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Tennessee Women Slow to Back GOP's Blackburn in Senate Race

If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, 49 percent to 37 percent among ...

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McConnell: Senate Republicans May Try Obamacare Repeal Again

Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the health care law a “disappointment.” In a forecast of 2019 policy goals tempered by uncertainty about who would win the congressional elections, ...

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Black GOP Senate candidate apologizes for ‘accidentally’ showing swastika in campaign ad

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James is full of apologies after he made a "terrible error" and unintentionally showed what appears to be a ...

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Dreamers in Limbo Look to Midterm Election

Remember the 700,000 recipients of DACA, the President Obama-era program, that enabled them to live and work legally in the U.S. even though they ...

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US to Open Trade Talks With Britain, EU, Japan

The White House has announced plans to negotiate separate trade deals with Britain, the European Union and Japan. "We are committed to concluding ...

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Trump Says He's Not to Blame If Republicans Lose House

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. Trump said he believes he is ...

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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ ...

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Booker, Harris, Scott’s “Justice for Victims of Lynching” bill moves forward in the senate

This Thursday, the "Justice for Victims of Lynching" bill advanced in the Senate, as a result of efforts from three Black Senators: Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Republican Tim Scott. The post Booker, Harris, Scott’s “Justice for Victims of Lynching” bill moves forward in the senate appeared first on theGrio.

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US Arms Makers Express Concern to Trump Administration Over Saudi Deals

Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday. Turkish reports that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a vocal critic of Riyadh, was killed ...

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last ...

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Is 2018 the Year of the Angry College-Educated Woman?

Whatever happens in next month's midterm elections, women candidates have already made history. There are more female nominees for public office ...

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Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown

Less than four weeks before U.S. congressional midterm elections, the bitter confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has galvanized activists in both major political parties. But its ultimate impact remains ...

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Georgia Lawsuit Latest Blow in US Fight Over Voting Rights

U.S. voting rights advocacy groups Thursday sued Georgia’s top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign. Kemp is the Republican nominee for governor in one of this year’s highest-profile state races, in which Democrat ...

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Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Revised Voter ID Law

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday upheld a voter ID law that is nearly identical to a restriction struck down by the court four years ago. The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a judge's ruling against the law approved last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature and governor. A judge had blocked officials from enforcing the restriction, ...

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Trump Voices Optimism About Republican Election Chances

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he is optimistic about Republicans retaining control of both chambers of Congress in next month's nationwide congressional elections, as well as his own re-election in 2020. "I think the Republicans are ...

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Trump: US Investigators in Turkey Probing Saudi Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. has investigators in Turkey trying to determine what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last ...

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Bloomberg Rejoins Democrats, Signals Interest in Presidential Bid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg rejoined the Democratic Party on Wednesday, signaling an interest in running as a Democratic ...

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Hurricane Michael Slams into Florida, Charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its ...

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As Hurricane Michael looms, Fla., Democrats want to be sure everyone can register to vote

As another deadly hurricane presses down on Florida, Democrats in the state filed an emergency motion in federal court Tuesday to extend the voter registration deadline by a week, the Huffington Post reports. The deadline to register to vote in Florida was Oct. 9, but Florida Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner told local election officials that ...

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Congress Approves Massive Water-Projects Bill

Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The massive Water Resources Development Act would authorize billions in spending for projects nationwide, including one to stem coastal erosion in Galveston, Texas, and ...

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Your US mid-term elections daily digest

Another New York billionaire enters the fray, there's a big development in a key Senate race and a Ferris Bueller moment.

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FBI Chief: 'Usual Process' Followed in Kavanaugh Probe

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that the FBI's background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in ...

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Poll Finds Partisan Divide in Concerns for Election Security

With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation's voting systems might be vulnerable to ...

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McConnell to AP: 'Nobody's Going to Beat" Murkowski

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "nobody's going to beat" Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett ...

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Kavanaugh Hears First Arguments as New US Supreme Court Justice

The newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, took his seat Tuesday and heard his first arguments, just days after he narrowly won Senate confirmation to fill a vacancy on the country's highest court. A handful of protesters opposed to President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the court ...

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New US Supreme Court Justice Pledges to Be 'Independent and Impartial'

The newest member of the United States Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, after a bruising confirmation process in the Senate that bitterly divided the nation, is vowing to hear every case with respect and an open mind. "Every American can be assured that I will be an independent and impartial justice," Kavanaugh said in the White House East Room ...

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Ryan: 'Big Fight' Coming Over Border Wall After Election

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday promised a "big fight" over border wall funding after midterm elections as part of a commitment he made to President Donald Trump.   Ryan said he and others in Congress did not think a funding fight made sense ...

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