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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, offers the podium to Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., right, at a GOP fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. The freshman congressman is running in a district intentionally drawn to favor Republicans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 28, 2018 - 10:13 am
As a freshman congressman, Republican Ted Budd seems to have several strikes against him as he faces his first re-election in his North Carolina district. He belongs to the same party as the president, a historical negative in midterm elections. President Donald Trump's national disapproval ratings...
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In this Oct. 26, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump points to the media as he speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C. Trump is accusing the media of being “the true Enemy of People” in the wake of a mass shooting and a mail bomb plot.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 27, 2018 - 11:00 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters' anger at "Crooked Hillary," other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of the most frequent targets of his derision. Trump set aside some of his usual name-calling at a...
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Former President Barack Obama speaks during a rally in Detroit Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Obama criticized President Donald Trump's tenure in office Friday in a fiery speech in Milwaukee that took aim at him and other Republicans for "making stuff up." (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 27, 2018 - 6:30 am
DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for "making stuff up." The speeches were among Obama's sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump's...
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Voters cast their ballots early for the midterm elections at the Government & Judicial Center in Noblesville, Ind., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
October 26, 2018 - 8:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Less than two weeks before Election Day, early voting returns forecast a midterm election turnout not seen in decades, with Republicans and Democrats demonstrating engaged bases on each end of the political spectrum. That level of enthusiasm — turnout is well ahead of the 2014 pace...
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HOLD FOR STORY - In this Oct. 25, 2018 photo, Brendan Kelly, Democratic candidate for Illinois' 12th congressional district, shakes hands with a voter at a town hall at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
October 26, 2018 - 4:02 pm
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Democrat Brendan Kelly listened as the people crowded inside a Southern Illinois University conference room talked about how trouble at the Carbondale campus has brought trouble for the whole region. Decreasing enrollment means jobs aren't filled when employees quit or...
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This frame grab from video provided by WPLG-TV shows a van parked in Plantation, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs that were sent to high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. The van has several stickers on the windows, including American flags, decals with logos and text. (WPLG-TV via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal authorities are charging a 56-year-old Florida man with five federal crimes including the mailing of explosives. Sessions says the...
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This image obtained Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, and provided by ABC News shows a package addressed to former CIA head John Brennan and an explosive device that was sent to CNN's New York office. (ABC News via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:44 p.m. The New York Police Department says a report of two unattended packages at the Time Warner Center was a false alarm. The NYPD had said it had evaluated the packages "as a...
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Missouri U.S. Senate candidates incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, right, and Republican challenger Josh Hawley wait for the start of a debate Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 25, 2018 - 6:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley blamed Democrats for a vitriolic political climate without offering any criticism of President Donald Trump during a Thursday debate with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. The debate hosted by KMBC-TV in Kansas City marked the...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows South Dakota gubernatorial candidates in the November 2018 election from left, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and Democrat Bille Sutton. (AP Photo/File)
October 25, 2018 - 5:51 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — With a cowboy's appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging a surprisingly successful campaign that's put his party within striking distance of winning South Dakota's governorship for the first time in over four decades. Sutton, a...
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This image released by The CW shows Nicole Maines in a scene from "Supergirl." A study says there are a record number of LGBTQ characters on network TV series airing this season. Maines, a Maine transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school, portrays the character Nia Nal. (Bettina Strauss/The CW via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 11:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A study says a record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new network TV season. The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD also found an increase in the characters' ethnic diversity, with slightly more LGBTQ people of color than white for the first time...
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