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Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 05:04 PM PST

In Defeat, Abrams Casts Aside Traditional Expectations

In Defeat, Abrams Casts Aside Traditional Expectations

Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 03:50 PM PST

Election Shows How Gerrymandering Is Difficult to Overcome

Election Shows How Gerrymandering Is Difficult to Overcome

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 04:21 PM PST

Andrew Gillum Concedes in Florida Gov. Race to Ron DeSantis

Andrew Gillum Concedes in Florida Gov. Race to Ron DeSantis

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum on Saturday conceded in the Florida gubernatorial election to Ron DeSantis. Gillum, the Democratic candidate, made the statement in a post on Twitter that comes two days after...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 04:21 PM PST

Over 2,000 Votes Misplaced in Fla., Says Broward County Elections Official

Over 2,000 Votes Misplaced in Fla., Says Broward County Elections Official

Amid the ongoing hand recount for Florida's U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture contests, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said her office has misplaced more than 2,000 ballots. Sni...

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 10:33 AM PST

Trump on Khashoggi Death Tape: 'No Reason for Me to Hear It'

Trump on Khashoggi Death Tape: 'No Reason for Me to Hear It'

President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 09:57 PM PST

GOP Legislatures Try to Curb Democratic Governors' Power

GOP Legislatures Try to Curb Democratic Governors' Power

With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 02:09 AM PST

Dems Gear Up for More Digital Spending in 2020

Dems Gear Up for More Digital Spending in 2020

One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. "Yo...

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Trump Sees Wildfire Areas, Consoles Those Harmed by Shooting

Trump Sees Wildfire Areas, Consoles Those Harmed by Shooting

President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 06:29 PM PST

Villanueva Again Expands Lead in Bid to Unseat Sheriff Jim McDonnell

Villanueva Again Expands Lead in Bid to Unseat Sheriff Jim McDonnell

Retired Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva dramatically expanded his lead Friday in his bid to unseat incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell, prompting him to declare victory.

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 12:46 PM PST

US Intel Says Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing

US Intel Says Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing

U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The...

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