National elections

FILE - In this April 7, 2011 file photo, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hunter is under indictment as he seeks a sixth term in his mainly San Diego County district. He has spent as much on legal fees as his re-election campaign but still is favored to win. It’s become a bare-knuckles affair with Hunter seeming to insinuate his 29-year-old opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, is a Muslim extremist while Campa-Najjar, a Christian, says Hunter has lost his grip on reality. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 05, 2018 - 2:59 pm
RAMONA, Calif. (AP) — In Southern California's most Republican congressional district a GOP incumbent running against a first-time Democratic candidate should be a slam dunk for re-election. Not this year. Rep. Duncan Hunter is under indictment as he seeks a sixth term. He has spent as much on...
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President Donald Trump makes his second visit to Minnesota, with a rally on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Rochester, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On the brink of a political gender war, President Donald Trump's Republican Party is threatening to erode Democrats' enthusiasm advantage as the fiery debate over his Supreme Court nominee enters its final phase. Political strategists in both parties suggest the GOP's enthusiastic...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, Bosnian people pass by a poster with the images of Milorad Dodik and Zelka Cvijanovic of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo. An election in Bosnia on Sunday could cement the ethnic divisions drawn in a brutal 1992-95 war as a pro-Russian nationalist runs for the country’s three-member presidency and politicians seeking other posts campaign on war wounds instead of reforms that could shake the country out of its post-war paralysis. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
October 05, 2018 - 4:19 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Elections in Bosnia on Sunday risk cementing the ethnic divisions of the country's brutal war, as a pro-Russian nationalist runs for the three-member presidency and politicians seeking other posts campaign on war wounds rather than reforms. Some 3.3 million...
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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. Trump was kicking off an 8-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates entering the midterm campaign's final weekend. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 10:39 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall. Speaking before a cheering crowd at a...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018 photo, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat challenging longtime Rep. John Culberson for his seat in Texas 7th congressional district, speaks during an assembly of the Bayou Blue Democratic Club in Houston. The race could test how far women angry at Trump will go embracing a candidate they might otherwise shun. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
October 04, 2018 - 5:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Lizzie Pannill Fletcher was about to start her senior year of high school when she locked arms with other demonstrators and kept anti-abortion activists from overrunning a Planned Parenthood clinic near the famed Astrodome, where the 1992 Republican National Convention was in full...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has a message for vulnerable House Republicans tiptoeing around President Donald Trump: Get on board or start packing. The warning comes in a memo from White House political director Bill Stepien, who argues that GOP candidates who try to distance themselves from...
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In this Sept. 26, 2018 photo, independent candidate for governor, economic consultant Alan Caron talks to voters at a farmers market in Portland, Maine. Caron will face Democrat Janet Mills, Republican Shawn Moody and independent candidate Terry Hayes in the November general election. (AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve)
October 04, 2018 - 9:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed against his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minn. Trump is heading back for a rally in Minnesota, where his presence could help boost some Republican congressional candidates but perhaps not others. Trump's stop in Rochester comes after a June visit to Duluth, both areas where Trump soundly won in 2016. But it's a different story in Minnesota's suburbs, where two GOP incumbents are locked in close re-election bids. (AP Photo/Jim Mone File)
October 03, 2018 - 6:56 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's appearance Thursday at a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, marks his second stop to friendly territory in the otherwise traditionally blue state, where other Republicans in competitive congressional races aren't as anxious to receive him. Trump's...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2018 - 7:42 am
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in...
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In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 picture, Barham Salih speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi state TV says parliament has elected the veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president, a step toward forming a new government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
October 02, 2018 - 4:29 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held, state TV reported late Tuesday. Abdul-Mahdi is an independent who previously served as vice president, oil minister and...
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