Government and politics

First lady Melania Trump observes a language class at Chipala Primary School, in Lilongwe, Malawi, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Melania Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 05, 2018 - 2:04 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Melania Trump is visiting a national park in Kenya to highlight animal conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady arrived at Nairobi National Park on Friday to learn about steps the east African nation is taking to conserve elephants and rhinos. She'll also go on a quick safari...
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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at near sunset in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 05, 2018 - 2:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that have divided the nation. The 53-year-old judge...
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U.S. Supreme Court Police Department officers stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 04, 2018 - 10:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh acknowledged Thursday he "might have been too emotional" when testifying about sexual misconduct allegations as he made a final bid to win over wavering GOP senators on the eve of a crucial vote to advance his confirmation. Three GOP senators...
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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. Trump was kicking off an 8-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates entering the midterm campaign's final weekend. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 9:33 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall. Speaking before a cheering crowd at a...
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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. Trump was kicking off an 8-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates entering the midterm campaign's final weekend. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 8:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Democrats of "rage-fueled resistance" in the battle over his Supreme Court nominee, seeking Thursday to use the blistering nomination process to motivate Republican voters in Minnesota. Speaking at a packed civic center in Rochester, Trump praised...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is acknowledging he "might have been too emotional" in Senate testimony but says he can be counted on to be an "even-keeled" judge. Kavanaugh said Thursday in an op-...
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October 04, 2018 - 7:09 pm
With a month to go until midterm elections, the Federal Election Commission is issuing new guidance related to the flow of untraceable campaign cash to so-called "dark money" groups. It's a response to a recent court decision that found the agency improperly allowed "social welfare" nonprofits to...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks about the FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 04, 2018 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pair of undeclared Republican senators accepted a confidential new FBI report into sex-abuse allegations against Brett Kavanaugh Thursday as "thorough," bolstering GOP hopes for confirmation as the Senate plunged toward showdown votes on President Donald Trump's embattled...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with supporters after arriving on Air Force One at Minneapolis- Saint Paul International Airport for a fundraiser, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 5:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump aimed to boost Republican congressional candidates in Minnesota Thursday, as the GOP hopes to fend off a Democratic effort to recapture the House of Representatives. Trump landed in Minneapolis in the afternoon and headed to a fundraiser. He was set to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., speaks at the Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner in Lexington, Ky. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the country’s devastating opioid addiction. But the bill, which President Donald Trump said he will sign into law, has political implications. “We’ve been working on this a lot longer than this campaign season,” Barr said. “It’s an example of us getting results.” (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
October 04, 2018 - 5:39 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the devastating opioid addiction across the country. But the Support for Patients and Communities Act, which President Donald Trump said he would sign into law...
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