US POLITICS2018-06-13T06:18:17+00:00

Florida recount: DeSantis looks certain to win governor’s race; Senate contest goes to a manual recount

Ron DeSantis emerged from a machine recount Thursday all but certain to become Florida’s next governor while Gov. Rick Scott (R) maintained a narrow lead in the state’s closely watched Senate race even as that contest goes to a manual count.

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Federal judge gives Florida voters until Saturday to correct signature problems roiling close races

Florida’s historic recount was thrown once more into uncertainty Thursday when a federal judge ruled that thousands of voters whose ballots were rejected because of issues with their signatures will have two more days to resolve the problems and possibly have their votes counted.

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A Left-Flank Protest on Day 1 Signals a Democratic House Divided

Freshman orientation for new members of Congress had barely begun when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old darling of the progressive left and newly elected congresswoman from New York, visited Nancy Pelosi’s office for the first time. She was not there to meet the House Democratic leader.

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Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead

More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 — making it the deadliest in state history — as anxious relatives visited shelters and called police hoping to find loved ones alive.

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The status of the Arizona, Florida and Georgia vote counts

Election Day has passed, but four of the biggest races have yet to be called. The Arizona Senate race, the Florida gubernatorial and Senate races, and the Georgia gubernatorial race have narrow margins between Democratic and Republican candidates.

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Sessions’ job is hard to fill. Enter Chris Christie.

The shadow of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation is complicating President Donald Trump’s search for a new attorney general.

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