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Tina Smith, Minnesota’s lieutenant governor, sworn in as senator following Franken resignation
Tina Smith, Minnesota’s lieutenant governor, was sworn in as the state's junior senator Wednesday, replacing Al Franken, who officially stepped down Tuesday following allegations of sexual misconduct. Smith, 59, served just under three years as lieutenant governor under Gov. Mark Dayton, who
Deep Unfavorability for Clinton, Trump Marks the Election's Sharp Divisions (POLL)
Likely voters see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump equally unfavorably, with a nearly complete partisan split in views of the two -– testament both to the unprecedented unpopularity of the candidates and the level of division between their opposing camps. These divisions, and the partisan
The Note: Wiki Wars
NOTABLES --A PEEK INSIDE ‘CLINTON, INC.’: A 12-page memo attached to an email released on Wikileaks Wednesday from a longtime aide to President Bill Clinton seems to provide a step-by-step road-map to how advisers raised millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation, former President Clinton, and
Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race
Mitt Romney today expressed disappointment in the state of the presidential race, joking that he often asks himself why he stayed out of the 2016 bid for the White House. "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once,"
Mitt Romney Says Presidential Debates Didn't Address Key Issues
The former presidential nominee lists off several key issues facing the United States and attributes a lack of political will as the reason solutions have not been implemented.
Hillary Clinton Closes Gap With Male Voters
Hillary Clinton appears to have closed what was once a large gap of support among male voters with rival Donald Trump , according to the latest ABC News poll. Male respondents reported support for the former secretary of state at a rate of 44 percent to Trump’s 41 percent, a major swing for the
Diminished Enthusiasm Dogs Trump; Clinton Gains in Affirmative Support (POLL)
Diminished enthusiasm and a high level of negative support are undermining Donald Trump’s candidacy in the closing stretch of the 2016 campaign, the ABC News election tracking poll finds –- while Hillary Clinton has improved on both these measures. Fifty-six percent of Clinton's backers in the
5 Memorable Moments in Vice-Presidential Debate History
Tonight, two relatively unknown politicians will be thrust into the national spotlight for the vice-presidential debate. Tim Kaine , the junior Democratic senator from Virginia, and Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana, will take the stage tonight at Longwood University in Farmville,
The Impact of Debates? It's Debatable
With the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates upon us, the quadrennial question comes begging: Do these showdowns matter? The chances for impact seem ripe this year. The two most unpopular major-party candidates in the history of ABC News/Washington Post polls are facing off. Donald Trump's
Democratic National Conventions: Past and Present
ABC News' Brad Mielke and Ann Compton tell us what to expect on the final night of the DNC and look back at past conventions.