Elections

Cathy McMorris Rodgers prepares to give a speech after receiving the news that she took the edge over Lisa Brown for Fifth House District in the Washington state primary election during the Spokane County Republican Party's election night party, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Spokane, Wash. (Libby Kamrowski/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 12:38 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they seek to capture three GOP-held congressional districts - including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top GOP House leader. Washington's primaries are a top-two system, meaning the two...
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August 08, 2018 - 6:54 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary election has been proposed to become the new prime minister-designate more than two months after the inconclusive vote. The candidacy of 40-year-old Marjan Sarec was formally put forward Wednesday...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-dominated Missouri could depend both on convincing voters she's sufficiently moderate and how voters feel about President Donald Trump, who is backing her presumptive Republican challenger. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 08, 2018 - 12:19 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Missouri (all times local): 12:15 a.m. A black Ferguson city councilman has claimed victory over seven-term incumbent Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County prosecutor. Wesley Bell told a large crowd of...
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his family greet supporter Jim Barrett before the polls close on primary election day, Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, in Midland, Mich. Schuette's post-election event is being held at Dow Diamond, the home of Midland's minor league baseball team. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:29 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Democratic legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer and Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette won the nominations to run for Michigan governor on Tuesday, advancing to a November showdown to succeed term-limited Republican Rick Snyder. Whitmer, the first-ever...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-dominated Missouri could depend both on convincing voters she's sufficiently moderate and how voters feel about President Donald Trump, who is backing her presumptive Republican challenger. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 07, 2018 - 8:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-dominated Missouri could depend both on convincing voters she's sufficiently moderate and how voters feel about President Donald Trump, who is backing her Republican challenger. It's not an...
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FILE - In this April, 1981 file photo, Senator Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.), appears on ABC's Good Morning America television show in Washington. Laxalt, the conservative Republican who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan has died at age 96. A public relations firm says he died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at a health care facility in Virginia. (AP Photo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 9:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96. Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group. The...
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August 06, 2018 - 4:52 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio argued the benefits of gun ownership to a tiny toy doughnut in the latest episode of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new prank show. Arpaio often seemed taken aback during the interview that aired Sunday and was recorded last October. Baron Cohen...
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FILE – In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Ohio state Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, asks a question about permit fees for owning exotic animals during an Ohio Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee hearing in Columbus, Ohio. Balderson and Danny O'Connor, a Democrat serving as recorder of Franklin County, Ohio, are running in a special congressional election on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, to determine who will fill out the final months of the term of former U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican who retired in January 2018, before both candidates face off again for the retired lawmaker's seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, general election. (James Miller/The Marion Star via AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 1:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democrat is within striking distance of winning a congressional race in Ohio on Tuesday for an open seat that has been reliably Republican for more than three decades. Both national parties are focusing on the contest for clues to whether Democrats will retake the U.S. House...
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President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., after attending a rally in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 06, 2018 - 11:13 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. "Fake News...
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August 06, 2018 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state's GOP gubernatorial primary. In a Monday morning tweet ahead of the Tuesday contest, Trump says Kobach has his "full & total Endorsement!" Kobach advised the Trump campaign...
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