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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas, after being defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 17, 2018 - 3:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. "You're going to have to have an organization that speaks directly to...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 14, 2018 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant Nancy Pelosi challenged maverick Democrats Wednesday to produce a rival who could win enough votes to prevent her from becoming the House's a new speaker. "Come on in, the water's warm," Pelosi, D-Calif., told a reporter about her message to rebellious colleagues. A...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at a get out the vote event hosted by the NH Young Democrats at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Motivated by an urgency to unseat President Donald Trump and the prospect of a historically large primary field, Democrats see little incentive to delay or downplay their 2020 presidential hopes. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter, File)
November 13, 2018 - 5:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated...
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November 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A prominent German far-right politician has come under criticism for receiving 130,000 euros ($146,500) in campaign donations from abroad in an apparent breach of party funding laws. Alice Weidel, the co-leader of Alternative for Germany, insisted Monday she had no information about...
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November 08, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach...
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Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., speaks at a campaign rally featuring President Donald Trump at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 08, 2018 - 3:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Todd Young has launched a bid to become chairman of Senate Republicans' campaign committee during the 2020 campaign, a cycle where the GOP will face a tougher electoral map that could undermine their recent gains in the chamber. A formal election for the position...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat house candidate Sharice Davids speaks to supporters at a victory party in Olathe, Kan. Davids defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder to win the Kansas' 3rd Congressional District seat. Democratic House candidate Debra Haaland who won in New Mexico's 1st congressional district and Davids will join U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, who is Chickasaw, and Markwayne Mullin, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, in the House. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
November 08, 2018 - 2:09 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a girl, Debra Haaland remembers joining her grandmother as she chopped wood and fetched water for her home in tiny Mesita, a Native American community situated in New Mexico's high desert. Haaland, an enrolled Laguna Pueblo member, is certain it was these early...
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Democrat Jennifer Wexton speaks at her election night party after defeating Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Dulles, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 07, 2018 - 3:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming. The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's counterpunch. True...
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Incumbent Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico speaks at a New Mexico Democratic rally in Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. New Mexico candidates for governor, a lone Senate seat and two open congressional districts barnstormed through major cities Monday to rally supporters in the wake of record-breaking early voter turnout. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
November 06, 2018 - 11:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): 11 p.m. Republican Marsha Blackburn has won a grueling, expensive contest to become the first female U.S. senator from Tennessee. The congresswoman defeated Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen on Tuesday by closely aligning...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters at a rally, Monday, Nov., 5, 2018, in Richmond Hill, Ga. Republican candidate Brian Kemp and Abrams are locked in a tight race that could head to a runoff if neither wins a majority Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
November 06, 2018 - 7:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now it's time for voters to weigh in how much they're enjoying it. Republicans' across-the-board control of Congress...
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