National elections

Virginia state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2019 - 11:09 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's annual dinner in West Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2019 - 8:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 7:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling Iowa Republicans he's "reversing eight painful years of economic surrender." Iowa's heavily rural economy is anxious about trade disputes he's initiated that...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to audience members during a campaign stop at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to rebut President Donald Trump's attempts to cast him and Democrats as too liberal, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to give a speech Wednesday on democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career. He made similar remarks during his first...
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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, holds a town hall meeting at Grand Rapids Christian High School's DeVos Center for Arts and Worship on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The congressman came under scrutiny May 18 when he posted a series of Tweets to outline his support for impeachment proceedings. As such, he is the only Republican congress member to do so. The following days brought an announcement from the wealthy DeVos family about no longer supporting him financially. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash, the lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, has quit the Freedom Caucus of House conservatives, his spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. The split comes a few weeks after Amash called for the House to impeach Trump based on the details of...
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June 11, 2019 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt and four of his NBC News colleagues will share moderating duties for the first debate of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights in Miami on June 26 and June 27. For each night, Holt will anchor the...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several hearings scheduled by Democrats on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. The panel will focus on testimony from former White House counsel John Dean, a star witness from Watergate who helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 3:49 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump was...
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June 10, 2019 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats on Capitol Hill are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party's presidential candidates to abandon it. Lawmakers are arguing that any attempt to undo the longstanding consensus is doomed to fail and not worth...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo, Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. As mayor of South Carolina's capital city, Benjamin is becoming a popular, and influential, figure in the Democratic presidential primary, as candidates bulk up their travel to the state that hosts the first southern primary contest. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina is playing a visible role in many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates' visits to his state. He ushers them to stages and helps them navigate the politics of the state, which is home of the first southern primary. As...
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Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in capital Tirana, Albania on Monday June 10, 2019. Albania's president says he has canceled upcoming municipal elections fearing a “social tension.” Ilir Meta said holding elections without the opposition would be “undemocratic” and would “freeze the country’s integration.” (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 10, 2019 - 10:20 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's governing Socialist Party called a no-confidence vote against President Ilir Meta, saying Monday it was unconstitutional for him to cancel upcoming municipal elections. The vote will be held at Thursday's parliamentary session, Socialist spokeswoman Elisa Spiropali...
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Kazakh police detain demonstrators during an anti-government protest during the presidential elections in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily. (AP Photo)
June 10, 2019 - 5:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An ally of Kazakhstan's former president was named winner of the presidential election on Monday in a vote marred by a police crackdown on protesters who criticized the result as an orchestrated handover of power. The Central Election Commission in this Central Asian country said...
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