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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Joe Crowley of mounting a 3rd party bid against her in a Twitter fight

After being celebrated for their collegiality following progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary last month, the new Democratic nominee and the longtime incumbent launched into a Twitter war on Thursday.

Apple just launched a ‘fact-based’ election feature in Apple News with coverage from Fox News and The Washington Post

"When the loudest, most extreme voices dominate the conversation, we can't hear each other," Apple News' editor-in-chief, Lauren Kern, wrote in an introductory note. "At Apple News, we want to help fix that."

GOP congressman resigns over his alcoholism just days after former staffers accused him of treating them as ‘servants’

Rep. Tom Garrett, a Virginia Republican, announced Monday that he is suffering from alcoholism and will not seek reelection in order to spend more time recovering and with his family. This comes days after four former aides told Politico that Garrett used them as his personal servants.

The most vulnerable Republicans in the 2018 midterms are talking less and less about Trump’s tax bill

The most vulnerable Republicans in the 2018 midterms are talking less and less about the recently-implemented GOP tax law. The decrease in messaging comes as polling about the law shows it is unpopular.

Paul Ryan’s retirement means Congress is ‘effectively closed for business’

With the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, the likelihood of any major legislative push in Congress before the midterms is effectively dead.

House intel chair Devin Nunes is under investigation for possibly violating campaign finance laws

Rep. Devin Nunes' campaign received a letter from the Federal Election Commission requesting records about three key campaign donations.
Rep. Dan Lipinski

Conservative Democrat narrowly beats back progressive challenger in a bitter Illinois primary battle with national implications

Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski managed to beat back his progressive challenger in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday with 50.9% of the vote.
Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney just turned 71 — here’s how the Senate hopeful went from the world of investing to saving the Olympics and losing the presiden...

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, 71, is running for the US Senate seat in Utah. Here's a look back at his life and career in politics.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke

‘There’s something different going on there’: We might be seeing the first signs of a Democratic wave in Texas

Texas is seeing a surge in Democratic candidates and voters — potentially a sign of a blue wave to come in November.

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Democrat wins Kentucky seat by 36 points in district Trump won by 49

In deep red Kentucky, Democrat Linda Belcher sailed to victory in the state's 49th House District seat with 68% of the vote on Tuesday.