Elections

FILE - In this April 14, 2018 file photo, Senate candidate Todd Rokita speaks at a gun-rights rally at the state capitol, in Indianapolis. As the bitter campaign between Rokita, Luke Messer, and Mike Braun logs on some Republicans worry that whoever emerges from the May 8 contest could be so wounded that their chances of taking down one of most vulnerable Democrats are slipping away. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:33 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling Republican Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary. Two sitting congressmen and a former state lawmaker are...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2018 file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces his bid to run for the U.S. Senate at a news conference in Orlando, Fla. Confronted with a federal judge's looming deadline, Scott called an extraordinary late-night meeting of top state officials Wednesday, April 25 to decide what to do about the state's process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
April 25, 2018 - 9:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With time running out, a federal appeals court late Wednesday sided with Florida in an escalating battle over the state's process for restoring voting rights for former prisoners. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker had given Florida until Thursday to create a new process after...
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April 25, 2018 - 4:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon thinks two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo is behind two venues refusing to host her campaign's first stop in the state's second-largest city. The "Sex and the City" star's economic development discussion with local leaders...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, Jordan Hamlett leaves federal court following his guilty plea in Baton Rouge, La. A federal judge is scheduled to sentence Hamlett on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, as the private investigator faces a possible prison sentence for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 25, 2018 - 3:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for repeatedly trying to electronically access Donald Trump's federal tax information several weeks before the 2016 election. Jordan Hamlett, 32, of Lafayette, pleaded guilty in December to...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Confronted with a federal judge's looming deadline, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called an extraordinary late-night meeting of top state officials Wednesday to decide what to do about the state's process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners. U.S. District Judge Mark...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging a rogue Democratic lawmaker to end his alliance with Republicans and allow Democrats to lead the state Senate. Cuomo, a Democrat, released a public letter to Brooklyn Sen. Simcha (SIHM'-kuh) Felder on Wednesday, a day after Felder announced...
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Neal Katyal, the attorney who argued against the Trump administration in the case Trump v. Hawaii, speaks to members of the media outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments at the high court. The ban's challengers almost certainly need one of those two justices if the court is to strike down the ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 25, 2018 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban's challengers almost certainly need one of...
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Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinian, center, leads a march to attend a memorial service at the monument to the victims of mass killings by Ottoman Turks, to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the massacre in Yerevan, Armenia, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Waving the Armenian flags and chanting their leader's name, some 10,000 opposition supporters marched on Tuesday with protest leader Nikol Pashinian to a hilltop memorial complex in Yerevan, the capital of this Caucasus Mountains country, to mark the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks. (Karo Sahakyan/PAN Photo via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 5:23 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Several thousand protesters took to the streets of the Armenian capital on Wednesday morning after talks between the opposition and the acting prime minister were called off. Protest leader Nikol Pashinian had been expected to sit down for talks with acting Prime Minister...
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Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Debbie Lesko, right, celebrates her win with former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at her home, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Lesko ran against Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni for Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 25, 2018 - 4:39 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year. Tuesday's narrow victory by...
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Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Debbie Lesko, right, celebrates her win with former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at her home, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Lesko ran against Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni for Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 25, 2018 - 2:13 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year. Tuesday's narrow victory by...
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