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Longoria, Ferrera, Saldana and more rally for Latino votes

MIAMI (AP) — Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez took to the streets of Miami, leading hundreds of people while chanting “Si se puede” or “Yes we can” in attempt to rally people to vote ahead of Election Day. While the actresses were looking to improve voter turnout overall, they […]
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Today in History for November 5th

Highlights of this day in history: FDR wins unprecedented third term in the White House; Richard Nixon elected President; Former President Reagan says he has Alzheimer's; George Foreman sets boxing record; Pianist Vladimir Horowitz dies. (Nov. 5)            [Author: AP]
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Cybersecurity experts expect interference, but not a repeat of 2016

WASHINGTON — Shane Huntley has seen every form of state-sponsored cyberattack, first as an Australian intelligence officer and now as director of Google’s most advanced team of threat detectors. So when he was asked what surprised him the most about the 2018 midterm elections, his response was a bit counterintuitive: “The answer is surprisingly little […]
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United States: Road To The Elections: Overview Of House Democrats - Holland & Knight

The outcome of the midterm elections on Nov. 6 will significantly impact the lame-duck session and the 116th Congress. Currently, both chambers of Congress and the White House are controlled
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Midterms 2018: Obama accuses Trump of lying and 'fear-mongering' over migrant caravan as election looms

Barack Obama effectively accused Donald Trump of lying and "fear-mongering" about the migrant caravan making its way towards the US and warned Democrats not to be distracted during an appearance in Indiana days before the midterm elections. Without using his name, the former president warned the Republican administration was "telling us that the single most grave threat to America is a bunch of poor, impoverished, broke, hungry refugees a thousand miles away". With opinion polls showing dozens...
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'You Don't Want Just a Yes Man.' Barack Obama Rallies for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Former President Barack Obama praised Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly on Sunday for being willing to break with his party, telling a roaring crowd at a rally in the state that “you don’t want just a yes man.”
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Who are we? America is about to find out

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama traded blow after blow as they crossed the country in the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's midterm elections.
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Trump and Obama face off before midterms

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama traded blow after blow as they crossed the country in the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's midterm elections.
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Trump and Obama square off before midterms

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama traded blow after blow as they crossed the country in the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's midterm elections.
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The current and former presidents traded words in the final days of campaigning before Tuesday's elections

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama traded blow after blow as they crossed the country in the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's midterm elections.
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Trump, Obama square off in whirlwind weekend before midterm elections

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama traded blow after blow as they crossed the country in the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's midterm elections.
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‘You Don’t Want Just a Yes Man.’ Barack Obama Rallies for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Donnelly has angered some Democrats by tacking to the right in recent weeks
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An election blue wave’s biggest impact could be in state chambers

Democrats anticipate significant wins, retaking majority control of as many as a dozen state legislative chambers. If that happens, it would shake up the political order from coast to coast.
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Obama says Republicans have 'racked up enough indictments to field a football team'

Former President Barack Obama said Sunday that Republicans have "racked up enough indictments to field a football team" while campaigning for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections on Tuesday.
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UK's top lawyers urge Theresa May to back second Brexit vote

More than 1,500 sign letter calling on PM to let British people have final say on EU membership More than 1,500 of the UK’s top lawyers have urged Theresa May and MPs to back a second Brexit referendum, saying that “democratic government is not frozen in time”.Labour peer Helena Kennedy QC, former court of appeal judge Konrad Schiemann, and David Edward, a former judge at the court of justice of the European Communities, are among those who have called for a “people’s vote” on EU membership. Con...
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UK backs UN call for Saudi Arabia and Houthis to end Yemen bloodshed

Jeremy Hunt says cessation of hostilities could ‘alleviate suffering’ of Yemeni peopleBritain is to end its opposition to the tabling of a UN security council resolution designed to put pressure on Saudi Arabia and the Iranian-backed Houthis to end the bloodshed in Yemen and allow the free flow of humanitarian aid.The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, criticised both the Saudi-led coalition and opposition Houthi rebels backed by Iran on Monday, saying: “For too long in the Yemen conflict, both sid...
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Obama stumps for senator who supports Trump’s wall

Former President Barack Obama campaigned for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana on Sunday — despite some significant ideological differences.
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Trump, Obama square off in frenetic final 48 hours before midterm elections

Two days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama dominated the campaign trail as candidates embarked on a frenetic final get-out-the-vote push.
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Trump Says He Was Friends with Oprah Until He Ran for Office

President Trump responded to Oprah Winfrey’s appearances last week by claiming that he was friends with her — until he ran for office. “Once I ran for office she diverged,” Trump said as he was campaigning in Macon, Ga., on Sunday with Brian Kemp, who is running for Georgia governor. Winfrey headlined two rallies last […]
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Trump and Obama trade blows as midterm elections loom

Trump stokes immigration fears with ads and rally rhetoricDemocrats sense House win but 2016 counsels cautionAs the final countdown begins to Tuesday’s midterm elections, the contest is turning into a tale of two presidents. The current occupant of the White House is fighting to retain control over Congress. He is also locked in mortal combat with his immediate predecessor, who battling to hold on to his legacy. Related: Trump wants voters to think the US economy is booming – is it? Continue ...
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Twitter Tributes Pour In On 10-Year Anniversary Of Barack Obama's Election: 'We Miss You!'

Ten years ago Sunday, Americans elected a young senator from Illinois named
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36 states have elections for governor, 1 is most expensive race in history

Governors by party Peak in past 100 yearsIn 1922, the country had the highest percentage of Republican governors at 69 percent.In 1938, Democrats had their highest tally, 81 percent. Current party of governor States with electionsElections will be held this year in 26 of the 33 states with Republican governors, nine of the 16 states with Democratic governors, and the one state (Alaska) with an independent governor.   Election forecast The most recent projection by Fivethirtyeight.com shows th...
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Montana Senate, House candidates press toward finish line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Candidates for Montana’s closely-contested U.S. Senate race face a grim reality as they press toward Tuesday’s finish: There’s a dwindling pool of voters left after large numbers already cast their ballots before Election Day. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester is facing another stiff re-election challenge after President Donald Trump made an unprecedented […]
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Non Sequiturs: 11.04.18

* A fun bit of trivia (via Adam Feldman): which Supreme Court justice cites law review articles most often? (Hint: he does so a lot in dissent.) [Empirical SCOTUS] * Charles Glasser argues that Senator Claire McCaskill -- who's in a tough reelection fight against a former SCOTUS clerk, Josh Hawley -- advocates a move that "represents a clear and present danger to investigative journalism." [Daily Caller] * It's helpful to Josh Hawley that President Donald Trump is so popular in Missouri -- eve...
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Barack Obama: 'I earned this gray hair'

While campaigning in Gary, Indiana, former President Barack Obama gave credit to Democrats for the growth of the economy after the 2008 financial crisis.
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Candidate chides “SNL’s” Pete Davidson over eyepatch joke

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas Republican congressional candidate has chided “Saturday Night Live” comic Pete Davidson for poking fun of the eyepatch he wears because he was badly wounded during his third tour in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL. Davidson said during Saturday’s “Weekend Update” segment that Dan Crenshaw, whose photo was displayed, was “kinda […]
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Kemp cites voter database hacking attempt, gives no evidence

ATLANTA (AP) — The office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is also the Republican gubernatorial nominee, said Sunday it is investigating the state Democratic Party in connection with an alleged attempt to hack Georgia’s online voter database, which is used to check in voters at polling places in the midterm elections. The statement […]
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Georgia GOP candidate seeks hacking probe, gives no evidence

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia secretary of state’s office, which is run by Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, says it is investigating an attempted hack of the state’s online voter database that will be used at polling places for Tuesday’s election. The statement from Kemp’s office says it is investigating the state Democratic Party in […]
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"Trump’s use of Air Force One is raising questions about the ethics and protocol of using a military asset for political purposes."

"But ethics experts said there is no law preventing Trump from campaigning within view of the plane. And they note that the president, as well as the vice president, is exempt from the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity. 'It’s a question of appearance,' said Richard W. Painter, ethics czar in the Bush White House and an outspoken critic of Trump’s ethics practices. 'It’s highly inappropriate, but there’s nobody who can go sanction him for standing in fron...
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DNC chair says Ellison accuser got fair, full investigation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee says “a fair and full investigation” was given to a woman who levied domestic abuse allegations against DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison, a congressman now in a tight race for Minnesota attorney general. Tom Perez was asked Sunday on CNN’s “State of the […]
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