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Former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio Seeks Senate Seat

Former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio Seeks Senate Seat

May 23
Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has collected enough signatures to get his name on the ballot to run in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.

Texas Liberal Candidate Bashed by National Democrats Loses

Texas Liberal Candidate Bashed by National Democrats Loses

By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert | May 23
A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night while a Hispanic former sheriff became the first openly gay and Latina nominee for governor in Texas history.

Georgia Democrat Challenges Racial Barrier in Governor Race

Georgia Democrat Challenges Racial Barrier in Governor Race

By Bill Barrow | May 23
Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.

Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

May 22
Hackers hijacked a live stream of a California Congressional debate and disrupted it with a short clip of gay porn.

Trump Wades Deeper Into Abortion Politics as Midterms Loom

Trump Wades Deeper Into Abortion Politics as Midterms Loom

By Jill Colvin | May 22
In the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Trump, the thrice-married ex-Democrat who used to describe himself as "very pro-choice" is offering catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood.

Voters Choose Nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

Voters Choose Nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

By Bill Barrow | May 22
Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary runoffs after their first round of voting in March.

Openly Lesbian State Lawmaker Loses Gig After 'Closeted' Post, Tweet

Openly Lesbian State Lawmaker Loses Gig After 'Closeted' Post, Tweet

By Kilian Melloy | May 21
Openly lesbian Alabama State lawmaker Patricia Todd was set to leave office and take on a new role as the head of One Orland Alliance. Then came the social media post in which she purported to "out" the state's governor.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces His Re-Election Bid

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces His Re-Election Bid

By David Jordan | May 21
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will run for re-election on an agenda that would prioritize working families.

A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans

A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans

By Marilynn Marchione | May 21
Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report.

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

By Bill Barrow | May 20
Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.

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