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In this Aug. 5, 2018, photo, independent U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin, center, speaks during a meet-and-greet at a tea shop in Juneau, Alaska. Galvin is running in the Aug. 21 Democratic primary for U.S. House in Alaska. The state Democratic party changed its rules to let independents run in its primary. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
August 12, 2018 - 1:25 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Alyse Galvin ran into resistance from some state legislators in a fight over school funding, she didn't give up. She got a loudspeaker. In 2017, the activist, along with other worried moms, helped gather hundreds of letters from Alaskans urging legislators not to cut...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. County election officials across Kansas are set to begin reviewing provisional ballots to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican primary for governor. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 11:04 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — County election officials across Kansas on Monday will begin deciding which provisional ballots from last week's primary election will count toward the final official vote totals, with possibility that they could create a new leader in the hotly contested Republican race for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, as he seeks a third term, a sign of just how badly the party wants to dethrone one of the GOP's most recognizable governors. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
August 11, 2018 - 11:12 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been warning for months about a "blue wave" coming this fall, but so many Democrats are eager to ride it that it is a struggle for any dominant challenger to emerge. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker as he seeks a third term, a sign...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 11, 2018 - 5:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. The memo, tucked toward the end of nearly 10,000 pages released Friday, provides...
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Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., walks past a concession stand during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 11, 2018 - 12:31 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — John Delaney wasn't slowed by a crush of national political press that sometimes swarms presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair. Quite the opposite. "Who is that?" retired child psychologist Bernard Wiesemann of Des Moines said Friday as the three-term Maryland...
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Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, drinks a beer at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Avenatti’s crusade for the porn actress taking on President Donald Trump has already catapulted him to cable news stardom and endeared him to many frustrated liberals. Now the self-styled "dragon slayer" is taking his message to Iowa Democrats. (Zach Boyden-Holme/The Des Moines Register via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 10:49 pm
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, told Iowa Democrats Friday that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It's a role he is considering filling himself. In a political scene...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — It's looking more likely that the race for Washington's 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November. After King and Pierce Counties updated their ballot counts Friday night, Democrat Sarah Smith was 2,582 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler,...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found. Election returns in nearly a dozen federal special elections show Democrats consistently drawing a...
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Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., rides down the giant slide during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 10, 2018 - 4:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — John Delaney wasn't slowed Friday by a crush of national political press that sometimes swarms presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair. Quite the opposite. "Who is that?" retired child psychologist Bernard Wiesemann of Des Moines said as the three-term Maryland...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Sen. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 09, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in George W. Bush's White House were released Thursday as the Senate begins to review the judge's unusually lengthy public record for confirmation hearings this fall. The 5,700 pages from Kavanaugh's time in the...
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