United States presidential election

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. Another political test in the coming week for Obama as the former president tries to boost Democratic candidates and party enthusiasm without also motivating President Donald Trump's supporters as the November elections near. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
September 17, 2018 - 5:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. To the delight of many Democrats, he's stepped back into the fray that former presidents often try to avoid, campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterms and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 17, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It...
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September 16, 2018 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It...
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Attorney Kevin Downing, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, speaks to members of the media after leaving federal court in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors. The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The charges against Manafort are related to his Ukrainian consulting work, not Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 14, 2018 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Paul Manafort's lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors "to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life." Kevin Downing...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, representing southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District, poses for a photo in Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 27, 2018. The congressional race in southwest Washington has drawn national attention in a year Democrats see a chance to take control of the U.S. House. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
September 14, 2018 - 4:43 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of this blue state that has been out of reach to them for years. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was first elected to the 3rd...
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September 14, 2018 - 11:56 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is scheduled to visit Iowa next week to campaign for Democrats as he weighs a campaign for the 2020 presidential nomination. Iowa holds the leadoff caucus in the presidential race. According to a press release from the Iowa Democratic...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to supporters at Republican rally in Orlando, Fla. Top Florida Republicans including Scott have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong about the death toll in Puerto Rico. Scott said he disagreed with the president and that he has seen the “devastation firsthand.” (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 14, 2018 - 2:29 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In just a few moments and two tweets, President Donald Trump roiled Florida's crucial elections, upending his party's ongoing efforts to make inroads to the battleground state's growing Puerto Rican population. Trump's tweets Thursday claiming that "3,000 people did not die...
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This 2018 photo provided by the Jessica Ramos campaign shows Jessica Ramos, a former staffer for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running against the incumbent Jose Peralta in New York's Democratic Party primary for State Senate in District 13, in the Queens borough of New York. Peralta is among the eight Democratic state senators who now face primary challenges after breaking with their party to join the IDC, which supported Republican control of the chamber, a schism was little noticed outside Albany until President Donald Trump's election galvanized liberals. (The Jessica Ramos Campaign via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 11:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Jessica Ramos, a community organizer and former aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh), has beaten an incumbent Queens state senator in the Democratic primary. Ramos on Thursday ousted...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Democratic primary voters in New York on Thursday, Sept. 13 will settle the primary battle between two-term Cuomo and liberal challenger Nixon. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 13, 2018 - 8:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and actress Cynthia Nixon made one last appeal to New York Democrats casting ballots Thursday as their long and sometimes nasty primary contest comes to a close. The outcome of the Democratic race will likely resonate around the nation, as it is a...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 13, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. The House is set to vote Thursday on a $147 billion package to...
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