Government and politics

President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 12:44 am
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally Thursday night in...
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In this July 26, 2018 photo, Illinois 6th District Rep. Peter Roskam participates in a debate with his Democratic challenger, Sean Casten, right, on July 26, 2018 in Chicago. After more than a decade representing a reliably Republican suburban Chicago district, Rep. Roskam is suddenly among the most endangered House Republicans seeking re-election. (Max Herman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — After more than a decade representing a reliably Republican suburban Chicago district, Rep. Peter Roskam is suddenly among the most endangered House Republicans seeking re-election. His long right-leaning record in a safe GOP district may be his toughest opponent. Roskam...
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In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota. Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration aimed at confronting and deterring efforts to tamper with elections. Granted, the only way to go was up: In 2016 amid Russian meddling, federal officials were accused first of being too tight-lipped on intelligence about possible hacking into state systems, and later criticized for trying to hijack control from the states. The first test of this new-and-improved relationship could come on Nov. 6. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
October 18, 2018 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration aimed at confronting and deterring efforts to tamper with elections. The only way to go was up. In 2016, amid Russian meddling, federal officials first were accused of being too tight-lipped on...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, file photo, a group of voters fill out their ballots at a table rather than wait for an empty voting booth at the Civic Center in Dodge City, Kan. Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch Saloon. (Michael Schweitzer/Dodge City Daily Globe via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 11:07 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows North Dakota Senate candidates, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, left, during a campaign stop in Grand Forks, and her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer at a campaign stop in Fargo. Heitkamp and Cramer match up in their first debate Thursday, Oct. 17, 2018 after months of bitter campaigning in a race seen as vital to Senate control. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)
October 18, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp opened her debate Thursday against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer with a renewed apology for a newspaper ad attacking her opponent that improperly identified some survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, calling it a "grave and horrible error...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. McCaskill and Hawley are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 18, 2018 - 8:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The two squared-off...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as before boarding Air Force One, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to campaign stops in Montana, Arizona and Nevada. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to...
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President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2018 - 8:27 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana,...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he leaves the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Trump is traveling to rally in Montana, Arizona and Nevada. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 18, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop them, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER." Trump tweeted that he wanted "Mexico to stop this...
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster speaks during a roundtable discussion on economic development and the cyber industry at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy...
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