2012 United States presidential election

President Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is retiring, during his meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 27, 2018 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Various civil rights groups are backing calls from Democratic lawmakers to hold off on a vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement until after the November elections. Vanita...
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As his wife Monica, left, looks on, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech in the Republican primary for Governor, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 1:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local): 1:30 a.m. It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but a bad night for incumbent Republicans who voted against a tax package earlier this year to fund a teacher pay raise...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Mitt Romney speaks with a group during a breakfast campaign stop in Green River, Utah. Romney's annual gathering of top Republicans, wealthy political donors and powerful business leaders kicks off Thursday, June 7 in the Utah ski town of Park City with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan among the expected attendees at a three-day event that comes just weeks ahead of Romney's primary election in his bid to win the U.S. Senate seat in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 08, 2018 - 12:54 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — He once called Donald Trump "a con man," but Mitt Romney is now predicting that Trump will "easily" win his party's presidential nomination in 2020 and "solidly" win a second term. The president, in turn, called Romney "a straight shooter." Romney, the GOP's failed 2012...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Mitt Romney speaks with a group during a breakfast campaign stop in Green River, Utah. Romney's annual gathering of top Republicans, wealthy political donors and powerful business leaders kicks off Thursday, June 7 in the Utah ski town of Park City with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan among the expected attendees at a three-day event that comes just weeks ahead of Romney's primary election in his bid to win the U.S. Senate seat in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 07, 2018 - 10:16 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — He once called Donald Trump "a con man," but Mitt Romney is predicting that Trump will "easily" win his party's presidential nomination in 2020 and "solidly" win a second term. Romney, the GOP's failed 2012 presidential nominee from Massachusetts, now a Republican Senate...
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May 11, 2018 - 3:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign who were found guilty of arranging for money to be funneled through a vendor to an influential Iowa state senator who dropped his support for another...
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In this Thursday, May 3, 2018, photo, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California, poses for a picture in the Venice community of Los Angeles. Members of the Asian-American community are running for federal office from all corners of the country, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots in opposition to a president they say demonizes the immigrants that make America great. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
May 10, 2018 - 5:24 pm
Members of the country's fastest growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say demonizes the immigrants that make America great. The candidates include former refugees from...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., greet each other on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport. Obama is backing Feinstein for re-election as she faces a challenge from within the Democratic party. The California senator released a statement from Obama Friday, May 4, 2018, calling Feinstein one of the "most effective champions for progress." She's facing a challenge from state Sen. Kevin de Leon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama waded into California's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Friday, throwing his support to incumbent Dianne Feinstein. It's his only primary endorsement in congressional races so far in 2018, his spokeswoman Katie Hill said. He urged...
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April 24, 2018 - 5:05 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law. Deidre DeJear's campaign said it would send back the $5,000...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise speaks at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. Some say it could be a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump’s affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Scalise for the position of House speaker is a popularity contest, it will be tight.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 12, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or who might win an endorsement from President Donald Trump. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing was clear Thursday: Any maneuvering in the brewing showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., announces that he will not run for re-election at the end of his term, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 12, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan's abrupt announcement that he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump sent new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a rough...
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