Presidential elections

January 18, 2018 - 12:11 pm
President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged "total support" for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state. However, the White House later corrected Trump's tweet to say...
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January 18, 2018 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The White House says that, despite the president's tweet, he is not going to Pennsylvania Thursday to campaign for a congressional candidate there. President Donald Trump tweeted earlier...
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In this Oct. 13, 2017, filephoto, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 18, 2018 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxillia, right, leave after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June 2018, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 18, 2018 - 8:21 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took power from longtime ruler Robert Mugabe with the military's help in November, and this...
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2018 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope that a compromise with Congress on the thorny issue is...
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President Donald Trump, center and Vice President Mike Pence watch during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Senator Bob Dole on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 17, 2018 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name. The two shared a stage under the Capitol dome Wednesday as Dole, 94, accepted Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for...
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In this Feb. 28, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., gestures on Capitol Hill, before his address to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 17, 2018 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this...
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January 16, 2018 - 2:47 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ruled himself out of the race for former Democratic Sen. Al Franken's seat on Tuesday, handing Washington Republicans their latest setback in recruiting top-tier candidates in the potentially bruising midterm elections. The two-term governor...
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Graphic shows average job approval ratings for U.S. presidents in the first year of office; 2c x 7 inches; 96.3 mm x 177 mm;
January 16, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. That's according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo. the U.S. Capitol in the early morning in Washington. Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump’s persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and could deliver a shattering blow to the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president. The number...
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