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This Is the State Senate Race All of California Is Watching

The state GOP has a lot riding on Madera County Supervisor Rob Poythress' run for state Senate.  Keeping the 12th District seat in Republican hands is crucial to the party's effort to prevent a Democratic supermajority in California's upper chamber. Democra...
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Barack Obama’s Return: Good or Bad for Democrats?

WASHINGTON — Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. "This is perfect for us. It will energize Republicans as a reminder." — Rep. Lou Barletta...
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Here’s What the 2018 Primaries Have Taught Us

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump's grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm ...
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White House Faces Brain Drain at Perilous Moment

WASHINGTON — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and commun...
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Poll: Few Democrats Favor Liberal Cry to Abolish ICE

WASHINGTON — The rallying cry from some liberals to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) isn't a likely winner this election year, as a new poll finds only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating the agency that carried out the Trump administra...