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Trump critic Hurd Keeps Texas US House Seat for Republicans

Trump critic Hurd Keeps Texas US House Seat for Republicans

By Paul J. Weber | Nov 20
Rep. Will Hurd, one of few Republican critics of President Donald Trump in Congress, narrowly won his re-election bid Monday in a sprawling Texas district that has been a perennial battleground.

Openly Gay Texas City Councilman Pushes Back at Recall Vote

Openly Gay Texas City Councilman Pushes Back at Recall Vote

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 19
For openly gay city councilman Cross Coburn, Nov. 6 wasn't an election day but rather a recall election, following an "anonymous" leak to city officials and the media of a private Grindr exchange. Now Coburn is pushing back.

House Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern California

House Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern California

By Michael R. Blood | Nov 18
Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.

GOP Legislatures Try to Curb Democratic Governors' Power

GOP Legislatures Try to Curb Democratic Governors' Power

By David Eggert | Nov 18
With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas.

1st Black Democratic Nominee for Florida Gov Gives Up Race

1st Black Democratic Nominee for Florida Gov Gives Up Race

By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington | Nov 18
Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday.

 Trump Administration Denies Reaching Conclusion on Khashoggi

Trump Administration Denies Reaching Conclusion on Khashoggi

By Deb Riechmann | Nov 17
The Trump administration denied on Saturday that it had reached a final determination about Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey was ordered by the kingdom's crown prince, according to a U.S. official has said.

Kemp Asks for Unity in Georgia as Abrams Promises Lawsuit

Kemp Asks for Unity in Georgia as Abrams Promises Lawsuit

By Bill Barrow and Russ Bynum | Nov 17
Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state's new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for "gross mismanagement."

Trump Says Written Responses Go to Mueller Team Next Week

Trump Says Written Responses Go to Mueller Team Next Week

By Jonathan Lemire | Nov 17
President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie.

New Black Officers, Court Officials Rethinking U.S. Policing

New Black Officers, Court Officials Rethinking U.S. Policing

By Jay Reeves | Nov 17
In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about getting tough on crime, Jefferson County's new sheriff ran and won on an alternative message.

Supreme Court Challenge Filed to Whitaker Appointment

Supreme Court Challenge Filed to Whitaker Appointment

Nov 17
A prominent Washington lawyer is leading an effort to lure the Supreme Court into the dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general.

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