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Recent articles by Alan:

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Although President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have expressed a new openness to unspecified gun curbs, their decisions will reflect the sentiment of fellow Republicans. → Read More

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month's mass killings in Texas and Ohio. It seemed unlikely that Democrats' moves would have much impact on top Republicans. While President Donald Trump and… → Read More

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Democrats are using public outrage over this month's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio to try pressuring President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on curbing gun violence and investigating white supremacists. → Read More

Shed at Lake Oswego property destroyed by fire

An outdoor shed at a Lake Oswego Fir Lane property went up in flames on Tuesday morning and the cause is still unknown. → Read More

GOP freezes Twitter spending after Mitch McConnell’s account locked

Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home. → Read More

GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked

The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform's treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twitter temporarily locked McConnell's campaign account Wednesday after it shared → Read More

GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform's treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twitter temporarily locked McConnell's campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home,… → Read More

Fearing the next AOC, House Democrats hoard campaign cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere out there, the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lurks. So wary House Democrats are amassing campaign war chests to scare off progressive upstarts from challenging them in primaries — or trounce them if they try. A look at 41 incumbent House Democrats who face potential 2020 party primary opponents shows 16 have already stockpiled over $1 million in campaign funds. → Read More

YouTube’s ‘King of Random’ dies following Utah paraglider crash

The creator of the YouTube channel "King of Random" shot video that showed his fatal paragliding crash. → Read More

Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise

Another Texas Republican congressman announced his retirement Monday as the party's mounting departures made it increasingly unlikely it will be able to regain the House majority in next year's elections. Rep. Kenny Marchant's decision made him the 10th GOP representative to say he won&#39 → Read More

Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Republican officials say eight-term Texas Rep. Kenny Marchant will announce his retirement on Monday. That makes him the 10th GOP lawmaker to say he won't run for reelection in November 2020 and the seventh in two weeks. The departures are making it increasingly unlikely that Republicans will be able to regain the House majority next year. Marchant is the fifth Texas GOP… → Read More

Retirement of only black House Republican jars GOP for 2020

The only black House Republican, a critic of President Donald Trump's, has joined a growing list of GOP lawmakers not seeking reelection next year, jarring the party's efforts to woo minority voters and recapture House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's split with Trump over → Read More

The Latest: 164,000 jobs added in July; 3.7% unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. employment report for July (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-plus expansion. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7% for a second straight month. […] → Read More

Vexed with minority status and rancor, GOP lawmakers retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House's only black Republican has become the latest GOP lawmaker to say he won't seek reelection next year, jolting the party's efforts to appeal to minority voters and wounding its already uphill chances of regaining House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's clashed with President Donald Trump over race and immigration, used an evening tweet to announce he… → Read More

Vexed with minority status and rancor, GOP lawmakers retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's only black Republican has become the latest GOP lawmaker to say he won't seek reelection next year, jolting the party's efforts to appeal to minority voters and wounding its already uphill chances of regaining House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's clashed with President Donald Trump over race and immigration, used an evening tweet to announce he… → Read More

Rep. Will Hurd, the Only Black Republican in the House, Is Retiring

The House's only black Republican—Rep. Will Hurd—became the latest GOP lawmaker to say he won't seek re-election next year. → Read More

House Republicans dealing with swell of members who won't run again in 2020

At least nine GOP Congress members have said they won't seek another term. It's posing a challenge as Republicans try to re-take House control. → Read More

House Republicans dealing with swell of members who won't run again in 2020

At least nine GOP Congress members have said they won't seek another term. It's posing a challenge as Republicans try to re-take House control. → Read More

Vexed with minority status and rancor, GOP lawmakers retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are suffering an early exodus ahead of next year's elections, hampering their uphill prospects for recapturing control from Democrats as lawmakers chafe under life in the minority, today's razor-edged partisanship and the tweets and tantrums of President Donald Trump. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, this week became the eighth Republican lawmaker to announce he… → Read More

Top aides leave Dem campaign arm amid diversity complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) - A mass departure of top aides shook House Democrats' campaign arm Tuesday, an exodus prompted by complaints from Hispanic and black lawmakers that the organization's staff lacked diversity. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a statement late Monday that she had "fallen short" and promised to "work tirelessly to… → Read More