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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. The wife of Johnson, who killed himself in 2017 after facing sexual assault allegations, has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement. Votes on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in this rural Kentucky House district just south of Louisville voted to replace Rebecca Johnson with Linda Belcher, a retired teacher and former Democratic state lawmaker who lost to Dan Johnson by less than 200 votes in 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
February 20, 2018 - 9:23 pm
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 20, 2018 - 6:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Encouraged by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them. Republican...
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The court overturned the existing boundaries in a gerrymandering case.
February 20, 2018 - 2:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Federal and state Republican Party officials are expected to sue to contest a Pennsylvania court's redrawing of the state's 18 congressional districts. The National Republican Congressional Committee...
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The court overturned the existing boundaries in a gerrymandering case.
February 19, 2018 - 11:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court imposed a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can stop it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's 18...
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The court overturned the existing boundaries in a gerrymandering case.
February 19, 2018 - 8:05 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's congressional gerrymandering case (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Independent analysts say Pennsylvania's new court-ordered map of congressional districts should improve Democratic prospects but the map still favors Republicans as a whole. An...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island state senator under investigation by state police since January was arrested Friday on charges of video voyeurism and extortion. Republican Sen. Nicholas Kettle faces one count of video voyeurism brought by state police for sending pictures of his ex-...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Republican Party's executive director says he alone was responsible for running an anonymous website that published articles Democrats say slandered their unsuccessful local candidate. The state ethics commission's staff on Friday said GOP Executive Director Jason...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. It's deadline day in Pennsylvania's gerrymandering case for Democratic Gov. Wolf and others to submit maps of new congressional district boundaries that they want the state's Supreme Court to adopt. The midnight deadline Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, gives justices four more days to impose new boundaries, just three months before Pennsylvania's primary elections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 16, 2018 - 12:19 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's congressional gerrymandering case (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is submitting a map he's proposing to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional districts, releasing it minutes before the court-ordered midnight deadline in a high...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:13 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic win in a Florida statehouse district that's firmly Republican is being called a bellwether for national politics, a referendum of sorts on President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda. On Tuesday, in Florida's House District 72 — a district that...
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