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Trump likely to win whether or not Kavanaugh is confirmed

05 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The ugly partisan brawl over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation remains undecided, but President Donald Trump appears likely to come out on top regardless of the outcome.

Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for 'abuses of power,' urges Democrats to vote

08 Sep 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration's "abuses of power" and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November's elections. | Video

Liberal Democrat and Trump-backed Republican to face off for Florida governor

29 Aug 2018

Liberal mayor Andrew Gillum pulled off a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Florida governor on Tuesday, beating several better-funded rivals to set up a November showdown against a Republican aligned with President Donald Trump. | Video

U.S. Democrats seek to make Republican scandals an election issue

22 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON Democrats accused congressional Republicans on Wednesday of enabling a growing culture of corruption under U.S. President Donald Trump and planned to use the issue to bolster their push to retake control of Congress in November's elections.

Fundraise or 'look for a job,' Republicans warn after close election races

08 Aug 2018

As Republican candidates backed by President Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, nervousness grew in Republican circles about their ability to continue extending millions of dollars in aid to candidates in November's Congressional elections. | Video

Trump-backed Republican clings to narrow lead in U.S. House race in Ohio

08 Aug 2018

A Republican clung to a narrow lead in a hotly contested U.S. House of Representatives race in Ohio late on Tuesday, holding off a strong challenge in the reliably Republican district after a late show of support from President Donald Trump.

Key U.S. election matchups at stake in final big nominating contests

05 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON The campaign for control of the U.S. Congress and key governor's offices reaches a critical juncture in August, the last big month for party nominating contests as voters in 14 states pick candidates for November's midterm elections.

Obama dips into midterm election with first endorsements

01 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON Former U.S. President Barack Obama dipped into November's midterm election fight for the first time on Wednesday, endorsing 81 Democrats in 14 states with a focus on young, diverse candidates and lower-level races.

Alabama Republican who once spurned Trump wins runoff election

18 Jul 2018

U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has decisively won a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia

17 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

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