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Sanders backers look to sway Democratic politics from inside

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe Bernie Sanders can change politics from the inside.The Vermont senator's loyalists helped engineer a show of political muscle in Democratic Party elections in California last week, months after Sanders promised that the populist political movement he inspired would endure beyond his failed 2016 presidential campaign.

Jan. 13, 2017 4:44 PM EST
Correction: Campaign 2016-Undecided Voters story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a Nov. 4, 2016, story about undecided voters in the U.S. presidential election, The Associated Press, citing information provided by New York comedian Dan Nainan, erroneously reported his age.

Jan. 12, 2017 11:30 AM EST
Dems question Carson's qualifications to be housing chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Ben Carson's celebrated career as a neurosurgeon leaves no doubt about his medical credentials, his lack of experience in government and public policy are raising questions about his qualification to serve as housing secretary.

Jan. 12, 2017 8:48 AM EST
The Latest: Tillerson says Putin would have known of hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):10:38 a.m.Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, says it's a "fair assumption" Russian President Vladimir Putin knew about Moscow's meddling in America's 2016 presidential election.

Jan. 11, 2017 10:42 AM EST
US move to secure election systems meets criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-minute decision by the Obama administration to designate election systems as critical infrastructure drew intense criticism from state and federal elections organizations on Monday.

Jan. 9, 2017 5:46 PM EST
US designates election infrastructure as 'critical'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that's "vital to our national interests," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he's designating U.

Jan. 6, 2017 8:21 PM EST
Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking

HONOLULU (AP) — In a sweeping response to election hacking and other meddlesome behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and closed down two Russian-owned compounds in the U.

Dec. 29, 2016 3:45 PM EST
Progress and struggles reflect in top race headlines of 2016

Of the many events marking the closing year of Barack Obama's time as the nation's first black president, none had deeper resonance than his opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall.

Dec. 29, 2016 10:41 AM EST