Exit polls: This election is about Donald Trump

Who abandoned the incumbent Democratic senators in Indiana and Florida? Indiana voters skewed red this year, with more approving of President Donald Trump than the general electorate. Meanwhile, in Florida, Sen. Bill Nelson, another incumbent Democrat, was trailing challenger Republican Rick Scott and the race remained tight hours after polls…

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DNC chair Tom Perez says Trump’s new immigration ad is the President ‘at his worst’

(CNN)Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called President Donald Trump’s new immigration ad an example of the President “at his worst.” “This is fear mongering. They’re hemorrhaging, Chris, on the health care issue. Health care is the number one issue in this country. … They can’t talk about those (issues)…

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Bomb suspect arrest: What we know about Cesar Sayoc

(CNN)Cesar Sayoc’s political inclinations were passionately displayed for everyone to see. But federal authorities say the 14 pipe bombs Sayoc, of Aventura, Florida, allegedly sent through the US mail are real, and were a danger to the people he mailed them to in recent days. He told investigators after he…

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‘The show is Trump, and it is sold-out performances everywhere’

(CNN)For months and months, when asked about the status of his White House, President Donald Trump would respond with something to the effect of: It’s getting there, but it’s not there yet. The best way to understand Trump’s presidency is to view him as he sees himself: A reality TV…

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Prime Minister Ardern, UNICEF ED Henrietta Fore, Suraiya Haque speak with Julie Gichuru

Image: ANDREW HARNIK / Getty Images Are you a big Pulp Fiction fan? Let us ruin that for you. The production company Elara Pictures posted a disturbing video mashup to Instagram Friday: the hamburger scene from Pulp Fiction alongside a few choice moments from Brett Kavanaugh’s petulant testimony before the…

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‘Folk are folk:’ Cory Booker touts roots in Iowa as 2020 speculation swirls

Dallas County, Iowa (CNN)J.D. Scholten was trying to drive. This week, they were along for the ride with Booker on the campaign trail in Iowa, during day three of his first swing through the state as a buzzed-about potential 2020 presidential candidate. Officially, the visit was focused on boosting Democrats…

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The effort to unseat Susan Collins in 2020 is already underway

(CNN)Sen. Susan Collins was already one of the Democrats’ biggest Senate targets in 2020 when she took to the Senate floor Friday to announce she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Maine’s Democratic bench is not very deep, said two operatives, so the seat could also be…

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Christine Blasey Ford details the harassment she received after Kavanaugh allegations

Christine Blasey Ford delivered harrowing testimony Thursday about the harassment she received after coming forward with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Since her allegations were first reported in the Washington Post, Ford explained, she has received “tremendous support,” particularly from loved ones and fellow survivors. But…

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CNN Key Race Alert: This is the narrow path to a Democratic Senate

Washington (CNN)There are two months until the midterm elections in November and Democrats still have a narrow path to the Senate majority despite a map that favors Republicans and includes 10 Democratic incumbents running in states President Donald Trump won, five of them by double-digit margins. The difficulty for Republicans…

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Partisan shouting marks first day of Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Washington (CNN)Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court pick who could tilt American jurisprudence to the right for a generation, vowed to be neutral and impartial, shrugging off bitter Democratic demands for him to stall his own confirmation hearing until questions about his past are fully answered. In addition, Capitol Police said…

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