National elections

FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, protesters gather outside the White House in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign aimed at stoking Democratic support for an ambitious environmental plan known as the Green New Deal ahead of the 2020 presidential race. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 10, 2018 - 12:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of young environmental activists are planning to demonstrate on Capitol Hill to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change. The activists are hoping to pressure 2020 presidential hopefuls to make the issue central to their campaigns. Monday's...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY-U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at a post-midterm election victory celebration in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
December 08, 2018 - 5:27 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going...
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President Donald Trump announces that he is nominating William Barr, attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, as his Attorney General, on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 08, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture:...
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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 08, 2018 - 12:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the federal special counsel...
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Former FBI Director James Comey is followed by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, following his appearance before a closed-door hearing with the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 07, 2018 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department's decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the...
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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 07, 2018 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the special counsel said...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 07, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The White House says new court filings about President Donald Trump's former lawyer and campaign chairman offer nothing new or damaging about Trump. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 file photo, Democratic candidate for state attorney general Josh Kaul, right, claims victory during a news conference at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's attorney general-elect, Kaul, campaigned on promises to pull the state out of a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act and to get tougher on polluters. Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan are trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 12:31 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how attorneys general...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2018, Biden said he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. (Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May,...
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Diane Rwigara, the country's most prominent opposition figure, speaks to the media after being acquitted of charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, at the high court in Kigali, Rwanda Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted Rwigara of all charges, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. (AP Photo)
December 06, 2018 - 12:44 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. Diane Rwigara's case has...
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