Photo of the U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, in Washington in 2017

High Stakes as 2-Month Sprint to Election Begins

WASHINGTON — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine...
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His Way: Washington Says Goodbye to John McCain

WASHINGTON — It's Washington's turn to say goodbye to John McCain. His way. "It is only right that today, near the end of his long journey, John lies here, in this great hall, under the mighty dome, like other American heroes before him." — Senate Majority ...
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Former WWE Wrestler Kane Wins Mayor’s Race in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a "no-holds-barred, last-man-standing" round, this time in the political ring. Glenn Jacobs went by Kane in the WWE. Now the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Republican has the title of Knox County mayor. ...

Visalia Assemblyman Mathis Reprimanded For Sexual Comments

SACRAMENTO — California Assemblyman Devon Mathis was reprimanded in June for making sexual comments, including about fellow lawmakers. A heavily redacted letter from the Assembly Rules Committee released Wednesday says Mathis' comments violated the chamber'...