Presidential elections

September 05, 2018 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump's suggestion that the Justice Department shouldn't prosecute two GOP congressmen because it will hurt the party's election prospects in November. Ryan tells reporters Wednesday, "Justice is blind. Justice should be blind...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 05, 2018 - 1:37 am
BOSTON (AP) — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday's primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old's upset over a 10-term incumbent...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 04, 2018 - 10:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and progressive politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era. The 44-year-old's upset victory against...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, center, celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 04, 2018 - 7:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Massachusetts (all times local): 10:55 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is congratulating Ayanna Pressley on her upset victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts' Democratic primary. The Democratic House leader released a...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Mueller is willing to accept written responses from President Donald Trump regarding any potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is willing to accept written responses from President Donald Trump to questions about any potential coordination between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, a person familiar with the ongoing negotiations said Tuesday. The...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump gestures while speaking at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting the embattled official should have intervened in investigations of two GOP congressmen to help Republicans in the midterms. Trump tweeted Monday that “investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 04, 2018 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump encountered bipartisan criticism on Tuesday for complaining that his own Justice Department's indictments against two Republican congressmen were endangering the GOP's midterm election prospects, with one Republican senator saying of Trump's attack, "We can'...
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September 04, 2018 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House committee hearing on social media issues (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company is getting better at finding and combating adversaries who try to use the platform. The company's No. 2 executive says in prepared testimony...
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The National Museum, seen from above, stands gutted after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old museum, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. (AP Photo/Mario Lobao)
September 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes. Flames tore through the...
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September 04, 2018 - 7:37 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in to a new five-year term in the presence of former rebels and several other personalities although the opposition continues to dispute his election win. Keita, 73, was inaugurated Tuesday following his August 20 election...
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September 03, 2018 - 4:51 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a top opposition figure, has been definitively barred as a presidential candidate in December's election. Congo's Constitutional Court late Monday backed the electoral commission's decision that Bemba cannot run because of a...
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