Politics

Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, right, watches as President Donald Trump arrives for a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. In an extraordinary move, first lady Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of Ricardel. After reports circulated that the president had decided to remove Ricardel, the first lady’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.” Ricardel is national security adviser John Bolton’s deputy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2018 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump called publicly Tuesday for the deputy national security adviser to be dismissed. After reports circulated Tuesday that President Donald Trump had decided to remove Mira Ricardel from her post at the National Security Council, Stephanie...
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Eric Schneiderman
Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA
November 13, 2018 - 6:04 pm
One of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's accusers is urging him to donate millions of dollars left in his campaign coffers to programs that help abused women.
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U.S. Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., smiles after her victory over Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 13, 2018 - 3:42 pm
In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate...
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Rafael Espinal
Emil Cohen/New York City Council
November 13, 2018 - 3:38 pm
A new city council bill in aiming to combat sexual harassment at every nightlife establishment in the five boroughs.
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Employees at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office check a machine as they sort ballots before being counted, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 12, 2018 - 7:02 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, before Congress returns to work Tuesday for the first time following the midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 12, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to a changed political landscape as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington. The parties are electing new leadership this week and incumbents are squaring off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of...
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Brian Kemp
Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP
November 12, 2018 - 5:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and send him to the governor's mansion, Kemp would face...
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AR-15
Dreamstime
November 11, 2018 - 4:50 pm
In the wake of the most recent mass shooting at a California bar, and now that the Democrats are set to control the House, Sen. Chuck Schumer says there’s a better chance something might get done on gun control.
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florida recount
AP Photo/Josh Repogle
November 10, 2018 - 3:30 pm
The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election.
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US Capitol
Dreamstime
November 09, 2018 - 6:48 pm
A “blue wave” flipped three U.S. House seats, and probably a fourth, leaving New Jersey’s delegation with just one Republican representative for the first time since 1912.
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