National elections

Diane Rwigara, the country's most prominent opposition figure, is hugged by a wellwisher after being acquitted of charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, at the high court in Kigali, Rwanda Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted Rwigara of all charges, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. (AP Photo)
December 06, 2018 - 1:32 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. Diane Rwigara's case has...
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New Hampshire Secretary of State William M. Gardner walks down a hall at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Concord, N.H. In New Hampshire's secretary of state race that could affect the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary standing, lawmakers are going to decide whether to re-elect their longtime veteran Gardner or a challenger younger than the 42 years he's served. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 05, 2018 - 4:28 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With loud cheers and applause, New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected their veteran secretary of state and guardian of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary after two rounds of close votes. Legislators voted to keep Bill Gardner, the nation's longest-serving...
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Former Sen. Bob Dole salutes the flag-draped casket containing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 04, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. The National Republican Congressional Committee said Tuesday that it was hit with a "cyber intrusion" during the 2018 midterm campaigns and has reported the breach to the FBI. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
December 04, 2018 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Republican Congressional Committee said Tuesday that it was hit with a "cyber intrusion" during the 2018 midterm campaigns and has reported the breach to the FBI. The committee provided few details about the incident, but said the intrusion was conducted by an "...
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference after touring the Paulson Electric Company, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
December 04, 2018 - 2:28 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Iowa Tuesday he would do everything he can to make climate change the defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating campaign, despite resistance in regions of the country his party would likely...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner is shown in a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Manchester, NH. Lawmakers will decide on Wednesday whether to re-elect Bill Gardner as secretary of state, which oversees elections in New Hampshire. Gardner has held the position for 42 years, fiercely protecting New Hampshire’s place on the primary calendar from other states that want the attention _ and money _ that comes along with being one of the first states to vote for president. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)
December 04, 2018 - 11:32 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire might celebrate 100 years of holding the nation's earliest presidential primary in 2020 without the man long credited with protecting the state's coveted position. If Bill Gardner is ousted this week after 42 years on the job, some worry the state's ability to...
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People gather to protest outside a lame-duck session of the Joint Finance Committee at the Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Wisconsin Republicans moved quickly Monday with a rare lame-duck session that would change the 2020 presidential primary date and make sweeping changes to the duties of the governor and attorney general's offices. (Mark Hoffmanf/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 5:47 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Still stinging from an election loss, Wisconsin Republicans on Monday tried to push through measures that would weaken the incoming Democratic administration and allow outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to make one last major mark on the state's political landscape after his...
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December 03, 2018 - 9:57 am
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is beginning a final tour of potential 2020 convention cities as he tries to give his party its best shot at toppling President Donald Trump. The DNC chairman, who already has set the 2020 convention for July 13-16, is expected in early 2019 to...
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In this Nov. 27, 2018, photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance' in Washington. Sanders is poised to become a dominant force in the Democratic Party’s next presidential primary election should he run. But with his liberal ideology taking hold in the Democratic mainstream, there are signs of cracks in his political base _ even in his own backyard _ as Sanders’ loyalists begin to size up the large number of presidential prospects aligned with their party’s far-left wing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 03, 2018 - 1:16 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1990 file photo, President George H.W. Bush is greeted by Saudi troops and others as he arrives in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for a Thanksgiving visit. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 01, 2018 - 2:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a single term...
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