Judicial elections

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2018 - 11:52 pm
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with...
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Marlene Burkgren, 67, of Ashburn, Va., teaches a Tai Chi class at Cascades Loudoun County Senior Center, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Sterling, Va. It stands to shift the direction of the nation’s highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump’s move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of voters in the nation’s top political battlegrounds. In northern Virginia, here two-term Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable Republicans, Burkgren says she feels powerless to stop Trump’s party from confirming Kavanaugh. “I’m a little disappointed with the way things have worked out,” said Burkgren, a volunteer teach tai chi teacher at the local senior center.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 14, 2018 - 9:26 am
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds. Even among this year's most prized...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 9 p.m. A grand jury indictment alleges that the Russian government was behind a sweeping conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. It's the first time...
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July 09, 2018 - 12:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Missouri Republican is warning voters that "our way of life is at risk" in a new television ad that seizes on the Supreme Court vacancy to mobilize voters against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. The ad campaign, among the first of its kind in the fight for control of Congress...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, to announce Judge Neil Gorsuch, standing with his wife Louise, as his nominee for the Supreme Court. A family separation crisis of his making continues at the border. His EPA chief just exited. he’s about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But Trump has every confidence that Monday night the nation’s attention will be right where he wants it. Putting an end to nearly two weeks of breathless speculation, jockeying and anticipation, Trump will appear in the East Room during prime time to unveil his choice to fill a Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 09, 2018 - 12:11 am
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A family separation crisis of his own making continues at the border. His Environmental Protection Agency chief just quit amid mounting scandals. And he's about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But President Donald Trump has every...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, to announce Judge Neil Gorsuch, standing with his wife Louise, as his nominee for the Supreme Court. A family separation crisis of his making continues at the border. His EPA chief just exited. he’s about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But Trump has every confidence that Monday night the nation’s attention will be right where he wants it. Putting an end to nearly two weeks of breathless speculation, jockeying and anticipation, Trump will appear in the East Room during prime time to unveil his choice to fill a Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 08, 2018 - 11:53 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A family separation crisis of his own making continues at the border. His Environmental Protection Agency chief just quit amid mounting scandals. And he's about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But President Donald Trump has every...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tariffs on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's Republican opponents are again criticizing her for her wealth as she makes a bid for a third term. Much of McCaskill's wealth stems from the business success of her husband, Joseph Shepard, which was well-established when they married in 2002. Opponents have tried to paint her as out of touch. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 29, 2018 - 5:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement has presented Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill with a choice that could make or break her chances of being re-elected to a third term. If McCaskill votes against President Donald Trump's pick, she could...
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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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Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, walks to gives a deposition before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 27, 2018 - 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent who worked on separate investigations into Democrat Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump's campaign defended himself behind closed doors for more than 11 hours Wednesday as House GOP lawmakers stepped up efforts to highlight what they say is bias at the Justice...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will retire at the end of July, 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 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elections. All sides quickly mobilized...
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