Presidential elections

Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during his interview with The Associated Press, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Zelenskiy, who has taken the lead in Ukraine’s presidential race, says his popularity reflects the public disillusionment with the nation’s politicians. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
February 08, 2019 - 11:44 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Election officials in Ukraine said Friday that 44 candidates have registered to compete in the March presidential election — a record for the nation. The latest polls show that comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays the nation's president in a popular TV series, has surged...
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In this Jan. 28, 2019, photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to students at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Racial tensions are looming over the early days of the Democratic Party’s presidential primary. Of nine declared candidates so far, just two are white men. Voters and political strategists alike are cheering such diversity, but some fear that another presidential contender of color in the era of deep racial divisions may hurt their ultimate goal of beating President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 08, 2019 - 6:00 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris has hired a seasoned operative to head her 2020 presidential campaign in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina. The California Democrat's campaign announced Friday that Jalisa Washington-Price is South Carolina state director...
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February 08, 2019 - 4:29 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade has called for a boycott of the West African nation's Feb. 24 elections, accusing the current president of locking down the vote. Wade returned to Dakar Thursday as hundreds greeted him at the airport, cheering and wearing T-shirts...
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Chairman of House Ways & Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks with Ranking Member Mike Kelly, R-Pa., during a hearing on proposals to compel presidents and presidential candidates to make public years of their tax returns on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. But the burning question is what Democrats might do more immediately to get such files from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 07, 2019 - 11:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Democrats now controlling the House and holding the legal key to seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns, Republican lawmakers are invoking privacy in defending Trump's flank. At an oversight hearing Thursday, lawmakers examined proposals to compel presidents and...
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In this May 25, 2003, photo, Paul Erickson, a Vermillion native, poses for a photo. The American political operative, Erickson, linked to admitted Russian covert agent Maria Butina was accused this week of fraud. Erickson pleaded not guilty Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, to 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering in business schemes that stretched from 1996 through August 2018, according to federal prosecutors in South Dakota. (Lloyd B. Cunningham/The Argus Leader via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 7:16 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Paul Erickson, the boyfriend of admitted Russian covert agent Maria Butina accused this week of fraud, has turned up in the unlikeliest of places — from landing a top spot on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign to representing a man involved in one of the most salacious...
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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, left, and speaker of the house, Baleka Mbete, right, arrive at parliament, behind a statue of Nelson Mandela, in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 for the State Of The Nation address. Ramaphosa is set to give his second address to parliament just months before national elections seen by many as a referendum on his ruling African National Congress party. (Mike Hutchings, Pool via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 1:00 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation address said Thursday the country had begun to recover from "a period of uncertainty and a loss of confidence and trust" under his scandal-ridden predecessor, and he announced that the presidential election will...
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February 07, 2019 - 10:20 am
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi has landed in Brazzaville, the capital of neighboring Republic of the Congo, to start his first international trip since being elected president in late January. Tshisekedi on Thursday was greeted by Republic of Congo's...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks with reporters to a Democratic Caucus meeting the morning after President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2019 - 10:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Congress that investigations and legislation don't mix. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi said such threats have no place in the House, as unbowed Democrats charged ahead Wednesday with plans to probe Trump's tax returns, business and ties to Russia. The...
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In this undated photo provided by Scripps College, Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor in politics at Scripps College, poses for a photo. Tyson, a 42-year-old political science professor who studies the intersection of politics and the #MeToo movement, went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, saying in a statement that she repressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Fairfax could succeed a scandal-mired governor. (Scripps College via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she suppressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that the Democrat could succeed a scandal-...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, exits a secure area to speak to reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House intelligence committee is expected to vote to send more than 50 interview transcripts to special counsel Robert Mueller. The panel is meeting Wednesday for the first time since a Democrat, Adam Schiff of California, became chairman with the new House majority. Schiff has long said that sending the transcripts from the panel’s now-closed investigation into Russian election interference to the special counsel’s office would be one of his top priorities. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2019 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee will launch a broad new investigation looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump's foreign financial interests, Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday, moving ahead with the aggressive oversight that Democrats...
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