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Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump’s grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates … Continue reading Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

NEW YORK | Another socialist victory: Salazar wins NY Senate primary

NEW YORK  — Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life Thursday to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn while voters throughout the state punished a group of incumbent Democratic legislators they perceived as too friendly to Republicans. Salazar, a 27-year-old first-time candidate, handily defeated eight-term incumbent … Continue reading NEW YORK | Another socialist victory: Salazar wins NY Senate primary

NEW YORK | The Latest: NY AG congratulates Dems running to replace her

NEW YORK — The Latest on New York’s Democratic primary (all times local): 9 p.m. The polls have closed in New York, where Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to fend off a challenge from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in the nation’s last primary before Election Day. Results coming in Thursday night will show … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: NY AG congratulates Dems running to replace her

THE EVERGLADES, Fla. | Florida gov hopeful in Everglades airboat, talks environment

THE EVERGLADES, Fla.— Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis toured a section of the Everglades by airboat with a famed alligator wrestler Wednesday, seeking to broaden his voter appeal while vowing to combat the state’s top environmental woes. Former state wildlife commissioner, businessman and famed alligator wrestler “Alligator Ron” Bergeron served as the candidate’s guide. … Continue reading THE EVERGLADES, Fla. | Florida gov hopeful in Everglades airboat, talks environment

CONCORD, N.H. | The other New Hampshire primary: State races on tap Tuesday

CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire, which prides itself on going first in presidential primaries, is among the stragglers for state primaries. Just eight weeks before the general election, voters on Tuesday will pick nominees for an open Congressional seat in a sought-after swing district, a Republican challenger in the other district and a Democratic opponent for … Continue reading CONCORD, N.H. | The other New Hampshire primary: State races on tap Tuesday

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Republicans: Kavanaugh need not forecast rulings

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Republicans are invoking Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to make the case that Brett Kavanaugh should decline to say how he might vote on any particular case. Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley referred to the so-called … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Republicans: Kavanaugh need not forecast rulings

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh hearing begins with partisan rancor

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 9 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says the court “must never, never be viewed as a partisan institution.” But his argument came at the end of a marathon day marked by rancorous exchanges between Democrats and Republicans. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh hearing begins with partisan rancor

WASHINGTON | Twitter CEO says company isn’t biased, wants healthy debate

WASHINGTON — Twitter’s CEO says the company isn’t biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. In prepared testimony released before a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: “Twitter does not use political ideology to make … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Twitter CEO says company isn’t biased, wants healthy debate