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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a FOX News Channel Town Hall in Manassas, Va. After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, Bloomberg has little to show for it. His only win during a short-lived bid for the White House was in American Samoa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Bloomberg's big spending struggles to sway election outcomes

Nov. 14, 2020 12:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has little to show for it. His only win during a short-lived Democratic bid for the White House was in the territory of American Samoa. And after...

Bolivia's new President Luis Arce, center, raises his fist as he walks with Vice President David Choquehuanca, left, on their inauguration day in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

New leftist leader takes office in Boliva

Nov. 8, 2020 12:56 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — New leftist President Luis Arce took office in Bolivia on Sunday, bitterly criticizing last year's ouster of his mentor, former leader Evo Morales, and branding the conservative interim administration that followed as “brutal.” The former economy minister inherits a...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to talk to reporters about Election Day results in races for the House of Representatives, at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

House Democrats blame losses on polls, message, even Trump

Nov. 6, 2020 1:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their majority shrunk, House Democrats cast blame Thursday on their election message, ground game and leadership under Speaker Nancy Pelosi's team after expectations for big wins came crashing down by a stark reversal in Trump country. They focused too narrowly on health care, when...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to talk to reporters about Election Day results in races for the House of Representatives, at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

House Democrats blame losses on polls, message, even Trump

Nov. 5, 2020 10:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their majority shrunk, House Democrats cast blame Thursday on their election message, ground game and leadership under Speaker Nancy Pelosi's team after expectations for big wins came crashing down by a stark reversal in Trump country. They focused too narrowly on health care, when...

The East Front of the Capitol is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EXPLAINER: What does a smaller majority in the House mean?

Nov. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EST

The counting isn't over yet, but Democrats in Congress are already asking what went wrong. That's because it's looking like their expected gains in the House aren't happening. And while Democrats are likely to retain control for two more years, their current 232-197 majority could easily shrink. Here, Dustin...

Voters line up before polls open on Election Day at a precinct in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

'Vote and get home,' anxious voters say on Election Day

Nov. 3, 2020 4:54 PM EST

She carefully planned a five-hour drive to the polling place in her Tennessee hometown to vote on Election Day. She considered the traffic, the weather, the surging coronavirus pandemic and — something she never imagined having to contemplate — the possibility of civil unrest in the aftermath of an...

Luis Arce, presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party, speaks during an interview at his campaign headquarters in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, two days after elections. Officials have not released a formal quick count of results from Sunday’s vote, but the MAS party claimed victory in the presidential election as rival candidates conceded defeat. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Final count gives leftist big victory in Bolivia election

Oct. 23, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A final official vote count released Friday gave leftist Luis Arce a smashing victory in Bolivia's presidential election, a vindication for the Movement Toward Socialism party of ousted President Evo Morales, who was barred from running. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal said Arce won...

Luis Arce, center, Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, and running mate David Choquehuanca, second right, celebrate during a press conference where they claim victory after general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left

Oct. 19, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia appeared Monday to be shifting sharply away from the conservative policies of the U.S.-backed interim government that took power last year after leftist President Evo Morales resigned, with the self-exiled leader's party claiming victory in a weekend presidential election....

Electoral officials count ballots after polls closed for presidential elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A tense Bolivia awaits voting results in redo amid pandemic

Oct. 18, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians settled in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes presidential election meant to put an end to political turmoil following last year’s annulled ballot that resulted in leftist President Evo Morales’...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon. Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia is set to face Democrat Jon Ossoff in the first debate of their U.S. Senate race Monday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith, File)

Ossoff slams Perdue over virus; Republican cries socialism

Oct. 13, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — During their first debate, Democrat Jon Ossoff hammered Sen. David Perdue on his response to the coronavirus pandemic, while the Georgia Republican accused Ossoff of backing a “radical socialist agenda” — an assertion he sometimes backed with false claims. The two...