Presidential elections

Members of the Congolese opposition coalition Lamuka, led by presidential candidate Martin Faluyu, have a conversation while waiting for a statement to be issued on the timing of the release of the presidential election results in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Jan. 5, 2019. Congo faces what could be its first democratic, peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960, but election observers and the opposition have raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities as the country chooses a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 05, 2019 - 12:44 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — On the eve of the first expected results of Congo's long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region to protect U.S. assets from possible "violent demonstrations," while the country's powerful Catholic church warned...
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January 05, 2019 - 10:38 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The Catholic church in Congo is warning the country's electoral commission that publishing untrue results of the presidential election could lead to a popular "uprising." The church's letter to the...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses various issues during an interview with The Associated Press, in Sacramento, Calif. As the state's first Latino attorney general, Becerra is uniquely positioned to opposed the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. He says he’s forced to sue Trump to defend California’s people, values and resources. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 04, 2019 - 11:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Xavier Becerra became perhaps the nation's most influential attorney general when he was named California's top lawyer two years ago, and he has since used his post atop what some call the "Resistance State" to pummel President Donald Trump's administration with dozens of...
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Congolese independent electoral commission (CENI) officials count the presidential ballots from over 900 polling stations at a local results compilation center in Kinshasa, Congo, Friday Jan. 4, 2019. CENI said Thursday the results from 20% of the polling stations have been collected. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 04, 2019 - 6:11 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election commission on Friday scolded the Catholic church for saying its data show a clear winner in Sunday's presidential election, asserting that the announcement could incite an "uprising." The church, a powerful voice in the heavily Catholic nation, has called on...
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Ousted Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to The Associated Press on Friday, Jan 4, 2019, in Maple Bluff, Wis, as he prepares to leave office, making way for Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Walker says he's not ruling out running for office again, including for governor or U.S. Senate in four years. Walker lost to Democrat Tony Evers, who takes office on Monday. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
January 04, 2019 - 2:22 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ousted Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he would be interested in running for public office again, maybe even for governor in four years. Walker spoke to The Associated Press from the vacated governor's mansion as he prepares to be replaced Monday by...
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In this Jan. 3, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures before a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the opening session of the 116th Congress. House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that takes aim at what they call “the culture of corruption in Washington” and reduces the role of money in politics. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 04, 2019 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington" and aims to reduce the role of money in politics. The bill is one of the first to be considered as Democrats take control of the...
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Father Donatien Nshole, general secretary of the Congolese Episcopalian National Conference (CENCO) speaks to reporters following the presentation of CENCO's preliminary declaration on the Congo elections in Kinshasa Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. Nshole said their data shown a clear winner in the presidential elections, and calls upon the electoral commission to publish, when available, the true results in "respect of truth and justice." (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 03, 2019 - 3:32 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Catholic church in Congo announced Thursday its data show a clear winner in Sunday's presidential election, and it called on the electoral commission to publish the true results in "respect of truth and justice." The church, a powerful voice in the heavily Catholic nation...
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Nancy Pelosi of California, surrounded by her grandchildren and other children raises her right hand as Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, the longest-serving member of the House, administers the oath to Pelosi to become the Speaker of the House at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 03, 2019 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 116th Congress (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) called for kids to join her as she was sworn into as House speaker. Dozens of youngsters gathered around Pelosi on the dais as she raised her right hand as took the oath of office. She's the...
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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, left, the House Speaker-designate, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak to the media after meeting with President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, on border security at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 03, 2019 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and the new Congress (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) isn't ruling out impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, depending on findings by the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in...
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January 03, 2019 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says there's an ongoing grand jury investigation related to a Russian social media troll farm accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. That's according to a court filing Thursday from prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office...
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