Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns
Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Searing images of children detained at the southern border are roiling politics ahead of midterm elections.

Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP
Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

Ted Cruz initially defended the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, but has since staged an about-face and proposed his own bill ending immigrant family separation.

The Latest: Trump's campaign manager wants Sessions fired
The Latest: Trump's campaign manager wants Sessions fired

President Donald Trump's campaign manager is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be dismissed.

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents
New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

Calls mount for Trump to end family separations ahead of meeting with House Republicans.

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data
Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive data of thousands of Kansas voters.

The Latest: Western electric grid bill clears hurdle
The Latest: Western electric grid bill clears hurdle

A California Senate panel has narrowly advanced a contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states.

Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop
Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

The Kansas Democratic Party is calling for its lone candidate for state attorney general to drop out of the race because of a poster in her law office showing the superhero Wonder Woman pulling a lasso around a police officer's neck.

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering
High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

The Supreme Court's decision to avoid a definitive ruling about partisan gerrymandering shifts the focus to other states, most notably North Carolina.

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states
Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

Voters in a number of states will be deciding this year whether to change the redistricting process for congressional and state legislative seats, to make the process less partisan.

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election
Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Uncertainty looms over Colombia's fragile peace deal with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it tries to emerge from decades of bloody conflict.

Turkey: 30,000 Syrians eligible to vote on Sunday
Turkey: 30,000 Syrians eligible to vote on Sunday

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is quoted as saying that some 30,000 Syrians who acquired Turkish nationality are eligible to l vote in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections.

Pakistani authorities bar Musharraf from July polls
Pakistani authorities bar Musharraf from July polls

Pakistan's elections oversight body has rejected nomination papers of former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf, barring him from running for office in elections to be held next month.

North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town's votes
North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town's votes

The man believed to be North Dakota's oldest mayor breezed to another term in Tuesday's election, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout.

Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote
Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process.

Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor
Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor

A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley over allegations of play to play that involve a past top donor.

Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts
Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court
States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court

Gerrymandering has led to court fights in a number of states.

Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote
Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights.

Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller
Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller

President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller.

The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect
The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee disagrees with a report from the Justice Department's inspector general that said the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated.

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe
Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

Giuliani says Trump might pardon former campaign chairman, others ensnared in Russia investigation once special counsel's work ends.

Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats
Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin.

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion
In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys.

AP Explains: Who and what are behind Germany's govt crisis?
AP Explains: Who and what are behind Germany's govt crisis?

Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, and only took office after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives.

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration
Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans, and it's fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November.

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading
Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness diverse electorate around the country.

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital
Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people.

Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison
Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison

Turkey's state broadcaster has aired a campaign speech by a jailed presidential candidate, who urged voters to prevent "one-man regime" of incumbent Erdogan.

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe
Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel's work is finished.

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election
Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

Voters in Colombia head to the polls Sunday to choose a leftist former guerrilla or a young conservative lawmaker to lead the nation as it implements a still fragile peace accord.

The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leader
The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leader

Colombia election results show Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, is poised to become the country's next president.

Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views
Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election.

Arizona Republicans brush off talk about McCain Senate seat
Arizona Republicans brush off talk about McCain Senate seat

Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis.

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort jailed ahead of trial
Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort jailed ahead of trial

Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to jail after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Both Trump, critics find things to like in watchdog report
Both Trump, critics find things to like in watchdog report

President Donald Trump and his critics are each cherry picking what they want to see from the findings of a Justice Department watchdog report.

AP Explains: How Colombia's presidential vote affects peace
AP Explains: How Colombia's presidential vote affects peace

In 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace deal that ended five decades of guerrilla war.

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race
Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

Gustavo Petro began his ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar.

FBI report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe
FBI report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe

FBI report says anti-Trump texts "cast a cloud" over Clinton investigation, sullied FBI's reputation.

Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort jailed ahead of trial
Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort jailed ahead of trial

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail.

Democrats set earlier 2020 convention date
Democrats set earlier 2020 convention date

Democrats have set their 2020 presidential nominating convention for the middle of July, but they have not decided where.

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial
Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail after new charges were filed against him and a federal judge revoked his house arrest.

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics
Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test. President Donald Trump and his critics are each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the pro.

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race
Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

Walmart heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a leading candidate was secretly recorded saying that he backed favorable school choice laws in the state in order to get campaign money from the Walton family's non-profit foundation.

The Latest: Sessions to deal with 'any problems' in FBI
The Latest: Sessions to deal with 'any problems' in FBI

FBI report says anti-Trump texts "cast a cloud" over Clinton investigation, sullied FBI's reputation.

Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias
Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias

An inspector general report condemning the FBI's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation blasts former FBI Director James Comey but denies total vindication to the president who fired him.

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