National elections

In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford smiles as he talks with customers at the Puritan Backroom restaurant, during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. The three candidates running against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary aren’t likely to make major donors swoon, as fears of retribution from Trump’s orbit and an unwillingness to contribute to a losing effort are coupled with concerns about how to shape the GOP once Trump leaves the White House. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 01, 2019 - 5:19 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the most prominent primary challenger to President Donald Trump, has said he won't solicit contributions from his longtime donor base until he's "proven a measure of electoral success." Bill Kristol has yet to fully activate a super PAC aimed at hurting Trump's...
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Demonstrators who had gathered to protest lawmakers pushing forward a vote to select an almost-full slate of new magistrates to the Constitutional Tribunal, celebrate after President Martin Vizcarra dissolved the legislature in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Lawmakers were pushing forward the vote despite Vizcarra's warning that the move threatens his fight against corruption and that he would dissolve the opposition-controlled legislature. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
September 30, 2019 - 10:14 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra dissolved congress Monday, exercising seldom used executive powers to shut down the opposition-controlled legislature that he accuses of stonewalling attempts to curb widespread corruption. In a televised address, Vizcarra told the South American...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 30, 2019 - 7:08 pm
John Kerry got "Swift Boated" in 2004. For Hillary Clinton in 2016, it was her "damn emails." Remembering those failed Democratic presidential campaigns, Joe Biden is determined not to get "Ukrained" in 2020. Since a whistleblower report last week revealed that President Donald Trump asked...
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Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 30, 2019 - 4:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders. (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The U.N. special envoy for Syria says the convening of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria on Oct. 30 "should be a sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian...
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Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 30, 2019 - 12:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As Afghans await the results of a presidential election roiled by Taliban threats, the government used its platform at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday to tell the insurgents: "Join us in peace, or we will continue to fight." Afghanistan was not the only country sending a...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the Climate Forum at Georgetown University, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 30, 2019 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says he's hit the $1.7 million fundraising goal he set for his campaign about a week ago, ensuring he has enough money to continue his White House bid. Booker says on his website he's "proud of this grassroots team — thank you." The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a campaign event in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 29, 2019 - 7:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The need for affordable housing is gaining attention in the 2020 presidential campaign as Democrats step up with ideas to restrain prices. The issue hasn't dominated the campaign like health care or immigration has. But it represents the seeds of a growing debate as high rents and...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 photo, supporters of jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui chant for his freedom and carry posters which were provided to them by his campaign officials, in Nabeul, west of Tunis, Tunisia. The two final contenders for Tunisia's upcoming presidential runoff vote, pitches a professor who refuses to campaign, against a media mogul who can only campaign from his jail cell. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
September 29, 2019 - 4:39 am
NABEUL, Tunisia (AP) — The professor refuses to campaign for president and the prisoner cannot, yet both are running for Tunisia's highest office. Tunisian voters sent two political outsiders into the presidential runoff, forcing a choice between an obscure conservative law professor who believes...
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Anne Montgomery, mother of Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, poses on an "I Love South Bend" statue outside his campaign office in South Bend, Ind., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
September 28, 2019 - 12:36 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Several times a week, Anne Montgomery makes her way a few miles from her home to a fifth-floor office in downtown South Bend that teems with young adults working to elect her son president. She reads letters that bring back anxieties about being the mother of Pete Buttigieg...
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Afghan women wait for the a polling station to open in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)
September 28, 2019 - 11:49 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When...
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