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Former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 09, 2018 - 7:48 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didn'...
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Former President Barack Obama greets supporters as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 08, 2018 - 10:29 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says it's disappointing that former President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail criticizing President Donald Trump. Says Pence: "The truth is, the American people in...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., questions witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the final stage of the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 08, 2018 - 4:11 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential prospect Cory Booker is planning to headline a state Democratic banquet in Iowa next month, raising the New Jersey senator's profile on the heels of his spotlight role in Supreme Court confirmation hearings. A statement from the Iowa Democratic Party...
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Former President Barack Obama talks with Caffe Paradiso owner Young Jeon during a surprise campaign stop with Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and his running mate, state Rep. Juliana Stratton Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, after speaking on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill. (Stephen Haas/The News-Gazette via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 11:14 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is in California to campaign for Democratic congressional candidates one day after issuing a stinging rebuke of his successor in the White House. Obama is set to appear later Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center in the heart of Orange County...
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Former President Barack Obama makes a campaign stop at Caffe Paradiso in Urbana, Ill., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, where he did a campaign stop with Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, left, following his speech at the University of Illinois. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
September 08, 2018 - 2:04 am
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama (all times local): 7 p.m. Former President Barack Obama has issued a scorching critique of his successor, accusing President Donald Trump of "capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years." Obama spoke at the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. Ahead of his first campaign events of the midterm elections, Obama is set to speak Friday as he accepts an ethics in government award in Illinois. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 07, 2018 - 12:59 pm
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Friday his successor, President Donald Trump, is "the symptom, not the cause" of division and polarization in the U.S. Trump, the former president said, is "just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years." His...
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In this Aug. 24, 2018 photo, Cassandra Overton Welchlin, cofounder of the Mississippi Women's Economic Security, right, gives Betty L. Petty, of the Sunflower County Parents and Students United, a "high five" during a meeting at the MACE headquarters of Mississippi Delta grassroots organizers and the Black Voters Matter Fund field team members, as part of a bus tour of the Delta. The parties interacted in an attempt to raise interest and excitement for the upcoming election, document the campaigning in locales with important upcoming races where black turnout will be key and to expose traveling national media to the work being led by the mostly women grassroots leaders. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 2:30 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song. "The revolution done signed my name," they moaned, invoking the...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Ayanna Pressley, who won the 7th Congressional District Democratic primary Tuesday, speaks at a Massachusetts Democratic Party unity event in Boston. When Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left. That movement is reshaping a Democratic Party still searching for leaders and identity in the era of Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
September 06, 2018 - 12:34 am
BOSTON (AP) — When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left. "This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy," Pressley...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. Ahead of his first campaign events of the midterm elections, Obama is set to speak Friday as he accepts an ethics in government award in Illinois. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 05, 2018 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are stepping up their political involvement ahead of the November midterm elections, moves aimed at bolstering Democratic enthusiasm as the party aims to regain control of Congress. Advisers cast a speech Barack Obama will give...
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Ayanna Pressley, who won the 7th Congressional District Democratic primary Tuesday, speaks at a Massachusetts Democratic Party unity event, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Boston. At left is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and at right is Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
September 05, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are looking to win in November with a group of candidates that will make the party younger, more diverse and more liberal. It's the result of anti-Trump activists and grassroots activists on the left, and the goal is to expand the electorate to bring in new voters who...
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