Alison Durkee
Alison Durkee

Stacey Abrams, Rick Scott take legal action as contentious election counts and recounts move forward

The high-stakes races in Florida and Georgia are inspiring a flurry of legal filings over the counting of ballots.

Firefighters condemn Trump’s “reckless and insulting” comments about California wildfires

The International Association of Firefighters said Trump's comments about the fires "shows a troubling lack of real comprehension about the disaster at hand."

This Week in Politics: Election counting continues as Congress’ lame duck session begins

Controversies over the Florida recount and the fate of Robert Mueller's investigation are set to continue this week, while Trump gives an award to the wife of a major donor.

Republicans defend Mueller probe as Democrats vow action if new AG Whitaker doesn’t recuse himself

Republicans claim Mueller's fate is safe, but Democrats are still vowing to take action to defend the special counsel investigation.

French leader Macron rebukes Trump, calls nationalism a “betrayal of patriotism” during WWI ceremony

Macron blasted Trump's "America first" policies as the president already faced criticism at home for canceling a planned trip to an American cemetery.

Lt. Dan Crenshaw appears on ‘SNL’ after Pete Davidson comes under fire for mocking congressman-elect

Crenshaw joked Davidson "looks like if the meth from 'Breaking Bad' was a person" before offering a serious message about Veterans Day.

Trump administration weakens birth control and abortion coverage under Affordable Care Act

The rules will allow almost any employer to deny birth control coverage and make it more burdensome for ACA plans to cover abortions.

Judge blocks Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline

The court found that the Trump administration had "simply discarded" facts about climate change to justify approving the pipeline.

West Virginia and Alabama voters pass anti-abortion measures for a future without ‘Roe v. Wade’

The ballot measures add language to the states' constitutions that pave the way for abortion bans if 'Roe v. Wade' gets overturned — and could have other implications even sooner.

Georgia governor’s contest among several key midterm races that still have yet to be called

The Georgia governor's race and several key House races are still up in the air after Tuesday's election.

The midterm elections are over — and the potential 2020 field is already looking crowded

The 2020 election is already beginning — and the Democratic field has plenty of potential candidates.

Progressive challenger Alessandra Biaggi defeats Richard Ribustello in New York state Senate race

"I hope to continue to be a voice that speaks truth to power, not in an abstract way but in a very real way," Biaggi said in October.

Trial begins to determine whether Trump administration can ask about citizenship on the 2020 census

A nationwide study showed the question will be a "major barrier" to census participation, which could affect federal funding to states and cities and how congressional districts are drawn.

This Week in Politics: Midterm elections finally arrive before Trump and Putin have Paris meeting

After months of campaigning and speculation, voters will finally decide the nation's fate this Tuesday in the midterm elections.

Georgia’s Brian Kemp investigates Democrats as courts reject his voter suppression efforts

The investigation comes as Brian Kemp runs for governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue calls Florida governor’s race “cotton-pickin’ important”

Purdue's comments come as Andrew Gillum fights to become the state's first black governor.

A local North Carolina race could reinstate an ICE program that targets Latinos

The 287(g) program ended in Alamance County after the Obama administration in 2012 sued the county for its discriminatory practices "motivated by the sheriff’s prejudices against Latinos."

How the midterm elections could transform voter access — for better and worse

Ballot measures across the country give voters the chance to expand — or restrict — voting access in their state.

Florida could restore voting rights to 1.5 million residents — and reshape the state’s politics

“If you can’t decide or have a voice in the basic laws that govern you, are you really out of prison?”

“We apologize for nothing”: Social media site Gab suspended in wake of synagogue shooting

Members of the far right, including Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer, had congregated on the platform, which was often used to share white supremacist views.