National elections

FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Top White House aid Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, July 28, 2019 defended President Donald Trump's disparaging tweets about Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district as a justified response to the lawmaker's criticism of administration border policies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 28, 2019 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism over his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump on Sunday tried to deflect the criticism by labeling a prominent minority congressman as himself racist and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card." Trump assailed Rep. Elijah...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., discusses the government shutdown during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott was never told in 2016 when he was Florida’s governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election, he said Sunday, July 28, 2019, on NBC's "Meet the Press." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 28, 2019 - 3:17 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that he was never told by Homeland Security officials in 2016 when he was Florida's governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election. Scott said on NBC's "Meet the...
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In this July 23, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in New Orleans. Biden is placing a big bet that his loyalty to the Affordable Care Act will help propel him to the Oval Office. Yet his argument isn’t without openings for attacks. From the left, he’s certain to take heat from progressives who back the single-payer, government run system proposed by his rival Bernie Sanders and supported by Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 28, 2019 - 3:06 pm
Joe Biden had just rolled out his health care plan when he made what could be a fateful pledge to a crowd in Iowa: "If you like your health care plan or your employer-based plan, you can keep it." The remark echoed assurances President Barack Obama made repeatedly as he sold the Affordable Care Act...
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Afghan security personnel stand guard at the site of a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Afghan officials say the political offices of the president's running mate were hit by a large explosion and stormed by an unknown number of attackers. Nasrat Rahimi, the interior ministry spokesman, said vice-presidential candidate and former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh survived the attack. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
July 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The first day of the Afghan presidential campaign began with a large bomb and gun attack in the capital, Kabul, targeting the office of the president's running mate, officials said, leaving at least two people dead and 25 wounded. Several gunmen remained holed up inside...
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In this July 23, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in New Orleans. Biden is placing a big bet that his loyalty to the Affordable Care Act will help propel him to the Oval Office. Yet his argument isn’t without openings for attacks. From the left, he’s certain to take heat from progressives who back the single-payer, government run system proposed by his rival Bernie Sanders and supported by Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 28, 2019 - 11:31 am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is placing a big bet that his loyalty to the Affordable Care Act will help propel him to the Oval Office. Yet the former vice president's argument isn't without openings for attacks. From the left, he's certain to take heat from progressives who back the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Capitol is seen from the roof of the Canadian Embassy in Washington. America’s much-maligned health care system is covering more people than ever, a fact lost on many of the 2020 presidential candidates, who keep debating polarizing ideas about how to set up coverage, from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ call for replacing private insurance with a government plan, to President Donald Trump’s determination to erase “Obamacare.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 28, 2019 - 7:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn't stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders' call for replacing private insurance with a government plan to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park, in Marietta, Ga. A federal judge is set to hear arguments, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in a lawsuit challenging Georgia's outdated voting machines and seeking statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots. The hearing will focus on requests for the judge to order the state to immediately stop using the current voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
July 27, 2019 - 2:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia allowed its election system to grow "way too old and archaic" and now has a deep hole to dig out of to ensure that the constitutional right to vote is protected, according to U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg. Now Totenberg is in the difficult position of having to decide...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Capitol is seen from the roof of the Canadian Embassy in Washington. America’s much-maligned health care system is covering more people than ever, a fact lost on many of the 2020 presidential candidates, who keep debating polarizing ideas about how to set up coverage, from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ call for replacing private insurance with a government plan, to President Donald Trump’s determination to erase “Obamacare.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 27, 2019 - 8:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn't stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders' call for replacing private insurance with a government plan to...
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Pages from the Senate Intelligence Committee report that details Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election is photographed in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. The new Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlights one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign meddling: the limited ability of the U.S. government to protect elections run by state and local officials. That has given fuel to those who argue that a larger federal role is needed.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
July 27, 2019 - 6:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlights one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign intrusions in American democracy: the limited powers and ability of the federal government to protect elections run by state and local officials. That has given...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 27, 2019 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway through the first year of their House majority, Democrats have yet to vote to impeach President Donald Trump. And maybe they never will. The House recessed Friday for a six-week summer break without opening impeachment proceedings, the Democrats no closer to taking a vote...
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