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Remember the caravan? After vote, focus on migrants fades

Nov. 13, 2018 1:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan? One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.S. from Mexico has largely fallen silent. The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 1:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump again weighed in on Florida's election recount Tuesday, calling for the state's Democratic senator to admit he lost and again implied two counties' election officials are trying to steal the election from the Republicans without offering any proof. Trump...

Democrat Sinema wins Arizona Senate seat running as centrist

Nov. 13, 2018 12:03 PM EST

In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate seat in the...

More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz.

Nov. 13, 2018 8:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House and...

Why wait? Democrats openly flirt with 2020 White House bids

Nov. 13, 2018 5:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated by an...

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

Nov. 12, 2018 8:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in hurricane-ravaged Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules. Gillum spoke Monday...

Picking up another seat, Dems ride high on slow roll of wins

Nov. 12, 2018 8:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House of...

Correction: Election 2018-House-Colorado story

Nov. 12, 2018 8:15 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — In a story Nov. 7 about Colorado Republican congressman Mike Coffman's election loss, The Associated Press reported erroneously the percentage of residents in his district who were born in another country. About 16 percent were born in in another country, not 20 percent. A corrected version...

Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

Nov. 12, 2018 6:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and send him to the governor's mansion, Kemp would face lingering...

Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

Nov. 12, 2018 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican...