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Transgender progressive Christine Hallquist wins Vermont governor primary | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
If Hallquist pulls off an upset over incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in November, she will become the nation’s first transgender governor.
The Latest: Evers to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Walker | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers has won the Democratic primary for governor and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November
Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark
Vermont nominates 1st transgender candidate for governor in U.S. as primaries roll on | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
Voters in four states took to the polls Tuesday to decide candidates in a number of key gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. House seats.
HUD to revisit rule intended to curb housing segregation | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
The Trump administration is moving to change a rule intended to force cities to actively combat housing segregation.
Progressive candidates bounce back as GOP eyes Midwest races | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
Candidates in Minnesota and Vermont made history Tuesday night, while a former GOP presidential candidate's comeback bid fell short in a key gubernatorial race.
Meet the legal team defending former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
Throughout the trial, Paul Manafort’s lawyers have used a disarming, amiable approach to try to counter a government case heavy on numbers and documents.
Joe Biden cancels campaign event due to illness 'under doctor's orders' | ABC News
ABC News | August 15, 2018
Biden was listed as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Illinois State Fair Democrat Day.
US general pushing Saudis to investigate deadly Yemen strike: Pentagon | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
The Saudi airstrike in Yemen occurred last Thursday morning, killing at least 50 people including dozens of children traveling on a bus in the country’s Saada Province.
In a Minnesota race full of progressives, identity, experience sets candidates apart | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
In a Minnesota primary race crowded with progressives, candidates have struggled to differentiate themselves.
Trump calls Omarosa a 'dog' and 'lowlife' | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
President Trump fired off a nasty tweet at his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a "lowlife" and a "dog."
14-year-old is running to be Vermont's next governor | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Ethan Sonneborn, a 14-year-old is running in the Democratic primary for governor. He hopes to unseat Gov. Phil Scott.
Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has admitted he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his boss _ and that he "possibly" was wrongfully reimbursed by Trump's inaugural committee
Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers' | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers"
Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment.
Manafort trial turns from prosecution's case to his defense | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Trial of longtime Washington operator Paul Manafort turning from prosecution to his defense team
Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated after allegations she misused her authority, used her staff for personal business
White House sources: Special counsel's office never asked to speak to Omarosa | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman claims she has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team – a claim the White House refutes.
Search ends for US Marine reported overboard near Philippines | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are ending a search and rescue operation for a missing Marine, the Marine Corps said on Tuesday.
Connecticut, Minnesota among 4 states heading to polls as primary season continues | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Voters in four states head to the polls Tuesday to decide candidates in a number of key gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. House seats.
Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Nebraska has carried out its first execution in more than two decades by lethal injection of four drugs in a never-before-tried combination, including the powerful opioid fentanyl
Manafort attorneys opt to skip defense, proceed to closing arguments | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
Attorneys for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who is on trial for financial crimes, will not present a defense of their client, ABC News has learned.
Trump campaign files arbitration against Omarosa, alleges she violated nondisclosure | ABC News
ABC News | August 14, 2018
A senior Trump campaign official confirms to ABC News, the campaign has filed arbitration against Omarosa Manigault-Newman Tuesday morning.
FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts fired | ABC News
ABC News | August 13, 2018
The FBI agent who came under scrutiny for anti-Trump texts he sent during the 2016 presidential campaign has now been fired, according to his lawyer.
Omarosa unveils new audio of Trump's call to her after firing | ABC News
ABC News | August 13, 2018
Former top White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has released new audio that she says is a recording of President Trump’s telephone call to her after being fired.
Trump signs defense authorization bill, doesn't say John McCain's name | ABC News
ABC News | August 13, 2018
President Donald Trump, in signing the National Defense Authorization Act, made no mention of Sen. John McCain, whose name is attached to the legislation.
Special counsel team wraps up in Manafort case | ABC News
ABC News | August 13, 2018
Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after two weeks of testimony.
For one black supporter, Unite the Right Rally a matter of free speech | ABC News
ABC News | August 12, 2018
"Everybody has a right to speech,” Brandon Watson, who is black and supports Jason Kessler. "I wouldn’t be here if my man was a white supremacist.”
The right divided: Inside the far-right's year of turmoil after Charlottesville | ABC News
ABC News | August 12, 2018
The spotlight after Charlottesville brought intense scrutiny –- and a host of problems that have left some of those far-right groups more divided than ever.
Stormy Daniels lawyer: 'I should be taken seriously' as possible presidential hopeful | ABC News
ABC News | August 12, 2018
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti said he "should be taken seriously" as a potential candidate for president in 2020.
Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary | ABC News
ABC News | August 12, 2018
Hawaii Gov. David Ige has won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office
Violent Charlottesville protests 'felt like I wasn't in America': Reporter's Notebook | ABC News
ABC News | August 11, 2018
"I knew our country was divided ... But this day was shocking," writes Eva Pilgrim.
Sunday on 'This Week': Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Cummings, and Michael Avenatti | ABC News
ABC News | August 11, 2018
Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Cummings and Michael Avenatti will be on "This Week."
Border Patrol names first female chief | ABC News
ABC News | August 11, 2018
Carla Provost is named the U.S. Border Patrol's first female chief in its 94-year-history
Trump calls Omarosa a 'low-life'; says Sessions is 'scared stiff' | ABC News
ABC News | August 11, 2018
President Donald Trump teed off Saturday on former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump campaign asks followers to vote for a Space Force logo | ABC News
ABC News | August 10, 2018
Trump's campaign sent out an email to supporters asking them to vote on a new logo for the Space Force that would be printed on a new line of campaign gear.
At DEF CON '18, kids as young as 5 challenged to hack election results websites | ABC News
ABC News | August 10, 2018
Hackers will have access to election equipment, including voting machines and pollbooks. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will deliver Friday's keynote.
2 teens got about 4,000 votes in close Kansas primary race | ABC News
ABC News | August 10, 2018
Two 17-year-old candidates in the GOP race for Kansas governor received a total of more than 3,700 votes in Tuesday's election, which might have made a difference in a race still too close to call
Hearings for Supreme Court nominee to start Sept. 4 | ABC News
ABC News | August 10, 2018
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin Sept. 4, Senate chairman says
Sunday on 'This Week': Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Cummings, Giuliani and Avenatti | ABC News
ABC News | August 10, 2018
Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Cummings, Giuliani and Avenatt will be on "This Week."