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Anxious politicians and volunteers make final election push

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon and gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as she belted out the national anthem at the school’s homecoming game Saturday. The Democrat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and eight-inch platform shoes with cactus applique as she presided over the coin […]
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Obama to rally for Indiana senator who backs Trump policies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s national campaign tour to boost Democratic candidates takes an unusual path Sunday with an Indiana rally for Sen. Joe Donnelly, who has sounded more like Donald Trump while trying to persuade voters in the conservative Midwestern state to grant him a second term. Obama’s rally for the Democratic […]
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No tax privacy for Finns, who each Nov. 1 make public everyone's income information

This dog might not feel as guilty as he looks, but shame can be useful in some tax collection situations. (Photo by Ansel Edwards/Flickr) When I was a kid and did something I wasn't supposed to, all it took was one quick glance from my mom to make me feel so ashamed. I'm not sure even my mother's steely look would work nowadays on kids who've grown up on reality TV and who make their every move, good or bad, public on social media. But when it comes to taxes, shame seems to work. Many U.S...
Tags: Taxes, White House, New York Times, Portugal, Finland, The New York Times, Parliament, Helsinki, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Aalto University, Saarinen, Ellen Barry, Ansel Edwards, United Kingdom Finland


Trump versus Obama on final US campaign weekend

After boasting about the economy and raising fears over immigration, US President Donald Trump is facing pushback from his predecessor Barack Obama, who is taking on an increasingly prominent role in the final weekend of campaigning before midterm elections in which Republican control of Congress is threatened. With rallies taking place in Montana and Florida, a state he had already visited on Wednesday, Trump is keeping up his relentless campaign schedule before Tuesday's ballot, which has bec...
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Trump slams Indiana Democratic ads touting Libertarian

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly of “trying to steal the election” by running ads touting the Libertarian candidate in an effort to peel away votes from Republican challenger Mike Braun in a close contest. In a tweet Saturday , Trump said the rumor is Donnelly paid for the Facebook […]
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Lurching to a new Weimar

America seems to be heading inexorably toward a Weimar moment, a slide toward political polarization from which it could be increasingly difficult to return. Weimar — that brief, brilliant and tragic German republic of the 1920s — was replaced by Hitler’s murderous regime in 1933. Like Weimar, our politics are increasingly defined by violence, whether the Pittsburgh massacre, the mass mailing of bomb-laden parcels, dueling mobilizations on the border, the shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalis...
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Trump touts beating back a Democratic agenda 'from Hell' as liberal groups dig in for 'the last weekend'

As Barack Obama divided his day by boosting the Democrats, first in Miami for gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, and chopping away at Trump, Republicans eagerly returned the favor — and gave a preview of what to expect on Saturday.
Tags: Barack Obama, Cnn, Miami, Trump, Democratic, Sen Bill Nelson, Trump Republicans, Andrew Gillum


Armistice centenary: May praises UK’s ‘closeness’ with Europe

German president to lay wreath at Cenotaph on Remembrance DayTheresa May has praised the “strength and closeness” of the UK’s relations with “our friends and partners in Europe”, as she prepares to join the German and French presidents in a series of events to mark 100 years since the end of the first world war.As the world gets ready to commemorate 11 November 1918, when more than four years of fighting that cost an estimated 37 million military and civilian lives came to an end, the prime mini...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, UK News, Theresa May, First World War, Cenotaph, Emmanuel Macron, Armistice centenary


Election systems tested as early weekend voting continues in Los Angeles County

Hope came to vote for change. Dressed in a red and white jumpsuit with a red, white and blue cape; Adidas high tops, and earrings and carrying a tote bag depicting the American flag, Ola Mae Johnson, who calls herself  “Hope for America,” cast an early ballot Saturday at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s headquarters in Norwalk.   Red boxes containing the ballots are unloaded during an election simulation to make sure all systems are functioning properly prior to the e...
Tags: Politics, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Adidas, Sport, Soccer, Johnson, Guatemala, Local News, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Garcia, Capitol


Battle for US House seats includes one-time GOP stronghold

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — By bus, by freeway or on foot, candidates dashed across California on Saturday in a frantic rush to secure votes, knocking on doors, dialing phones and urging throngs of volunteers to fight for every vote. Nowhere were the stakes higher than in Southern California’s Orange County, a one-time Republican stronghold where […]
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Tallahassee Yoga Shooter Called Women "Sluts" & "Whores" In Online Videos

A man shot and killed two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, FL on Friday night. The victims were identified as Maura Binkley, 21, a student at Florida State University and Nancy Van Vessem, 61, a faculty member at FSU’s medical school and chief medical director for Tallahassee's Capital Health Plan, reported CNN. Five people were injured, including one victim who was pistol-whipped.“There are no words to express the shock and grief we feel after learning of the deaths of Maura Binkley and ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Barack Obama, Florida State University, Donald Trump, Pittsburgh, Kroger, Reuters, BuzzFeed News, Tallahassee, Tallahassee Fl, FSU, Brett Kavanaugh, Michael DeLeo, Scott Paul Beierle


Arron Banks faces new claims of misleading MPs over Brexit

Leaked messages ‘show undeclared links’; emails ‘contradict statements to MPs’The controversial businessman Arron Banks may have misled parliament over links between his pro-Brexit campaign and his insurance business during the EU referendum, according to explosive correspondence released by whistleblowers.Hundreds of internal emails leaked by former employees from Eldon Insurance and Rock Services to the Observer reveal that – despite categorical denials by Banks – insurance staff worked on the...
Tags: Politics, Media, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Nigel Farage, Andrew Marr, Article 50, Brexit, Arron Banks, Cambridge Analytica, Eldon Insurance and Rock Services


Legal decisions and a racist robocall in Georgia gov. race

ATLANTA (AP) — Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads “too chicken to debate.” These are the scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. […]
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Trump presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan gridlock. A warning shot for his re-election […]
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Tallahassee Yoga Shooter's History Of Misogynistic Behavior Found In Online Videos & Arrest Record

A man shot and killed two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, FL on Friday night. The victims were identified as Maura Binkley, 21, a student at Florida State University and Nancy Van Vessem, 61, a faculty member at FSU’s medical school and chief medical director for Tallahassee's Capital Health Plan, reported CNN. Five people were injured, including one victim who was pistol-whipped.“There are no words to express the shock and grief we feel after learning of the deaths of Maura Binkley and ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Barack Obama, Florida State University, Donald Trump, Pittsburgh, Kroger, Reuters, BuzzFeed News, Tallahassee, Tallahassee Fl, FSU, Brett Kavanaugh, Michael DeLeo, Scott Paul Beierle


Texas’ early votes exceed total cast in 2014 election

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 4.9 million people voted in Texas’ 30 largest counties during the early-voting period, surpassing the total number of votes cast throughout the state in the last midterm election. Secretary of state office data show that more than 540,000 people in those 30 counties voted early on Friday, which was the […]
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Millions of Syrians at risk if Idlib truce fails, White Helmets warn

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt told that west’s help will be vital if Russia breaks ceasefireThe head of Syria’s White Helmet volunteers has told Britain’s foreign secretary that the west must do more to protect millions of civilians still in extreme danger, and warned that reconstruction should not begin without justice or accountability.Raed al-Saleh said Moscow’s record of broken promises meant he had little confidence in a ceasefire brokered between Russia and Turkey in September. The agreeme...
Tags: Politics, Russia, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Moscow, Jeremy Hunt, Bashar Al Assad, Raed Al Saleh, White Helmet


Trump faces a big test in the midterms and it has brought all his worst traits to the fore

For Donald Trump, his path to the White House in 2016 was simple: promise action on immigration, the economy and repealing his predecessor's flagship healthcare policy, Obamacare. The playbook for the midterms – despite the White House not being at stake – is the same. Mr Trump knows what the type of promises and rhetoric that he believes will bring his supporters to the polls and he has been hitting it hard over the past few weeks.
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GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants a criminal investigation of a woman who said she wrote an anonymous letter alleging sexual misconduct by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but later recanted authorship and admitted she didn’t know him. Sen. Chuck Grassley tells the Justice Department that Judy Munro-Leighton contacted his committee in […]
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Romney hits Utah campaign trail, differs from Trump on media

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and a return to public office. While he’s largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump since a scathing speech […]
Tags: Utah, News, Senate, Ap, Gop, Mitt Romney, Salt Lake City, Donald Trump, Trump, Romney, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Steve Bannon: Trump's style a deterrence

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says President Donald Trump's style may keep some GOP voters away from the polls or make them vote for the opposition.
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Steve Bannon: Trump's style is a deterrence

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says President Donald Trump's style may keep some GOP voters away from the polls or make them vote for the opposition.
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Bannon: Trump's style is a deterrence

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says President Donald Trump's style may keep some GOP voters away from the polls or make them vote for the opposition.
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Health care, Trump among diverse stands of Colorado hopefuls

DENVER (AP) — Republican Walker Stapleton has warned Colorado residents about his “socialist” opponent for governor, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis. Stapleton’s criticism underscores Republican fears that the party could lose control of the state Senate in Tuesday’s election. The Senate has acted as a check on attempts by the Democratic-led House to restrict gun rights […]
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Erdogan, Trump discuss Turkish bank, joint patrols in Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president says Donald Trump has promised to look into possible U.S. measures against a Turkish bank for evading sanctions on Iran. Speaking Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave details about a phone conversation he had with Trump on Thursday as strained relations between the two countries ease following Turkey’s release […]
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Governor’s race could flip power or continue Nevada dynasty

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican from a political dynasty and a powerful Las Vegas-area politician hoping to become Nevada’s first Democratic governor in two decades are in a tight race for the state’s top office Tuesday. Like many races in the battleground state of 3 million people, the contest between Republican Adam Laxalt and […]
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Virginia Republican’s Trump-like tactics struggle to connect

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart’s campaign has shown little sign of gaining traction in Virginia with just days to go before Election Day. Stewart promised to run a “vicious” and “ruthless” campaign against incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine. But his Trump-like tactics appear to have found little purchase in an increasingly […]
Tags: News, Senate, Virginia, Ap, Trump, Stewart, Richmond VA, Sen Tim Kaine, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Corey Stewart


Kansas Democrats hopeful of breaking GOP grip on power

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in Kansas who have had to sit on the political sidelines for the better part of a decade are hoping for a blue wave on Election Day that could help them break the Republican grip on power and are optimistic about their chances in several races, including the one for […]
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Democrat Heitkamp’s re-election hopes may rest with Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — When Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was choosing her campaign headquarters, Fargo was the obvious choice. She grew up in the area, it’s nearly twice as large as any other North Dakota city and it’s the biggest potential source of liberal-minded voters in the strongly conservative state. The Democrat’s chances to win a […]
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Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Montana, not Washington. Trump’s feud with Tester, triggered by the lawmaker’s opposition to […]
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