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Trump claims Florida voters wore disguises, latest in pattern of conspiracy theories Trump claims Florida voters wore disguises, latest in pattern of conspiracy theories
WASHINGTON – Like most unsubstantiated claims leveled by President Donald Trump, his allegations of fraud in the high-stakes recount in Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial elections started with a tweet. Shortly after polls closed on last week's midterm election, the president warned of a “big corruption scandal” in Florida as officials struggled to tally votes in Broward County. Days later, he ...
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'Blue wave' very real in California: Democrat Katie Porter takes late lead over incumbent 'Blue wave' very real in California: Democrat Katie Porter takes late lead over incumbent
WASHINGTON – Some have suggested that a "blue wave" never actually materialized on Election Day, but for California Republicans, it was very real and very rough. At least four incumbent Republican House members were swept away in California by last week's election and two more are still at risk as votes continue to be counted. Democrat Katie Porter jumped ahead by 261 votes over two-term R...
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President Trump blames Secret Service for canceling cemetery trip in France President Trump blames Secret Service for canceling cemetery trip in France
WASHINGTON – Still fighting political flaps that arose during his weekend in France, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Secret Service nixed a visit to a cemetery in the rain because the motorcade would have shut down Paris. "When the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I suggested driving," Trump tweeted. "Secret Service said NO,...
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Post Paris, President Trump again complains about NATO Post Paris, President Trump again complains about NATO
WASHINGTON – After taking criticism in Europe for his "America First" foreign policy, President Donald Trump resumed Monday his complaints about NATO and the costs of the military partnership with Europe. “Just returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with World Leaders,” Trump tweeted the morning after returning from France for events marking the 100th anniversary of the...
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Donald Trump says he may revoke press credentials for other reporters, not just CNN's Jim Acosta Donald Trump says he may revoke press credentials for other reporters, not just CNN's Jim Acosta
PARIS – Defending his decision to revoke a CNN reporter's White House press pass, President Donald Trump said Friday he may take the same action against other reporters who have questioned his administration. "It could be others also," Trump told reporters at the White House. Trump said he pulled the pass of CNN's Jim Acosta because "he's a very unprofessional guy," and he singled out April ...
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Extended magazine used in California shooting can't be bought legally there Extended magazine used in California shooting can't be bought legally there
The sale of the high-capacity magazine used by a gunman who killed at least 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday is prohibited under California law and possessing it would have been illegal, too, by a state law currently blocked by a federal court. Sheriff Geoff Dean said the gunman, who was also killed, was armed with a Glock 21 – a brand of .45-caliber handgun. ...
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Meet the Democrats who could lead the investigations into President Donald Trump Meet the Democrats who could lead the investigations into President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON – The barks of opposition from the Democratic minority may have irked President Donald Trump during his first two years in office, but that will be nothing next to the bite of a Democratic majority. After the new Congress is sworn in, Trump's legal team is certain to be kept busy as some of the president's fiercest critics will take over powerful House committees that have the autho...
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Trump braces for Democratic takeover of House after midterm elections Trump braces for Democratic takeover of House after midterm elections
WASHINGTON – High-profile House and Senate candidates will be on the ballot when Americans vote in the midterm elections Tuesday, but nobody has more riding on the outcome than President Donald Trump. White House aides have been bracing for weeks for the possibility that Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives, a result that would stymie the president’s legislative agenda an...
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Why state attorneys general races are the next frontier for out-of-state influence Why state attorneys general races are the next frontier for out-of-state influence
Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall may coast to victory on Nov. 6, but not without the help of some powerful friends from up north. Marshall, who was appointed to office in 2017, survived a dramatic primary challenge with an influx of $735,000 to his campaign from the political action committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Thos...
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Cory Booker cleared to run for president, Senate at same time in 2020 Cory Booker cleared to run for president, Senate at same time in 2020
As signs pile up that Sen. Cory Booker is preparing for a 2020 bid for the White House, his fellow New Jersey Democrats have approved a new law to make sure he can run for president and Senate at the same time. A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Phil Murphy clarifies that candidates for the Senate or House of Representatives can also appear on the ballot for the office of president or vice presiden...
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