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Lucy McBath, national spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, in March 2016. There are nearly 50 black women running for Congress this year, including McBath, who is challenging GOP Rep. Karen Handel in Georgia.
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August 19, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could significantly...
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Gary Johnson
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
August 05, 2018 - 8:21 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate Gary Johnson received a formal invitation Saturday to run for the U.S. Senate under the Libertarian Party banner. The central committee of New Mexico's Libertarian Party offered Johnson the party's nomination...
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In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in Hinsdale, Ill.
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File
July 30, 2018 - 8:47 am
By Laurie Kellman and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie is sworn in at the start of a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File
July 23, 2018 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, charged with delivering on President Donald Trump's campaign promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector. Wilkie won approval on a bipartisan...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, stands with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, before the start of their meeting, Thursday, July 12, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
July 12, 2018 - 1:39 pm
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as Republicans and Democrats undertake a bruising battle for ideological control of the nation's loftiest tribunal. Even...
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Capitol in Washington at sunrise
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
July 09, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
July 01, 2018 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and progressive. They are. Or that many are women entering...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will retire at the end of July
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
June 28, 2018 - 7:19 am
By Catherine Lucey and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
June 27, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an election-year display of division on...
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U.S. Capitol
June 26, 2018 - 7:41 am
Analysis by Ronald Brownstein, CNN (CNN) — The firestorm over the separation of children from their undocumented parents at the border has almost completely overshadowed another milestone in the long-running national immigration debate: Opposition to legal, as well as illegal, migration is...
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