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Midterms: Health care is a key national issue but the real action may happen at state level Midterms: Health care is a key national issue but the real action may happen at state level
WASHINGTON – Health care has been a top issue in federal races this year as Republicans and Democrats fight over repealing or replacing Obamacare. But the real action this election might come at the state level. No one knows that better than Amy 'A'lana' Marmel, an Idaho Falls single mom who was shocked when she went to sign up for insurance after the 2010 Affordable Care Act passed and found o...
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In the Arizona mountains, a store dedicated to all things Donald J. Trump draws crowds In the Arizona mountains, a store dedicated to all things Donald J. Trump draws crowds
SHOW LOW — Herbert Clark came to the Trumped Store here looking for a green Veterans For Trump hat. But more than the cap, Clark really wanted some Trump-style political conversation. "Are we on the McSally bandwagon?" he asked, sounding if he was not fully ready to support Martha McSally for the open Arizona U.S. Senate seat. Clark, standing near the cardboard cutouts of Donald Trump and...
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'Voting is an act of resilience': Women's March activists try to turn up heat on GOP before midterms 'Voting is an act of resilience': Women's March activists try to turn up heat on GOP before midterms
CHICAGO – Massive balloons depicting the president as a baby hovered over thousands holding up signs and who descended upon downtown Chicago Saturday to send a defiant message of anger and frustration to Republicans ahead of next month's midterm elections. The demonstration, dubbed “March to the Polls,” was the first of more than a dozen planned across the nation ahead of next month's elections...
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Alyssa Milano: An Equal Rights Amendment would have helped Christine Blasey Ford Alyssa Milano: An Equal Rights Amendment would have helped Christine Blasey Ford
WASHINGTON – To Alyssa Milano, the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing underscores a point many women have been arguing for nearly 100 years: The country needs an Equal Rights Amendment. The actress and activist, who helped launch the #MeToo movement with a tweet this time last year, told USA TODAY that an ERA would have helped Christine Blasey Ford, who testified in an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee ...
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Complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh are transferred to Colorado court for handling Complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh are transferred to Colorado court for handling
WASHINGTON – More than a dozen complaints filed against new Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh were transferred to a federal appeals court in Colorado on Wednesday. The judicial misconduct grievances were originally filed at the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served previously. Chief Justice John Roberts transferred the complaints to a court in Denver so they...
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Hurricane Michael brings fight over Fla. voter registration deadline extension Hurricane Michael brings fight over Fla. voter registration deadline extension
TALLAHASSEE – The looming threat of Hurricane Michael to the Florida Panhandle has brought back a recurring campaign election fight: extending voter registration deadlines for those affected by storms. Gov. Rick Scott's administration authorized extending Tuesday's voter registration deadline in counties that closed election offices because of the storm to one day after offices are able to reop...
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McConnell appears open to election year nomination if Supreme Court seat vacant in 2020 McConnell appears open to election year nomination if Supreme Court seat vacant in 2020
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not ruling out a third Supreme Court seat being filled by President Donald Trump – even if a vacancy does not open up until 2020. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace expressed surprise that McConnell would allow a 2020 nomination to go through because the Republican leader refused to consider President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garlan...
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Protesters disrupt final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice Protesters disrupt final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice
Senators voting to eventually confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were forced repeatedly to stop so that protesters could be cleared from the room. The scene unfolded Saturday afternoon as Kavanaugh was officially being placed on the nation's highest court. Protesters could almost immediately be heard when Vice President Mike Pence began to oversee the voting. Before Pence ca...
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Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination heads to final Senate vote with near-certain confirmation Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination heads to final Senate vote with near-certain confirmation
WASHINGTON - It's the last hurdle for Brett Kavanaugh. Republicans appear to have the votes needed to confirm Kavanaugh and tilt the Supreme Court in favor of conservatives for years to come. A full Senate vote is scheduled sometime after 4 p.m. Saturday. For weeks, Kavanaugh's future has hung in the balance during hours of hearings, FBI investigations and a smattering of sexual assault al...
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'We believe survivors!': Energized Kavanaugh protesters make last gasp push 'We believe survivors!': Energized Kavanaugh protesters make last gasp push
WASHINGTON – Barbara Smith got her start in protesting during the Vietnam War. On Thursday she was back at it, among the first to arrive at a rally here against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. “It’s unreal that those of us of a certain generation have to do this again,” said Smith, 67, of Richmond, Virginia, as she waved a sign that included photos of her grandchildren. "My j...
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