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New Acting Attorney General Is A GOP Loyalist From Iowa  

New Acting Attorney General Is A GOP Loyalist From Iowa  

By RYAN J. FOLEY ,  Associated Press   IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, will become the nation’s acting…

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Trump Says Pence will be his 2020 Running Mate

Trump Says Pence will be his 2020 Running Mate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the midterm elections (all times local): 12:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says Vice President Mike Pence will be his running mate in 2020, impromptu confirmation that could give sign makers a head start on printing political signs for the next presidential election. In the middle…

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Broken Voting Machines, Long Lines Under Scrutiny in Georgia

Broken Voting Machines, Long Lines Under Scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (AP) — Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hours-long lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor’s race is still undecided as votes are still being tallied. Democrat Stacey Abrams is vying to become the nation’s first female black governor, but trails Republican…

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Dem Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

Dem Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

By STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some…

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Divisive Trump Era Ushers Record Number of Women into House

Divisive Trump Era Ushers Record Number of Women into House

By JUANA SUMMERS and GEOFF MULVIHILL ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The incoming class of lawmakers…

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