline. If lawmakers can agree on the bill, President Donald Trump will reap a huge budget increase for the military while...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 20, 2018 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Tuesday night of dire consequences should Democrats take the House in this year's midterm elections, but predicted Republicans are "going to win." Speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual March fundraiser, Trump said that...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, July 7, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The Kremlin said Trump called Putin to congratulate him on re-election, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke with Putin Tuesday March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 20, 2018 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a "sham." Trump also said he and Putin might meet "in...
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