National elections

January 14, 2019 - 2:35 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's neighbors are calling for a recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible chaos. The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put new pressure on President Joseph...
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Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, center, leaves the Philadelphie Missionary Center after attending Sunday Mass in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. President elect Felix Tshisekedi was also scheduled to attend the service, but cancelled. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 13, 2019 - 8:36 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, who is challenging his election loss in court, says the government deployed armed soldiers around his headquarters because of the ruling party's "desperation." Fayulu is legally challenging his defeat, saying that he won 61...
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Former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, center right, is embraced by his twin brother U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), center left, during an event where Julian Castro announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 12, 2019 - 9:55 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for "a crisis of leadership," former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Battle Born Progress Progressive Summit, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in North Las Vegas, Nev. Inslee pitched his record tackling climate change, gun control measures, raising the minimum wage and expanding paid family leave to Nevada progressive activists in the early presidential nominating state. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 12, 2019 - 2:31 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee...
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Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu receives the receipt after petitioning the constitutional court following his loss in the presidential elections in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Jan. 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of Congo's outgoing President Joseph Kabila has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the electoral commission announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was poised to file a court challenge alleging fraud. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 12, 2019 - 11:54 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring on Saturday that "you can't manufacture results behind closed doors." He could be risking more than the court's refusal. Congo's electoral...
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Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu receives the receipt after petitioning the constitutional court following his loss in the presidential elections in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Jan. 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of Congo's outgoing President Joseph Kabila has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the electoral commission announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was poised to file a court challenge alleging fraud. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Congo presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has arrived at the constitutional court to file a challenge to the election results, alleging fraud. The constitutional court has seven days to consider the...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, John Rakolta Jr., speaks at the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose for the job, Rakolta, hasn’t been approved by the Senate. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor News via AP)
January 12, 2019 - 12:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose for the job, John Rakolta Jr., hasn't been approved by the...
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Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly delivers a speech during a public session with opposition members, at a street in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress says that with the nation's backing he's ready to take on Nicolas Maduro's presidential powers and call new elections.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 11, 2019 - 7:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress said Friday that he is prepared to step into the nation's presidency temporarily to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere. National Assembly President...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, greets supporters in Honolulu. Gabbard has announced she’s running for president in 2020. The 37-year-old Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the week. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
January 11, 2019 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020. Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during the New York Senate debate hosted by WABC-TV, in New York. Multiple people tell The Associated Press that Gillibrand is looking at Troy, New York, as a potential headquarters for a 2020 presidential bid. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool, File)
January 11, 2019 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is moving aggressively toward an expected presidential bid, filling out key staff positions and nearing a choice on the location for a campaign headquarters, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. The New York Democrat is considering a...
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