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Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his

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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

By Andy Sullivan and Letitia Stein (Reuters) - Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S.

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Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in

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U.S. House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S.

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Supreme Court to hear census citizenship question dispute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by a group of states to the contentious decision by

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House ethics panel censures two lawmakers in misconduct probes

By Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Ethics Committee on Friday censured one lawmaker for sexually harassing women and another for mishandling accusations of

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Brenda Snipes, embattled Broward County election official, to resign, report says

Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida's Broward County, has submitted her resignation, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Sunday.

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After dramatic recounts, most Florida offices belong to Republicans

With races for U.S. Senate and governor finally decided over the weekend, the Sunshine State’s latest recount drama since Election Day only adds to its reputation for bungling elections. To much of the world, vote-counting confusion is as authentically Florida as jam-packed theme parks, alligators on golf courses and the ubiquity of Pitbull (the Miami rapper, not the dog).

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Defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams won't call Brian Kemp legitimate Georgia gov-elect

Defeated Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams, who conceded her defeat to Republican Brian Kemp last week, on Sunday refused to call Kemp the legitimate governor-elect and said democracy had "failed" in the state.

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Trump says 'I don't want to hear the tape' of purported Khashoggi killing

President Trump told Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday that there was "no reason" for him to hear a tape recording purported to be of the murder of Saudi activist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate last month. 

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Sonia Sotomayor: Brett Kavanaugh is part of Supreme Court ‘family’

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh is part of the Supreme Court “family” who she will judge based on his work and not by what occurred during his controversial confirmation process.

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Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott after manual recount

Florida’s long-time Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded to Republican challenger Rick Scott Sunday, drawing the hotly contested race to represent the Sunshine State to a close after 12 days of legal wrangling.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misdirection on Calif fires, climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going too far in assigning most of the blame for California's devastating wildfires on the state's forest management.

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Harry Reid's political machine keeps humming in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run.

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In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting-rights advocate

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black female governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage.

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As Florida recount ends, Sen. Nelson concedes race to Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday after a bruising recount left Nelson thousands of votes short of the outgoing governor.

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The Latest: Embattled Florida elections official to resign

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A local media report says an embattled county elections official in Florida will be resigning early next year.

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Another House win caps Democratic rout in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.

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With a 6th Seat Flipped, Calif. Dems Cement a Rout in House

Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held US House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state's 39th District seat....

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Trump Grades Himself: 'A+ ... Can I Go Higher Than That?'

President Trump sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday for an interview that ranged from CNN reporter Jim Acosta to the midterms and his own job performance. With regard to the latter, "I think I’m doing a great job. We have the best economy we’ve ever had. We’re...

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Florida's Gillum Decides on Race for Governor

Andrew Gillum has ended his race for Florida governor, Time reports. In a Facebook video, the Democrat conceded the race Saturday after finding himself 30,000 votes behind Republican Ron DeSantis in a legally mandated machine recount. DeSantis' margin was above the 0.25 percentage points required for a manual...

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Abrams Ends Georgia Bid With Fiery Parting Shot

It's over in Georgia: Stacey Abrams called a press conference Friday to acknowledge that Republican Brian Kemp will be the state's next governor, reports Politico . But Abrams made clear that she thinks Kemp, who oversaw the election as secretary of state, is guilty of foul play. "To watch an elected...

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A Single Vote Puts Candidate Into Office

Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker, and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she requested an absentee ballot by mail and sent it in weeks ahead...

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Trump Says Former Coal Lobbyist Will Be Next EPA Head

President Trump says he will nominate Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the EPA, an agency that Wheeler has led on an interim basis since July, The Hill reports. “He’s done a fantastic job,” Trump said Friday when making the announcement during a White House ceremony honoring Medal...

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