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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke didn't turn Texas blue, but for the first time in decades, it's looking much less red. Texas has long been a laboratory of conservatism. But cracks in the GOP's supremacy are emerging. The results could reverberate nationally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 09, 2018 - 9:08 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke didn't turn Texas blue. But for the first time in decades, it's looking much less red. The midterm elections in Texas ousted a Republican who carried a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, drove out a GOP lawmaker who called federal immigration agents on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., answers a question during his appearance with the Public Policy Institute of California, in Sacramento, Calif. Republicans lost their majority in this week's midterm elections, and conservatives are blaming the GOP establishment and angling for changes. McCarthy burned up the phone lines Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, shoring up his support. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 08, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Nancy Pelosi wrangles votes in her bid for House speaker, another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side, where Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority. Republicans lost the House...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi says she's confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the House next year and that she is the best person for the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 08, 2018 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi says she's confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the House next year and that she is the best person for the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 08, 2018 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach...
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Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., watches election returns in her race for the U.S. Senate with former Gov. Phil Bredesen Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
November 08, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A wide-ranging electoral survey has found Tennessee's women voters were split on electing Republican Marsha Blackburn as the state's first female U.S. senator. Their age often shaped their preference. Those 45 and older favored Blackburn by 9 percentage points, while women...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the Democrats gaining control of the House in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election, Neal is poised to become chairman of the committee. He said Wednesday that the powerful committee would likely ask for President Donald Trump's tax returns. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 08, 2018 - 11:00 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Democratic lawmaker poised to lead the powerful tax-writing committee in the U.S. House said he would consider President Donald Trump's proposal for a middle-income tax cut, but only if there are adjustments on tax rates for top income earners. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal,...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp speaks with supporters after a long election night in Athens, Ga., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 8:34 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing in one of the nation's marquee midterm races. As the state's top election official...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is photographed in Washington. House Democrats are prepared to use their majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that Donald Trump is using his presidency to enrich himself. Democrats hope there is a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump’s foreign licensing deals and Trump ties to lobbyists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 08, 2018 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their new majority and subpoena power to go after financial records that could back up their claims that he's using his...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 07, 2018 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged Wednesday as President Donald Trump's preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority. The Democratic leader is...
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Governor-elect Tony Evers, left, and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes, right, with pillows found on the tour of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. State Rep-elect Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) is right. On Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018 Governor-elect Tony Evers, and Lt. Governor elect Mandela Barnes took a tour of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald...
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