Government and politics

Lisa Britt answers a question by executive director of the Board of Elections Kim Strach during the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
February 18, 2019 - 6:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or...
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President Donald Trump speaks to a Venezuelan American community at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center at Florida International University in Miami, Fla., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, to speak out against President Nicolas Maduro's government and its socialist policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 18, 2019 - 6:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that "a new day is coming in Latin America," as he sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido. Speaking at Florida International University in Miami before large American and Venezuelan...
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at an organizing event Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 18, 2019 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to unveil a universal child care plan that would guarantee American families access to child care. The Massachusetts Democrat, a 2020 presidential candidate, would use part of the revenue from her proposed tax on the ultra-wealthy to fund her...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 18, 2019 - 6:21 pm
The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 6:20 p.m. Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has held her first New Hampshire town hall in snowy Portsmouth along the coast. Before the event began, Harris stood on the steps of South Church and addressed a swelling overflow crowd that had been...
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First lady Melania Trump, accompanied by President Donald Trump, smiles as she speaks in front of a Venezuelan American community at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center at Florida International University in Miami, Fla., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, as Trump speaks out against President Nicolas Maduro's government and its socialist policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 18, 2019 - 5:18 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump addressing the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 5:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says socialism has ravaged Venezuela to the point that even the world's largest oil reserves cannot keep the lights on in the country. Trump spoke on...
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Cat McKay of Alexandria, Va., holds a sign during a protest Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington, to protest that President Donald Trump declared a national emergence along the southern boarder. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 18, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters converged in cities around the country Monday to decry President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall. Organized by the liberal group MoveOn and others, the demonstrations took the occasion of Presidents Day to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. When Donald Trump visited O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border makes the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest march past the barrier of barbed-wire topped fencing and towering metal slats that separates El Paso from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
February 18, 2019 - 3:23 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O...
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Luciana Berger speaks during a press conference to announce the new political party, The Independent Group, in London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Seven British Members of Parliament say they are quitting the main opposition Labour Party over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism. Many Labour MPs are unhappy with the party's direction under leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist who took charge in 2015 with strong grass-roots backing. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in...
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In this Feb. 11, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas. In tweets, public remarks and private conversations, Trump is making clear he is closely following the campaign to challenge him on the ballot next November. Facing no serious primary opponent of his own, at least so far, Trump is establishing himself as an active participant in the Democratic Party’s nominating process. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. Presidents traditionally...
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FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows the Honda logo on a 2019 Honda Civic on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Britain’s Sky News says Honda is to close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. The broadcaster says the Japanese carmaker will announce Tuesday, Feb. 19 that the Swindon plant, where Honda makes its Civic model, will close in 2022. Honda said Monday that it could not comment “at this stage.” (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
February 18, 2019 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit. Sky News said the Japanese carmaker is to announce Tuesday that the Swindon plant will...
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