Elections

Democratic presidential candidate businessman Tom Steyer waves before a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 09, 2020 - 7:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire Tom Steyer qualified Thursday for next week's Democratic presidential debate, putting him on stage in Iowa alongside five other candidates. “This campaign has a fair bit of momentum right now,” he said while campaigning in New Hampshire after learning he'd...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, a digital voting machine sits on a table in Raleigh, N.C. Lawmakers expressed concern about foreign components in the nation’s election equipment, as the top executives of the three major voting manufacturers appeared before Congress on Thursday to try to provide assurances that their products are secure. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
January 09, 2020 - 5:43 pm
Lawmakers expressed concern about foreign components in the nation’s election equipment, as the top executives of the three major voting manufacturers appeared before Congress on Thursday to try to provide assurances that their products are secure. Thursday’s hearing by the Committee on House...
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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo at Station F in Paris. Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November 2019 to fight misinformation. Neither will it ban political ads outright, as Twitter has done. And it still won't fact check them, as it's faced pressure to do. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
January 09, 2020 - 1:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people. Instead, Facebook...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
January 09, 2020 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has netted an endorsement from Rep. Anthony Brown of Maryland, the first black member of Congress to throw his support to the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. The endorsement is significant for Buttigieg, who has been criticized...
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President Donald Trump arrives to address the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 09, 2020 - 9:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The election was always going to be about Donald Trump. But over the span of a few days, the yearslong focus on the Republican president's performance on the economy, health care and immigration has been overtaken by an urgent debate over foreign policy and war. And as the sprint to...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., poses for a selfie with an attendee after speaking at a campaign event at the home of Polk County Democratic Chair Sean Bagniewski, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Booker said a looming impeachment trial and other pressing issues in Washington could deal a “big, big blow” to his Democratic presidential campaign by keeping him away from Iowa in the final weeks before the Feb. 3 caucuses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 09, 2020 - 6:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker said a looming impeachment trial and other pressing issues in Washington could deal a “big, big blow” to his Democratic presidential campaign by keeping him away from Iowa in the final weeks before the Feb. 3 caucuses. Booker is one of five senators running for...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., welcomes Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece before a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2020 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The standoff over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial deepened Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there will be “no haggling” with Democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands for more details and witnesses. McConnell's Senate majority has the...
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CIA Director Gina Haspel arrives to brief members of the Senate on the details of the threat that prompted the U.S. to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)
January 08, 2020 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration made its case on Capitol Hill for killing a powerful Iranian general, but Democrats — and a handful of Republicans — said Wednesday's classified briefings were short on details and left them wondering about the president's next steps in the volatile...
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European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen delivers a speech at the London School of Economics in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The European Commission's president warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major compromises. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 08, 2020 - 1:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the U.K. won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. In a friendly but frank message...
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FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 08, 2020 - 10:46 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party's presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party's chances in...
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