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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia. Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November’s midterm elections. On Oct. 1, he released a second slate of endorsements for Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national, bringing the total to more than 300. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 01, 2018 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November's midterm elections. On Monday, he released a second slate of endorsements for Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national, bringing the total to more than 300. Among the most prominent...
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President Donald Trump reacts to the playing of West Virginia's state song as he takes the stage during a rally in Wheeling, W.Va., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 30, 2018 - 4:03 am
WHEELING, W. Va. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his rally in West Virginia (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is turning his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November. He said at a West Virginia rally...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at WesBanco Arena, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Wheeling, W.Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 29, 2018 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can help reject the "ruthless and outrageous tactics" he says Democrats used against the judge. "We see this horrible...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. rett Kavanaugh's fate remains uncertain, but some on the front-lines of the Republican Party's midterm battlefield fear the GOP may have already lost. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 29, 2018 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP's midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost. In the days after a divided nation watched Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey...
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Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, and his wife Ashley Kavanaugh, hold hands as they arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 29, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh's angry denunciation of Senate Democrats at his confirmation hearing could reinforce views of the Supreme Court as a political institution. And this comes at a time when the court already is sharply split between liberals and conservatives. The Supreme Court...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, aw enforcement officers stand guard in front of the Trump Hotel in Washington. A federal district judge in Washington says a group of nearly 200 Democratic senators and representatives has legal standing to sue President Donald Trump to prove he violated the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 29, 2018 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal district judge in Washington has ruled that a group of nearly 200 Democratic senators and representatives have legal standing to sue President Donald Trump to prove he violated the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign and...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 28, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct. Biden...
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about an investigation, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats' demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for confirmation without it — a sudden turn that left Senate approval newly...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, aw enforcement officers stand guard in front of the Trump Hotel in Washington. A federal district judge in Washington says a group of nearly 200 Democratic senators and representatives has legal standing to sue President Donald Trump to prove he violated the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 28, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal district judge in Washington ruled Friday that a group of nearly 200 Democratic senators and representatives have legal standing to sue President Donald Trump to prove he violated the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign...
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September 28, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have sped legislation through the House to expand their massive new tax law, capping their session for the year as they rush out of town to face voters in the November elections. The new bill would make permanent the individual and small-business tax cuts in the law...
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