BILL BARROW

Takeaways from Mississippi's Senate runoff

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory in Mississippi's Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state.

Nov. 28, 2018 10:54 PM EST
In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting rights advocate

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black female governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage.

Nov. 19, 2018 9:41 AM EST
In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage.

Nov. 17, 2018 3:01 PM EST
Abrams ends Georgia governor bid; says she'll file lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor's race on Friday, but pledged to fight the former secretary of state's "gross mismanagement" of the elections with a federal lawsuit.

Nov. 16, 2018 6:32 PM EST
Abrams vows to wait until all Georgia governor votes counted

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams saying ballots remain to be counted in her fierce battle with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries to become the first black woman elected governor in the U.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:41 AM EST
Obama urges Georgia voters to elect Stacey Abrams governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama urged Georgia voters on Friday to elect Stacey Abrams governor as a way to counter divisiveness and help keep Republicans from dismantling much of his legacy.

Nov. 3, 2018 1:27 AM EDT
States' early turnout setting records ahead of Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump's term.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:35 AM EDT
States setting early turnout records ahead of Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump's term.

Nov. 2, 2018 8:26 PM EDT
Oprah, Pence offer competing visions of 'Georgia values'

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election.

Nov. 1, 2018 7:44 PM EDT
Oprah, Trump, Obama: Georgia's star-studded closing act

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is bringing her star power to one of the nation's hottest governor's races, even as President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama try to put their imprint on the Georgia election.

Oct. 31, 2018 9:40 PM EDT
Jimmy Carter: To beat Trump, Dems cannot scare off moderates

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don't go too far to the left.

Sep. 13, 2018 3:22 AM EDT
Jimmy Carter cautions Democrats not to scare off moderates

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don't go too far to the left.

Sep. 12, 2018 12:40 AM EDT
Democratic Party transforming as it searches for leaders

BOSTON (AP) — When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left.

Sep. 6, 2018 12:40 AM EDT
Inside the makeover of the Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic makeover is in full swing.With just a few primaries remaining before the decisive midterm elections in November, voters have dramatically reshaped the Democratic Party to become younger, more diverse and unquestionably liberal.

Sep. 5, 2018 6:31 PM EDT
Democrats seek deal on insiders' role in picking nominee

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats are on the cusp of overhauling how they pick a White House nominee, but not without one final public fight over whether to curtail the high-profile role played by party insiders, a major source of ill will in the 2016 race.

Aug. 25, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
Democrats seek to keep focus on corruption, not impeachment

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats aren't ready to embrace the I-word.A day after separate legal hammers dropped nearly simultaneously on two former members of President Donald Trump's inner circle, Democrats in Washington and across the country faced a delicate balance as they sought to take political advantage of his growing troubles without alienating moderates and independents turned off by talk of impeachment.

Aug. 23, 2018 11:43 AM EDT
Attempt to break into Democratic Party voter data thwarted

CHICAGO (AP) — An attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee's massive voter database has been thwarted, a party official said Wednesday, two years after Russian operatives sent the party into disarray by hacking into its computers and facilitating the release of tens of thousands of emails amid the presidential election.

Aug. 22, 2018 6:34 PM EDT
AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November.

Aug. 11, 2018 12:25 AM EDT
AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November.

Aug. 10, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
Warren at black university: Criminal justice system 'racist'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist .

Aug. 3, 2018 9:54 PM EDT
Georgia governor's matchup sets a battle for the middle

ATLANTA (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground state.

Jul. 25, 2018 9:37 PM EDT
Trump-backed candidate Kemp wins Georgia GOP governor runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Donald Trump's White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor.

Jul. 25, 2018 12:28 AM EDT
Some Democrats with eye on 2020: 'Abolish ICE'

ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 have sought to bolster their progressive credentials by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency.

Jun. 30, 2018 1:18 PM EDT
New rallying call for 2020 Democrats: 'Abolish ICE'

ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency.

Jun. 29, 2018 5:03 PM EDT
Kennedy retirement guaranteed to ratchet up midterm rhetoric

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this.Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing summer of charged rhetoric that could touch on virtually every hot-button social and cultural issue in American politics.

Jun. 28, 2018 12:59 AM EDT
Kennedy's retirement roils election-year landscape

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this.Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing summer of charged rhetoric that could touch on virtually every hot-button social and cultural issue in American politics.

Jun. 27, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

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