National elections

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 23, 2018 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is declaring that the Justice Department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations" as he pushes back against President Donald Trump's latest jabs. Sessions'...
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In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, addresses those attending the Shape & Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York. The Aug. 21, 2018 plea deal reached by Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen has laid bare a relationship between the president and Pecker, whose company publishes the National Enquirer. Besides detailing tabloid's involvement in payoffs to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal to keep quiet about alleged affairs with Trump, court papers showed how David Pecker, a longtime friend of the president, offered to help Trump stave off negative stories during the 2016 campaign. (Marion Curtis via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press. The detail...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi waves to the audience before speaking at the Public Policy Institute of California Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 23, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi is the chief villain of Republican campaign ads. The leader some Democrats promise to vote against. The subject of much speculation that her grip on power is coming to an end. Nevertheless, she says she's not going anywhere — and certainly not while President Donald...
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President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. From left, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 23, 2018 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions "never took control of the Justice Department" after Trump put him there. Sessions quickly hit back, declaring...
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US national security adviser John Bolton, speaks during an interview about the meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev, at the American embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 23, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Thursday he pressed top Russian officials about meddling in the U.S. election process, while saying Russians will face no new U.S. sanctions if they stop such interference. John Bolton spoke to The Associated Press in an...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2018, file photo, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speak in New York. Democrats seem eager to highlight Republican corruption ahead of the November midterm elections now that two of President Donald Trump’s former top allies are felons. As the party faithful gathered in Chicago Aug. 22 for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, Perez ticked off the growing list of legal troubles for Trump and other Republicans. An “out of control” situation, he said, demands that voters “put up guard rails” by returning Democrats to power. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:43 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats aren't ready to embrace the I-word. A day after separate legal hammers dropped nearly simultaneously on two former members of President Donald Trump's inner circle, Democrats in Washington and across the country faced a delicate balance as they sought to take political...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2011 file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. A federal grand jury in California on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, has indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 22, 2018 - 7:24 pm
ALPINE, Calif. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife that alleges they illegally converted his campaign account into a household checkbook reorders his re-election contest, giving Democrats a suddenly stronger hand in a district that for decades has embraced Republican...
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August 22, 2018 - 5:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans hope the victor of a 3-way primary will flip a Phoenix congressional district full of independent voters come November, but with a popular former mayor waiting, Democrats think they will keep it. Arizona's 9th Congressional District seat is currently held by Democratic...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to reporters after a news conference at the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation's Sala Burton Manor in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 22, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump did nothing wrong the day after his former attorney Michael Cohen said Trump had directed him to make hush money payments to two women with the express purpose of "...
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Lawyers representing the opposition party in Zimbabwe are seen upon arrival at the Constitutional Court in Harare, Wednesday, Aug, 22, 2018, to begin a challenge to the results of last months historic presidential election. The opposition claims the vote had "gross mathematical errors" and seeks a fresh election or a declaration of its candidate Nelson Chamisa as the winner of the July 30 vote. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 22, 2018 - 9:31 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's capital was under tight security Wednesday as the Constitutional Court began to hear the main opposition party's challenge to the results of last month's historic presidential election. Police barricaded the streets around the court in central Harare amid high...
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