Negative campaigns

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. Pompeo says Iran is believed to be responsible for attacks on 2 tankers near Persian Gulf. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 13, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of "provocative actions" that have sharply raised tensions in the region. A U.S. assessment of Iran...
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In this May 13, 2019, photo, former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden interacts with a supporter during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H. North Korea has labeled Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 29, 2019 - 5:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tokyo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 25, 2019 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus in Houston. Sanders has a new foil for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden has been a declared candidate for fewer than three weeks and already Sanders has emerged as one of his most ardent critics.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
May 15, 2019 - 8:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden's past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a "middle ground" approach to addressing climate change. His campaign sends fundraising appeals with a simple, foreboding subject line: "Joe Biden." In his...
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President Donald Trump reaches out to greet supporters after arriving at Chennault International Airport, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Lake Charles, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 14, 2019 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Louisiana (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is using an official government event at a liquefied natural gas export facility to handicap his potential 2020 Democratic opponents. Trump ran through a list of his...
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This combination of undated photos provided by Cavalry LLC, a political consulting firm working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign, shows t-shirts used for McConnell's campaign. McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack by selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website. (Michael Duncan/Cavalry LLC via AP)
May 09, 2019 - 5:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack by selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website. The Kentucky lawmaker's 2020 reelection campaign tweeted Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019 file photo, Worshippers prepare to enter the Al Noor mosque following last week's mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll from the Christchurch mosque attacks has risen to 51 after a Turkish man who had been hospitalized since a gunman opened fire on worshippers seven weeks ago died overnight, authorities in New Zealand and Turkey confirmed, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
May 02, 2019 - 8:41 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Turkish man wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings seven weeks ago has died in the hospital, raising the death toll to 51, authorities in New Zealand and Turkey confirmed. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday the sad news would be felt across...
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File - In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019 file photo, Israel Electric Corporation employee works next to election campaign billboards showing Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu, left, alongside the Blue and White party leaders, from left to right, Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid, in Tel Aviv. The long-serving Prime Minister Netanyahu is the favorite to win Israel's general election on April 9, but he faces serious corruption charges and a stiff challenge from a former military chief Gantz who has positioned himself as the country's savior. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's election campaign has been a three-month roller coaster of mudslinging, scandals and more scandals. But when voters head to the polls on Tuesday, one name will be predominantly on their minds: Benjamin Netanyahu. At its core, the vote boils down to a referendum on...
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President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns from Mar-a Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 25, 2019 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Donald Trump, the fight over the "witch hunt" is only just beginning. Now that special counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Trump's campaign is over, it's being transformed into a rallying cry and a weapon for the president's re-election campaign. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation treaty following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. Amnesty International said on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government. The international rights group said the attacks appear "to be part of a sustained campaign to intimidate and silence critics" of el-Sissi's government. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2019 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and the...
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