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Massachusetts delegation eyeing reins of power in US House

Dec. 8, 2018 11:26 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts holds only nine of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but after eight years in the political wilderness the state's all-Democrat delegation is suddenly playing an outsized role in both the leadership and palace intrigue of the incoming Congress. Among the nine are...

In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain

Dec. 8, 2018 10:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of...

Maine won't investigate if some received wrong ballots

Dec. 8, 2018 8:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine secretary of state's office won't investigate concerns raised by some Republican voters who say they received ballots for the wrong congressional district. A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat, said Friday the office had seen no evidence to...

Absentee vote changes may have invited 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 11:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal "ballot-harvesting" operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said. Some observers are concerned...

Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

Dec. 7, 2018 9:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department's decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting...

The Latest: White House says court filings show nothing new

Dec. 7, 2018 7:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The White House says new court filings about President Donald Trump's former lawyer and campaign chairman offer nothing new or damaging about Trump. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says...

California midterm voter turnout tops 64 percent

Dec. 7, 2018 7:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's voter turnout in the November election topped 64 percent, the highest midterm turnout in several decades, according to county vote totals collected by the Secretary of State. Friday was the deadline for counties to finish counting ballots, but the secretary of state...

GOP House candidate would back new election if fraud shown

Dec. 7, 2018 5:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate in North Carolina's unresolved congressional race said Friday that he would support a new election if it's proved that fraud changed the outcome of a contest that was decided by 905 votes. Mark Harris released a video statement addressing allegations of...

GOP won't commit to seating Democrat in close Kentucky race

Dec. 7, 2018 5:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — GOP leaders in Kentucky won't commit to seating a Democrat who ousted a Republican incumbent by just one vote in a contested election, setting up a potential partisan clash when the legislature convenes next month. Democrat Jim Glenn got 6,319 votes on election day while Republican...

The Latest: Comey says lawmakers focused on Clinton emails

Dec. 7, 2018 5:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's closed-door interview by House Republicans (all times local): 5 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey says he testified again about Hillary Clinton's emails during a closed-door interview Friday with two House committees. Comey says House...