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Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (Chris Zoeller/Globe-Gazette via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, told Iowa Democrats on Friday that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It's a role he is considering filling himself. In a political scene...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 10, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin the day after Labor Day, Republicans said, sparking Democratic objections that they are rushing the process without properly delving into his background. The announcement Friday came amid the release of new...
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Graphic shows comparison of voter turnout for recent special elections vs. 2016 election; 2c x 6 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 165 mm;
August 10, 2018 - 1:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in...
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August 10, 2018 - 1:02 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Maryland Congressman John Delaney is little more than a face in the crowd at the Iowa State Fair this week. Such is the burden of the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun making visits to the early presidential nominating states, while the party's stars and...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Sen. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 09, 2018 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in George W. Bush's White House were released Thursday as the Senate begins to review the judge's unusually lengthy public record for confirmation hearings this fall. The 5,700 pages from Kavanaugh's time in the...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. Rep. Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 09, 2018 - 8:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are linking a Republican congressman's insider trading indictment to a culture of corruption they say President Donald Trump has fostered, a theme they hope will help them seize congressional control in November's elections. "The fish rots from the head," Rep. John...
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Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 09, 2018 - 4:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation's premier midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House majority this fall...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. Rep. Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 08, 2018 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of...
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FILE - In this Dec.13, 2017 file photo, president of Venezuelan parliament Julio Borges leaves after receiving the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, an award given to Venezuela's opposition, in Strasbourg, eastern France. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro implicated Borges, one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders, in an alleged assassination attempt using drones. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)
August 08, 2018 - 3:30 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly stripped two opposition lawmakers of their immunity from prosecution on Wednesday, accusing them of having roles in a drone attack that authorities say was an attempt to kill socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis in Orlando, Fla. President Donald Trump remains ensconced at his New Jersey golf club, growing increasingly worried that his eldest son may be next in the special counsel’s crosshairs. But Donald Trump Jr. has not let the legal scrutiny slow him down, embracing his role as his father’s emissary (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 08, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president has been privately fretting over his eldest son's legal exposure in the special counsel's investigation. But Donald Trump Jr. isn't letting any scrutiny slow him down. Speculation about whether Trump Jr. could be caught in the special counsel's crosshairs has risen...
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