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October 21, 2018 - 3:03 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- In the final weeks of the 2018 midterm campaign, Republican candidates across the country have released ads touting concerns about maintaining protections for people with pre-existing conditions, even as their party and the current administration have moved repeatedly to weaken the...
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October 20, 2018 - 6:01 pm
(HOUSTON) -- In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris ahead of the November midterm election, opening up about presidential ambitions, the politics of immigration...
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October 20, 2018 - 10:56 am
(WASHINGTON) -- As part of an aggressive campaign swing in the final weeks of the 2018 midterms, Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to the state of Iowa this weekend, looking to boost a Democratic congressional hopeful that is trying to flip the state's most conservative district to blue. Sanders will...
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October 20, 2018 - 10:48 am
(MESA, Ariz.) -- As a caravan of about 3,000 migrants from Central America heads toward the U.S. border, President Donald Trump blamed the Democrats on Friday for the surge in illegal border crossings at a rally in Mesa, Arizona. “Democrats believe that illegal border crossers should be set free,”...
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October 19, 2018 - 8:24 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is wading into California's water wars, demanding speedy action by the federal government to divert much-needed water resources to Republican-leaning farmers in California's central valley — a move sure to infuriate left-leaning environmentalists on the west...
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October 19, 2018 - 6:16 pm
(PHOENIX) -- Arizona was represented by an American war hero for decades, and now the military is playing a role in Arizonans’ search for their next senator as well. The Senate seat that will be filled by the state’s first female senator come November is not the one left open by the passing of Sen...
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October 19, 2018 - 3:54 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities have charged a Russian woman for allegedly taking part in a Russian plot to influence public opinion over the upcoming 2018 midterms elections and other politically-charged events inside the United States, the Justice Department announced Friday. “The strategic...
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October 19, 2018 - 3:25 pm
(BISMARCK, N.D.) -- Courtney Yellow Fat, a tribal council member for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has lived on a reservation for most of his life – a community which historically hasn't used street names or addresses and instead relies on post office boxes. So, a few years back when he made the...
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October 19, 2018 - 2:59 pm
(SMITHTOWN, N.Y.) -- Federal authorities have arrested a New York man for allegedly threatening to attack two U.S. senators over their support for Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination to the Supreme Court was almost derailed by an allegation he sexually assaulted a woman three decades ago while they...
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October 19, 2018 - 2:45 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Paul Manafort, the onetime Trump campaign chairman, arrived in court on Friday for a hearing about his sentencing date in a wheelchair. Manafort is currently in detention in an Alexandria, Virginia jail awaiting sentencing on a host of charges brought by Mueller’s prosecutors in two...
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