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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, White House counsel Don McGahn, follows Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is tweeting that his White House counsel, Don McGahn, will be departing in the fall after the Senate confirmation vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 29, 2018 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Counsel Don McGahn, a consequential insider in President Donald Trump's legal storms and successes and a key figure in the administration's handling of the Russia investigation, will be leaving in the fall, the president announced Wednesday. McGahn's exit continues the...
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Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum addresses his supporters after Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum defeated former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and four other candidates. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 2:14 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by choosing his African-...
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Former coal executive Don Blankenship waits outside the West Virginia Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, after the Capitol was evacuated due to a fire alarm in Charleston, W.Va. The alarm interrupted a hearing for Blankenship in the state Supreme Court over whether he could be placed on the fall ballot in the U.S. Senate race. (AP Photo/John Raby)
August 29, 2018 - 1:13 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a bid by ormer coal CEO Don Blankenship to get his name on the ballot in November's U.S. Senate race in West Virginia (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The state Supreme Court has denied a bid by former coal CEO Don Blankenship to get his name on the ballot in...
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Andrew Gillum with his wife, R. Jai Gillum at his side addresses his supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 1:10 pm
With Andrew Gillum's upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump. Gillum, Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland were all aided in...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G-7 Summit welcome ceremony in Charlevoix, Canada. Canadians are stunned by the repeated broadsides from what had long been their closest ally and some have even begun boycotts. It started with Trump's attacks on Canadian dairy farmers, then Washington slapped tariffs on Canadian steel, citing national security. Then it was a disastrous G-7 Summit in Quebec and now it's a new North American free trade agreement without the northern tier of the continent. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 29, 2018 - 12:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) — It started with President Donald Trump's attacks on Canadian dairy farmers. Then Washington slapped tariffs on Canadian steel, citing national security. There was that disastrous G-7 summit in Quebec. Now it's a new North American free trade agreement that excludes America's northern...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:27 am
Dozens of Republicans and Democrats in east Las Vegas pitched themselves Tuesday night to members of the state's growing Asian-American and Pacific Islander community with the hope that those voters will swing tight races in the battleground state.
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Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, right, speaks to supporters with his wife, Casey, at an election party after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
August 29, 2018 - 8:54 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Rep. Ron DeSantis' Florida governor campaign says his comments about Democrat Andrew Gillum that have drawn criticism were directed at Gillum's policies and not...
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Richard Westling, left, and Thomas Zehnle, center, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, leave federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, after previewing of cases as they argue over how much jurors will be allowed to hear of the former Trump campaign chairman's lengthy foreign lobbying career. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 29, 2018 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking to move his upcoming trial out of the nation's capital. His lawyers cite "intensely negative news coverage" and possible juror bias in requesting that the case be relocated to Roanoke, Virginia. Manafort was found guilty of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaks during a debate at the University of Massachusetts, in Boston. She is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 29, 2018 - 8:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley is attempting one of toughest political feats in Massachusetts — persuading Democratic voters to reject a long-time incumbent during a primary. Making the task more difficult is the fact that Pressley has acknowledged she'll likely vote much the same way as incumbent U...
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Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt celebrates his victory over Mick Cornett at his watch party in Jenks, Okla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 4:29 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue. Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcomer, defeated former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick...
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