Elections

November 28, 2018 - 8:58 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shocked by a deadly new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, Nigeria's president is backing off past declarations that Boko Haram has been defeated and urging the military to "rise to the challenge." President Muhammadu Buhari addressed security leaders in the turbulent...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls on her family members to identify themselves as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 8:08 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging." Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to her supporters as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 12:35 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The runoff was...
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President Donald Trump waves after speaking during a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at Tupelo Regional Airport, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Tupelo, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 27, 2018 - 10:02 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith on her election win. Trump Tweeted Tuesday night: "Congratulations to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on your big WIN in the...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller is accusing Manafort of lying to federal investigators in the Russia probe in breach of his plea agreement. Prosecutors say in a new court filing that after Manafort agreed to truthfully cooperate with the investigation, he “committed federal crimes” by lying about “a variety of subject matters.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 27, 2018 - 7:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Prosecutors believe a conservative author tipped off Trump confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 27, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks. MLB's political action committee donated...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters during an election night watch party in Atlanta. After losing governor’s races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump’s picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say the Senate must reject Thomas Farr’s nomination to a North Carolina district court. The Democrats say Farr is a threat to voting rights of nonwhites. Farr defended North Carolina laws that federal courts have found discriminatory against black voters. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 27, 2018 - 9:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — After losing close governor's races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump's picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say in a joint statement Tuesday that the Senate should...
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Senate candidate Mike Espy answers questions from the media outside Local 463 in Ridgeland, Miss., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, after he and his wife, Portia, stopped by the restaurant for lunch. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday for a runoff between Democrat Espy and appointed Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, to see who will serve the final two years of retired Sen. Thad Cochran's seat. (Barbara Gauntt/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump rallied voters Monday for Republican Senate appointee Cindy Hyde-Smith who has found herself in a closer-than-expected runoff contest after comments she made about attending a public hanging drew condemnation. As Trump praised Hyde-Smith at two high-...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 26, 2018 - 10:32 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists," as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 26, 2018 - 8:54 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in Mississippi (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Christmas has come to Biloxi, Mississippi, as President Donald Trump holds his second rally of the day in the state. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum has been decked out in an elaborate display that...
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