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November 08, 2017 - 1:33 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- As Democrats celebrated sweeping victories in state and local races across the United States Tuesday, at least one Republican was immediately ready to evaluate what went wrong for the party on Election Day, a year after the GOP captured the White House and maintained control of both...
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November 08, 2017 - 3:20 am
(NEW YORK ) -- Democrat Danica Roem beat Republican incumbent Bob Marshall, in Tuesday's election in the northern Virginia district. Roem is the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. Marshall has served in the House since 1992 and has been a lightning rod for...
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November 07, 2017 - 9:59 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Pushback against President Donald Trump helped lift Democrats to governorships in the two highest-profile U.S. elections since the 2016 presidential contest. Phil Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, is projected to win New Jersey's gubernatorial election, based on ABC News...
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November 07, 2017 - 9:27 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Democrats are projected to score a pair of major gubernatorial victories Tuesday, based on ABC News' analysis of the exit poll and analysis of the vote, landing new governors in New Jersey and Virginia as they attempted to showcase party resilience one year after President Donald...
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November 07, 2017 - 8:55 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature defeated her conservative Republican opponent in a closely watched Virginia election. In a historic bid, Democrat Danica Roem beat Republican incumbent Bob Marshall, one of Virginia's most socially...
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November 07, 2017 - 5:45 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page told the House Intelligence Committee last week that he alerted several top Trump campaign officials about a planned trip to Moscow in July of 2016, and notified others when he returned. Page said he informed campaign adviser J.D...
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November 07, 2017 - 4:28 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A Trump administration nominee for a top Pentagon job told Congress on Tuesday that it's "insane" civilians can buy semiautomatic assault rifles — like the type used in Sunday's deadly church shooting in Texas. "I'd also like to — and I may get in trouble with other members of the...
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November 07, 2017 - 11:02 am
(SEOUL) -- As voters headed to the polls Tuesday in Virginia's gubernatorial race, President Trump called the Democratic candidate -- who served as a U.S. Army medic for eight years -- "weak on our great veterans." "Ralph Northam will allow crime to be rampant in Virginia. He’s weak on crime, weak...
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November 07, 2017 - 10:06 am
(WASHINGTON) -- A longtime aide to President Donald Trump, who followed the businessman-turned-president from New York City to the White House, is expected on Capitol Hill Tuesday to face questions from congressional Russia investigators. Keith Schiller, who served as Trump’s director of Oval...
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November 07, 2017 - 3:48 am
(NEW YORK) -- President Trump said Tuesday that new gun laws would have made "no difference" in preventing the massacre at a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 people dead. Trump was asked during a press conference in South Korea about his recent comments calling for "extreme...
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