Elections

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reflects on President Donald Trump's statement that he would accept assistance from a foreign power, saying it's so against any sense of decency, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2019. An avid sports fan, Pelosi is wearing the colors of the Golden State Warriors colors, a gold jacket with blue pants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 14, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the aftermath...
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders looks to President Donald Trump as she speaks during an event on second chance hiring in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. Sanders is leaving her job at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 14, 2019 - 3:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Speculation that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders could run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race three years away that was already expected to attract a crowd of Republican candidates. President Donald Trump encouraged Sanders to run for...
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and President Donald Trump listen as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a meeting with governors on "workforce freedom and mobility" in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 14, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shifted gears Friday on election interference, saying "of course" he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. Trump's new stance was a walk back — to a degree — after he set off a Washington firestorm...
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An elderly woman walks by a line of riot policemen standing outside the government headquarters in Chisinau, Moldova, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Moldova's police chief on Wednesday dismissed six officers who publicly backed a rival government, reflecting a continuing power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
June 14, 2019 - 12:23 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A caretaker government in Moldova on Friday announced its resignation in order to end a power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic. But the administration dominated by the Democratic Party, which is led by the powerful...
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Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 13, 2019 - 11:39 pm
The Democratic National Committee has announced that 20 candidates have qualified for the party's first presidential debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts were the only major candidates out of the two dozen Democratic hopefuls who failed to...
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Margaret Hunter, left, wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives at federal courthouse in downtown San Diego on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Hunter, who had previously pleaded not guilty to correction charges, withdrew that plea in U.S. court in San Diego and pleaded guilty to a single count carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison. The misuse of campaign funds spanned from 2010 to the end of 2016. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 5:36 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Thursday to a single corruption count and agreed to testify against her husband at his trial on charges the couple spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds on trips, dinners, clothes and other personal expenses. Margaret Hunter...
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, left, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with governors on "workforce freedom and mobility" in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 13, 2019 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 13, 2019 - 5:02 pm
The Latest on the first Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 6 p.m. The Democratic National Committee has announced the 20 candidates who have qualified for the party's first presidential primary debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was the most high-profile candidate...
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Venezuelans line up at an immigration processing office on the Rumichaca bridge, before crossing the border from Colombia to Ecuador, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Venezuelan migrants are making their way to Peru, where on June 15, the country will start requiring them to have a passport and a humanitarian visa. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
June 13, 2019 - 2:03 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela's political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country's deepening crisis. A European diplomat said Thursday that representatives of...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden poses for a photo with an audience member after speaking at Clinton Community College, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Clinton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 13, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the younger candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential primary are suggesting that the early front-runner, 76-year-old Joe Biden , is too mired in the past. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke , 46, and Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, have...
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