National elections

Republican Eddie Edwards, nominee for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, speaks to a reporter, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Dover, N.H., one day after winning the primary race. Edwards would be the first black congressman from New Hampshire if he defeats Democrat Chris Pappas in the November general election. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 12, 2018 - 7:42 pm
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance to make history but are approaching their roles as trailblazers a little differently. Democrat Chris Pappas is embracing the fact he could become the state's first...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graham’s shift from Never Trump to Team Trump has confused colleagues and caused double-takes across Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
September 12, 2018 - 6:24 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — By the end, Sen. John McCain had rejected President Donald Trump. The president was so infuriated by McCain he put a biting reference to the dying Republican senator in his stump speech. Yet one man in Washington still had hope for bridging the gap between the two. "I regret...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Democratic Senate candidat Phil Bredesen speaks at a summit on the opioid crisis in Nashville, Tenn. Bredesen says he is “embarrassed by the circus” in the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, pointing at Republicans and Democrats. The former governor said Sept. 12 that Republicans are “running this thing through in a way that I don’t think was the founders’ intent.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 12, 2018 - 5:48 pm
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that he's "embarrassed by the circus" in the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee — and he's pointing at both Democrats and Republicans. The former Tennessee governor said...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2017 file photo, former President George W. Bush speaks during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. Bush will be in Florida on Friday to fundraise for Gov. Rick Scott's bid to oust Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in a closely watched and expensive campaign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 12, 2018 - 2:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is quietly helping boost Republican candidates in places where President Donald Trump has struggled. In so doing, the former two-term president is raising his profile, ever so slightly, in the national politics he eschewed for years. On...
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President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 12, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, a move that counters critics who claim he has not taking election security seriously enough. The executive order covers not just interference with...
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FILE- In this June 13, 2012, file photo, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dimon, is saying he would be able to beat President Donald Trump in an election, but also says he isn’t running for the nation’s top office. The nation’s most powerful banker told reporters at an event at JPMorgan headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, that “I think I could beat Trump.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's most powerful banker, JPMorgan Chase's Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, caused a stir Wednesday when he said he would be able to beat President Donald Trump in an election. Dimon immediately walked backed those comments and said he isn't running for the nation's top office...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks before President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 12, 2018 - 10:30 am
Fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will headline a Democratic fundraiser in South Carolina, which hosts the South's first presidential primary. The Orangeburg County Democratic Party told The Associated Press that Booker is scheduled to attend its...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Eddie Edwards, Republican hopeful for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District smiles during a debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Edwards won the Republican primary on Tuesday, Sept. 11. He would be state's first black congressman if elected in November. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:27 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A black former police chief backed by the Trump administration won the Republican nomination Tuesday in New Hampshire's toss-up congressional district, while Democrats picked experienced, establishment-backed nominees for both that seat and for governor. Eddie Edwards, who was...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter, 93, sits for an interview before a book signing in Atlanta. Carter is cautioning Democrats that their path to defeating President Donald Trump depends on independents and moderates. Carter says that U.S. policies on immigration, the environment and human rights will not improve while Trump is in office and that many independents are souring on the current president. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
September 12, 2018 - 12:41 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don't go too far to the left. "...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2018 file photo, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president and the Workers' Party presidential candidate, attends a campaign rally in Francisco Beltrao, Brazil. The Workers' Party bowed to court orders Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, to replace former da Silva as its candidate for the Oct. 7 presidential vote. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
September 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Workers' Party on Tuesday replaced jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for October's general election, clarifying one of the biggest question marks hanging over the vote to lead Latin America's largest nation. The party confirmed the...
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