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Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of

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Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump Justice Department appointment

By David Morgan and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump's appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional

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Democrats dig in for Florida recount battle, Trump sends lawyers

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor appeared headed to recounts on Friday as Republican leads narrowed, and President Donald Trump vowed to

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California-based appeals court has been thorn in Trump's side

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A liberal-leaning California-based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case

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Federal court asks how Sessions' ouster impacts lawsuit challenging Mueller

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court that is weighing a legal challenge to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's authority said Friday it wanted to know whether the sudden

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Trump jabs back at 'Mr. Kellyanne Conway,' an unusual critic

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday took a jab at a conservative lawyer whose critical tweets and editorials have attracted an outsized following because he

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Rick Scott insists he ‘won the election,’ as recount chaos keeps Florida races in suspense

Florida Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott insisted Monday he “won the election” while accusing incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of trying to “steal” the race from him, amid chaotic recounts in the sunshine state’s Senate and gubernatorial races.

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House Democrats reportedly preparing ‘subpoena cannon’ for Trump-related probes

Democrats, fresh off winning back control of the House last week, are preparing widespread investigations into President Trump’s life and work, as the president says he’s adopting a “warlike posture” in anticipation of the probes.

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Beto O'Rourke supporters encouraged to 'recycle' campaign signs for 2020

A local Texas Democratic party is encouraging Beto O’Rourke supporters to “recycle” their campaign signs – for a 2020 run.

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Trump plans to stop disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico: report

President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

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Abrams’ campaign files federal lawsuit in hopes to force runoff

Stacey Abrams' campaign on Sunday filed a federal lawsuit asking a judge to delay vote certifications in Georgia’s unsettled governor's race by one day and block counties from tossing some provisional and absentee ballots that may have minor mistakes on them.

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Michelle Obama says she stopped ‘trying to smile’ during 'misogynist' Trump’s inauguration

Michele Obama, the former first lady, said in an interview that aired Sunday that she "stopped even trying to smile" during President Trump inauguration and wondered in her new book why so many women rejected "an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their president."

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Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians.

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Military vet Ojeda announces 2020 presidential campaign

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A retired Army paratrooper and West Virginia lawmaker seeking to restore the Democratic Party's blue-collar roots chose Veterans Day to formalize his campaign for the presidency in 2020.

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Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's rhetoric on voter fraud is misleading

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing closely contested election races in Florida and Arizona, President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric regarding voting fraud.

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Democrats seek ways to protect Mueller probe from Whitaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe.

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Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.

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Florida Governor Wants to Impound Voting Machines

With an unprecedented double recount underway in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott is fighting to get state police involved. The Republican governor—who is clinging to a slim lead in his Senate race with Democratic rival Bill Nelson—filed lawsuits Sunday calling for elections officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties...

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Ariz. Democrat's Lead Is Now 'Insurmountable'

With more than 210,000 votes still to be counted in Arizona's Senate race, anything could still happen—but it's not looking promising for Republican candidate Martha McSally. According to an update released Sunday evening, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is now 32,640 votes ahead of McSally, with 49.1% of...

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White House: Cemetery Motorcade Would Have Disrupted Roads

Stung by criticism for not attending an event honoring US military dead , the White House says President Trump didn't want to disrupt Paris roadways for a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in northern France. Trump had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence Saturday at...

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Palm Beach County: No Way We Can Do This

After some early bumps, more than half of Florida's 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco, the AP reports. In Democratic-leaning Broward County, the scheduled start of the recount was delayed Sunday because of a problem...

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Conway: 'That's Not Altered. That's Sped Up'

Kellyanne Conway may have cleared up whether President Trump knows acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker—after Trump called Whitaker "a great guy" in October, made him acting AG last week, and claimed not to know him Friday , the Washington Post reports. "The president does know Matt Whitaker, has gotten to...

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Florida's Gillum Un-Concedes

Florida has begun an unprecedented recount —for both the governor and Senate races—and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is taking his previous concession to Ron DeSantis off the table, reports Politico . “I am replacing my words of concession in an unapologetic call that we count every vote,” said Gillum....

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