National elections

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 08, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged as President Donald Trump's preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority. The Democratic leader is positioned...
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Governor-elect Tony Evers, left, and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes, right, with pillows found on the tour of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. State Rep-elect Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) is right. On Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018 Governor-elect Tony Evers, and Lt. Governor elect Mandela Barnes took a tour of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 10:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald...
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Kristen Leach votes with her six-month-old daughter, Nora, on election day in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
November 07, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was a dominant force in the 2018 midterm elections as attitudes toward the polarizing leader influenced the decisions of nearly two-thirds of voters. Thirty-eight percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP...
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People stand on numerous lines as they wait to vote at Kingsboro Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The malfunctioning equipment turned a polling place in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood into a “mosh pit,” said Brad Lander, a New York City councilman. By the time he got a chance to vote, all four of the scanners in the precinct were broken. (Courtesy of Brad Lander via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 3:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Election experts have long warned about the nation's aging fleet of voting equipment. This week's elections underscored just how badly upgrades are needed. Across the country, reports poured in Tuesday amid heavy voter turnout of equipment failing or malfunctioning, triggering...
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Voters cast their ballots at Robious Elementary School in Chesterfield, Va., on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care, immigration and President Donald Trump were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press. AP's VoteCast survey of more than 115,000 voters paints a portrait...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, speaks at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla. Scott is challenging three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Florida will vote for governor, U.S. Senate, Cabinet seats, Congress and decide 12 ballot questions. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 07, 2018 - 1:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bitter and expensive clash between Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson appears to be heading to a recount, despite Scott's declaration of victory. Nelson has not conceded. His campaign says it's preparing for a recount and will have...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 07, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the midterm elections (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would consider raising other tax rates to pay for a middle-class tax cut. Trump said at a Wednesday press conference that if Democrats offer an idea for tax...
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November 07, 2018 - 11:24 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats and Republicans nationwide had their eyes trained on Georgia to see whether the emerging battleground state, would elect the first black woman governor in American history or double down on the Deep South's GOP tendencies with an acolyte of President Donald Trump. But they'...
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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 - 11:22 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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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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