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  • Candidate: Many Alabama voters removed, labeled inactive

    TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan said Thursday that a worrisome number of Alabama voters have been removed from active voter lists, prompting her to create a committee to assist people who encounter problems before and on Election Day. Hagan’s campaign said more than 55,000 voters in the 3rd Congressional District have been […]
  • Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind ‘caravan’

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a “caravan” of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana, Trump said immigration is now one of the leading issues in […]
  • The Latest: Texas’ O’Rourke doubles down on impeaching Trump

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Beto O’Rourke’s town hall on CNN (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke has repeated his previous assertions that he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump — an aggressive position that may be a tough sell as he tries to win a Senate seat in […]
  • House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. The announcement on Thursday that Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Oct. 24 comes after weeks of negotiations over the meeting. The two Republican […]
  • The Latest: Rivals downplay talk of deal in Alaska race

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska governor’s race (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and his Democratic rival are downplaying suggestions of a possible deal between them before next month’s election. During a debate Thursday, presumed front-runner Republican Mike Dunleavy asked Democrat Mark Begich if he and Walker were […]
  • Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch Saloon. […]
  • Trump’s Texas campaign rally to be held in bigger venue

    HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s rally in Houston next week with Sen. Ted Cruz and other top Republicans is moving to a larger venue, though it’s still not the biggest stadium in Texas. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted Thursday that the Monday night’s event would now be held at the 19,000-seat Toyota Center, […]
  • Kobach lawyer seeks to delay release of video in Kansas case

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking to delay the release of a video of Kobach being questioned in a federal voting-rights lawsuit to avoid hurting his campaign for governor. A court filing late Wednesday by Sue Becker draws an explicit link between stopping the video’s release […]
  • Trump lawyers: Low ratings prove charity not political tool

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers are citing low TV ratings for a veterans fundraiser as proof he wasn’t out to use his charity to boost his White House bid. Trump’s lawyers argue in court papers filed this week that he suffered a “significant media coverage deficit” by holding the event at the […]
  • Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a potential presidential contender. The New Jersey senator’s two-day swing to […]
  • The Latest: Trump: ‘Certainly looks’ like Saudi writer dead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s response to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 4:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Trump did not say Thursday what he based his conclusion on. But he says the consequences for the Saudis […]
  • Alaska governor’s campaign moving ahead ‘a day at a time’

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday his re-election campaign is moving ahead but is taking it “a day at a time” after being rocked this week by the abrupt resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Mallott resigned Tuesday over what Walker has described as an inappropriate overture to a woman. Mallott […]
  • States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn’t elaborate. “I asked them: ‘How am I going to be able to protect against it if I don’t […]
  • Texas’ O’Rourke tells national audience he’d impeach Trump

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke told a national television audience Thursday night that he’d vote to impeach President Donald Trump and believes Texas can lead the way to a national embracing of relaxed immigration policies and gun control — unapologetically liberal positions that may be hard for some in his deep-red […]
  • Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

    Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history. But two Republican congressmen are attempting to do just that in November’s midterm elections: Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York. After pleading not guilty in August to separate federal charges, both congressmen are entering the final weeks of the […]
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