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John Whitesides

Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for 'abuses of power,' urges Democrats to vote

Sep 08 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration's "abuses of power" and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November's elections. | Video

Liberal Democrat and Trump-backed Republican to face off for Florida governor

Aug 29 2018

Liberal mayor Andrew Gillum pulled off a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Florida governor on Tuesday, beating several better-funded rivals to set up a November showdown against a Republican aligned with President Donald Trump. | Video

Democrats seek to make Republican scandals an election issue

Aug 22 2018

WASHINGTON Democrats accused congressional Republicans on Wednesday of enabling a growing culture of corruption under U.S. President Donald Trump and planned to use the issue to bolster their push to retake control of Congress in November's elections.

Fundraise or 'look for a job,' Republicans warn after close election races

Aug 08 2018

As Republican candidates backed by President Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, nervousness grew in Republican circles about their ability to continue extending millions of dollars in aid to candidates in November's Congressional elections. | Video

Trump-backed Republican clings to narrow lead in U.S. House race in Ohio

Aug 08 2018

A Republican clung to a narrow lead in a hotly contested U.S. House of Representatives race in Ohio late on Tuesday, holding off a strong challenge in the reliably Republican district after a late show of support from President Donald Trump. | Video

Explainer: Key U.S. election matchups at stake in final big nominating contests

Aug 05 2018

WASHINGTON The campaign for control of the U.S. Congress and key governor's offices reaches a critical juncture in August, the last big month for party nominating contests as voters in 14 states pick candidates for November's midterm elections.

Obama dips into midterm election with first endorsements

Aug 01 2018

WASHINGTON Former U.S. President Barack Obama dipped into November's midterm election fight for the first time on Wednesday, endorsing 81 Democrats in 14 states with a focus on young, diverse candidates and lower-level races.

Alabama Republican who once spurned Trump wins runoff election

Jul 18 2018

U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has decisively won a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia

Jul 17 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

Jul 05 2018

WASHINGTON Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who had been lauded by President Donald Trump for his aggressive efforts to roll back environmental regulations, resigned on Thursday under heavy fire for a series of ethics-related controversies. | Video

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