Politics

Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a town hall forum at the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Dalton, Ga. Abrams is running against Republican candidate Brian Kemp in Georgia's November general election. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 9:58 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in. Carter's statement says Abrams is "the right leader for our changing state." The endorsement from the former Georgia governor comes after...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:55 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling against eliminating straight-party voting. The Detroit News reports Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Monday filed a notice to appeal. That came two weeks after U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain said preventing...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis receives military honors before his meeting with Brazil's defense minister, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mattis has spent six days visiting South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 14, 2018 - 8:14 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a pitch on Tuesday to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research. Speaking to military students at Brazil's senior war college in Rio de Janeiro, Mattis encouraged them to remember...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., speaks during a roundtable discussion with education leaders from South Florida at the United Teachers of Dade headquarters in Miami. Nelson isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Nelson on Monday, Aug. 13, said that it would be "foolish to think" the Russians are not continuing their efforts to target Florida. Russian hackers targeted at least 21 states, including Florida, ahead of the 2016 election. He said criticism of his comments are for "partisan political purposes." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:08 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Nelson on Monday evening said that it would be "foolish to think" the Russians are not continuing their...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo the US flag flies at the main entrance of the US embassy in Berlin. Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
August 14, 2018 - 7:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police are investigating two threatening letters containing a white powder that were sent to the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital, authorities said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said the two letters, sent last month, were analyzed by experts and the powder...
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This image released by NBC Today shows reality TV personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman during an interview on the "Today" show on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman was promoting her book "Unhinged." (Zach Pagano/NBC via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 7:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious tapes in Trump's world are nothing...
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President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 14, 2018 - 6:53 am
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020 — and warned the Democrat, "Anybody that runs against Trump suffers." Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him — a claim that Cuomo's office...
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August 14, 2018 - 6:14 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government says a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place on Oct. 21, with a runoff Nov. 4. The elections for local assemblies and mayors will be the first major test at the ballot box for the conservative-nationalist Law and Justice party...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:25 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A prominent opposition figure in Uganda has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade was pelted with stones, a military official said Tuesday. Lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was held overnight in the...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary election, while former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty is seeking to win back his old job on the Republican side. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 5:00 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and...
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