Politics

Republican congressional candidate Denver Riggleman claps with the crowd during an election party in Afton, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)
November 07, 2018 - 3:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Despite being labeled a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica," a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia. Denver Riggleman won handily over Democrat Leslie Cockburn (COE'-birn) in Tuesday's race for the 5th District. During the campaign, Cockburn...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
November 07, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Attorney general Jeff Sessions submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
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US Capitol
Dreamstime
November 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
The changing of the guard in the House means new legislative priorities and the potential for gridlock.
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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
November 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
Election Day didn’t bring a “blue wave” as some had hoped, but in New Jersey, there was widespread victory for Democrats.
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President Donald Trump
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
November 07, 2018 - 12:50 pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his attacks against the news media, referring to CNN as “fake news” and calling the media “hostile.”
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The Capitol is seen on the morning after Election Day as Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm ending eight years of Republican control, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump's Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key...
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@SIPA USA
November 07, 2018 - 8:27 am
Republican Bob Stefanowski has conceded the race for Connecticut's open governor's seat to Democrat Ned Lamont following a hotly contested race.
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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 07, 2018 - 7:45 am
Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a "blue wave" that never fully...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., smiles as she is cheered by a crowd of Democratic supporters during an election night returns event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 07, 2018 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The incoming class of lawmakers could have a stark...
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Peter King
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
November 07, 2018 - 12:32 am
Long Island Republican Peter King has held off a challenge by a first-time candidate in the South Shore 2nd Congressional District. Republican U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, who joined Congress in 2015, defeated Democratic challenger Perry Gershon.
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