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Transgender activist Sarah McBride, who hopes to win in the primary for the Delaware Senate, watches a computer screen at her watch party in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)

Transgender activist wins Delaware state senate primary

Sep. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Transgender activist Sarah McBride won a Democratic state Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday and is poised to make history as the first transgender person elected to the state's General Assembly. McBride, who interned at the White House during President Barack Obama’s...

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax speaks during the 9th Annual wreath laying and ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, in Washington. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Virginia lieutenant governor enters race for governor

Sep. 12, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax delivered a campaign speech at the Old Court House in Fairfax in northern Virginia. In February 2019, Fairfax faced calls for his...

AG: Women committed hate crime by attacking Trump supporters

Sep. 8, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two women are facing hate crime charges after confronting a 7-year-old boy and his mother outside the Democratic National Convention in Delaware over their support of President Donald Trump and seizing a “Make America Great Again” hat. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Friday Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking US war dead

Sep. 5, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared President Donald Trump “unfit” for the presidency, delivering an impassioned reaction to a report that Trump — who never served in uniform — allegedly mocked American war dead. The president and his allies...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Friday Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking US war dead

Sep. 4, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared President Donald Trump “unfit” for the presidency on Friday, delivering an impassioned reaction to a report that Trump — who never served in uniform — allegedly mocked American war dead. The president and his...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Kamala Harris, Mike Pence to both be in Wisconsin on Monday

Sep. 4, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris is scheduled to make her first campaign appearance in battleground Wisconsin on Labor Day in Milwaukee, while Vice President Mike Pence was headed to western Wisconsin. The dual appearances by Pence and Harris come just days after...

President Donald Trump speaks before participating in a signing ceremony with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump denies calling US war dead 'losers,' 'suckers'

Sep. 4, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defended himself Friday against accusations that he mocked American war dead as his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, intensified efforts to frame the election as a referendum on the president’s character. The allegations, sourced anonymously in The Atlantic,...

From left, Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand on the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats request Hatch Act probe of Republican convention

Sep. 3, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are seeking an investigation into what they call repeated violations of the federal Hatch Act by members of the Trump administration during last month's Republican National Convention. The 1939 law is intended to limit political activity by...

Pence plans Labor Day visit to La Crosse

Sep. 1, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit La Crosse on Labor Day, the White House announced on Tuesday. The Pence visit was announced just as President Donald Trump arrived in Wisconsin where he was visiting Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake and subsequent protests...

Republican Party of New Mexico chairman Steve Pearce, left, stands alongside GOP candidates for the state House and Senate on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at a press conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Republicans introduced Wednesday a diverse slate of candidates they hope will flip the Democratic-controlled New Mexico House amid rural angry over a new red-flag gun law and uncertainty over oil prices. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

GOP delegates must self-quarantine in New Mexico, state says

Aug. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political party delegates from New Mexico who traveled to the Republican National Convention or President Donald Trump's speech at the White House this week should self-quarantine for 14 days as they return home, a spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday....