Category: Primary

US job openings slip in May, as quits reach 17-year high
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US job openings slip in May, as quits reach 17-year high

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses advertised fewer jobs in May than the previous month, but the tally of open positions outnumbered the ranks of the unemployed for only the second time in the past two decades. The Labor Department also says the proportion of workers quitting their jobs reached the highest...

Daily News Digest – July 10, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 10, 2018

Good morning! Good news: all the Thai boys have been safely rescued from the cave. Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, July 10, 2018. 1. It’s Kavanaugh. Last night, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh could solidify a conservative tilt on the high court for decades. Who’s Kavanuagh? He’s a Bushie. He worked...

Trump picks Kavanaugh, a GOP favorite, for Supreme Court
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Trump picks Kavanaugh, a GOP favorite, for Supreme Court

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right. A favorite of the Republican...

Updated: Primary Runoff Ad Rundown
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Updated: Primary Runoff Ad Rundown

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The July 17 primary runoff election hasn’t produced nearly the volume of campaign ads that we saw leading up to the June 5 primary. Still, the big races have major ad buys with hard-hitting spots, so it’s worth a look at who is running what. Is there an ad...

King files ethics complaint against Marshall
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King files ethics complaint against Marshall

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A week before the GOP runoff, challenger Troy King filed a complaint Monday against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, saying the heavy financial support he has received from the Republican Attorneys General Association is illegal. However, a lawyer for the Republican group called the complaint a “desperate ploy of a flailing campaign.”...

GOP senator warns against trusting Putin ‘mafia’
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GOP senator warns against trusting Putin ‘mafia’

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator who just returned from a congressional trip to Russia warned against trusting President Vladimir Putin, saying that dealing with the Russian government is like “dealing with the mafia.” Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recently went with other GOP senators to see first-hand the Russian economy...

US consumer borrowing up $24 billion in May
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US consumer borrowing up $24 billion in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in a year and a half, boosted by a big increase in credit card borrowing. Consumer debt rose $24.5 billion in May after an increase of $10 billion in April, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. It was the biggest monthly increase since...

Trump’s tariffs: What they are and how they will work
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Trump’s tariffs: What they are and how they will work

By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — So is this what a trade war looks like? The Trump administration and China’s leadership have imposed tens of billions of dollars in tariffs on each other’s goods. President Donald Trump has proposed slapping duties on, all told, up to $550 billion if China...

Trump enjoys ‘suspense’ ahead of Supreme Court announcement
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Trump enjoys ‘suspense’ ahead of Supreme Court announcement

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, but he says with his final four options “you can’t go wrong.” Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon before returning to Washington from a...

Daily News Digest – July 9, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 9, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for July 9, 2018. 1. Who will Trump pick? Here we go President Trump is set to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court at 8:00 Central tonight. Who will it be? Not Judge Smails, sadly. Trump yesterday referenced how any of the “four people” would do a great job. Which...