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Republican challengers say Ferguson has politicized post

July 27, 2020, 6:03pm Northwest

In 2016, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson was elected to a second term with no Republican even bothering to challenge him. He took 67 percent of the vote against a Libertarian. Read story

U.S. attorney: Feds will stay in Portland until attacks end

July 27, 2020, 5:43pm Latest News

PORTLAND — Federal militarized officers will remain in Portland until attacks on the U.S. courthouse cease, a top official said Monday after a night of violence. And more officers may soon be on the way. Read story

2020 Watch: Can Trump turn around his beleaguered campaign?

July 27, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

NEW YORK — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Read story

Trade, technology and security at risk in U.S.-China feud

July 27, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

BEIJING — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. Read story

Pelosi, others hail John Lewis as ‘conscience’ of Congress

July 27, 2020, 1:12pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised the late Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda ceremony rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. Read story

Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting

July 27, 2020, 9:52am Politics

WASHINGTON — Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump’s fate in the November election. Read story

As Congress fights, analysts warn economy needs help now

July 27, 2020, 9:46am Business

WASHINGTON — As Congress and the White House resume their efforts to agree on a new economic aid package, evidence is growing that the U.S. economy is faltering. And so is concern that the government may not take the steps needed to support hiring and growth. Read story

Barr able to put his stamp on executive power as Trump’s AG

July 27, 2020, 8:00am Politics

WASHINGTON — Gathered in the small assembly hall in Little Rock, Arkansas, their chairs spaced 6 feet (1.83 meters) apart, the business leaders listen admiringly to the nation’s chief law enforcement official. Read story

AP-NORC poll: Anxiety props up Biden, Trump voters fervent

July 27, 2020, 8:00am Politics

WASHINGTON — Murtice Sherek is not excited about Joe Biden. Read story

AP FACT CHECK: A more measured Trump doesn’t mean accurate

July 27, 2020, 7:59am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump in recent days suddenly acknowledged the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic and edged away from some of his most audacious falsehoods about it. That’s not to say he gave the public an honest accounting. Read story