Elections

August 06, 2018 - 8:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote. The former first lady announced Monday that the When We All Vote Week of Action will be held Sept. 22-29. Mrs. Obama, a...
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In this Aug. 2, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump, right, greets Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. More than 2,600 candidates are running in the midterm elections. But for the president, the election comes down to one person: Donald Trump. With the primary calendar winding down, Trump’s me-first strategy is prompting a wave of concern within his own party. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 04, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity. Those Republicans worry their statewide...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 04, 2018 - 3:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor's clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. The statewide vote in Tuesday's...
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GOP chair Buddy Burkhardt, left, shakes the hand of Glenn Jacobs after early results showed Jacobs winning the mayoral race, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. Republican Jacobs, who is also the WWE wrestler known as Kane, defeated Democrat Linda Haney. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 3:08 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a "no-holds-barred, last-man-standing" round, this time in the political ring. Glenn Jacobs went by Kane in the WWE. Now the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Republican has the title of Knox County Mayor. Jacobs runs an insurance and real...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. But with the midterm elections just three months away, political campaigns report that they’re largely on their own in the increasingly challenging task of protecting sensitive information and countering false or misleading content on social media. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 03, 2018 - 4:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kamala Harris has been the target of social media misinformation campaigns since she became a U.S. senator. Every month for the last 18 months, her office has discovered on average between three and five fake Facebook profiles pretending to be hers, according to a Harris aide. It's...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 02, 2018 - 9:22 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn have been running their campaigns for a critical U.S. Senate seat like their matchup was assured. Voters made it official Thursday. Bredesen and Blackburn disposed of minimal opposition...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 02, 2018 - 8:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Tennessee primary election (all times local): 9 p.m. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. At her primary victory party Thursday, Blackburn said...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed more than 30 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” behavior and appeared to be fake. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 31, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it has uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in "coordinated" political behavior and appeared to be fake...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Josh Hovey, spokesman for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, speaks at a news conference in Lansing, Mich., where group submitted more than 360,000 signatures for a 2018 ballot drive to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. A proposal to legalize marijuana has sprouted on Michigan's November ballot, putting the state on the cusp of allowing recreational use of the drug for those 21 and older. It could also entice younger voters to show up to the polls, which could help the Democrats. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
July 29, 2018 - 9:59 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As both parties continue pumping money into the 2018 race, Michigan Democrats are hoping to cash in on another kind of green. A proposal to legalize marijuana has sprouted on Michigan's November ballot, putting the state on the cusp of allowing recreational use of the drug for...
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July 28, 2018 - 5:58 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The conservative Koch brothers are no more — even if they remain a political powerhouse. The Democrats' super villains for much of the last decade have quietly launched a rebranding effort that may vanquish the "Koch brothers" moniker from American politics. The...
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