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  Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years — that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal

Supreme Court hearing closely watched double jeopardy case with Russian probe implications

President George H.W. Bush honored at state funeral; body returns to Texas to lie in repose

GOP senators, White House clash after CIA briefing on Khashoggi murder

Bush family returns to Capitol rotunda to view casket, thank visitors

‘A great leader who made a great difference’: George HW Bush lies in state after eulogies from Pence, others

Dictionary mocks President Trump’s latest Twitter misspelling

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  Funeral services for George H.W. Bush to be held in Washington, DC, Houston

Trump’s labor secretary criticized for negotiating wealthy sex offender’s plea deal

Report: White House prepared to announce bump stock ban

Trump says pardon for Manafort ‘not off the table’

Government shutdown looms over border wall fight

GM stocks plunge after White House threats

  White House reacts to Paul Manafort’s Mueller problems

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in nearly a month Tuesday, focusing on the Russia probe and new allegations against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Caravan migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash

Most were dispirited on Monday, a day after U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the border. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the U.S.

Trump rejects key conclusion of US government climate report

The National Climate Assessment report warned that natural disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming.

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi refuses Mueller plea deal

Jerome Corsi, an author, political commentator and conspiracy theorist, said he's rejecting a plea deal from special counsel Robert Mueller.

  Mexican officials: 39 arrested at US-Mexico border will be deported to home countries

Trump pardoned a turkey named Peas for Thanksgiving

2020 visions: Presidential potentials make power moves - yes, already

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott

Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Rep. Gary Palmer elected to House leadership role

Rep. Gary Palmer will serve as Republican Policy Committee Chair in the 116th Congress.

Sen. Doug Jones confirms 2020 run

An official in the office of U.S. Senator Doug Jones has confirmed he will be running for re-election to his seat in 2020.

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

The freshman class is in Washington learning how to govern in the nation’s capital and how to navigate the halls of power ahead of their official start in January.

Coin toss decides Al election, for now

Jim Studdard and Henry Lambert each received 2680 votes after all the provisional votes from the November 6 election were counted.

Judge orders Georgia to work to protect provisional ballots

In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ordered the Georgia secretary of state's office to establish and publicize a hotline or website where voters can check whether their provisional ballots were counted and, if not, the reason why.

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

  Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

All 67 counties in the Sunshine State are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun by Monday.

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

Some campaign signs still up days after election

You don’t have to travel far to see campaign signs still up days after the election in Jefferson County.

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Slavery was allowed in cases where it was punishment for a crime

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Kemp has just above 50 percent of the vote. A runoff only happens if no candidate is above that percentage.

Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Sessions resigned at the president's request, ending a very tumultuous relationship with Trump. Chris Whitaker is acting attorney general, who has been critical of the Mueller investigation.

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Both President Trump and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said they were happy with the election results, but will the two parties work together?

Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race

Republican nominee for Georgia governor Brian Kemp says he is "confident victory is near" but is waiting on final results in the close race.

Mark Pettway becomes first African-American elected Jefferson Co. sheriff

Mark Pettway is the first African-American elected to the office.

Will Ainsworth projected to win Lieutenant Governor’s race

Boaz native Will Ainswoth made history Tuesday night by being the first Marshall County native to secure the lieutenant governor position.

AP projects Kay Ivey winning governor’s race

The Associate Press has called the Alabama governor’s race.

Election Results: Alabama General Election

Get the latest results from all the races in the Alabama General Election on November 6th, 2018.

Alabama voters OK amendment on rights for unborn

Alabama voters have decided to add language to the state's 1901 constitution saying the state recognizes the rights of unborn children.

Steve Marshall thankful for family support

In the middle of the bustle of the election return watch party for incumbent Alabama Attorney general Steve Marshall, are two young children

Alabama voters approve pro-Ten Commandments amendment

Voters in Alabama have approved a constitutional amendment regarding the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools and government buildings.

You Decide 2018: Alabama General Election Coverage

WBRC FOX6 News has you covered for Election Day, and our team is covering multiple races around the state of Alabama tonight.

Midterm Elections 2018: National Results

See what’s happening in major races from across the country.

Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

On Sunday evening, Facebook was notified of the online activity, which may be linked to foreign entities.

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, Lime and others want to help Americans get to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

What you need to know for the Alabama General Election

Alabama voters head to the polls Tuesday for the 2018 general election. Here’s what you need to know before casting your vote.

You Decide 2018: A look at some of Alabama’s biggest races

Learn more about the candidates in multiple races and the amendments you will be voting on during Alabama's General Election.

Rogers, Hagan go head-to-head for AL District 3 Congressional seat

Rogers has held the seat for the past 16 years. Hagan is hoping for an upset.

Weather impacting election day?

weather impacting election day

Straight party voting in Alabama: What you need to know

Straight party voting rules in Alabama

Alabama Governor candidates make final campaign push

Alabama candidates for Governor travel the state during their last day of campaigning

Final countdown to 2018 midterms

Election Day is Tuesday, and the balance of power in Congress is at stake.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of stat

Days before election, rallies held to encourage you to get out and vote

We’re just days away from Election Day, and here in Birmingham people organized rallies to encourage you to get out and vote.

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

Candidates for governor, House and US Senate seats will make history as people of color, women and LGBTQ candidates are on 2018 midterm election ballots.

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Even though women make up half the population of the U.S., they only make up about 20 percent of Congress.

  “Woke Vote” works to make your voice heard at polls

It's the last weekend of campaigning before the mid-term elections. One group in Birmingham is working hard, pushing people the polls.

A Tale of Two Prosecutors in Jefferson County

Two veteran prosecutors want to be Jefferson County's District Attorney. The candidates bring vastly different experience to the table.

AL Governor’s race in final days of campaign

Alabama governor candidates hopeful as gubernatorial campaign moves closer to the finish line.

Alabama Governor: Meet the Candidates - Walt Maddox

Learn more about Walt Maddox ahead of Alabama's General Election on November 6th.

Alabama Governor: Meet the Candidates - Kay Ivey

Learn more about Kay Ivey ahead of Alabama's General Election on November 6th.

Amendment Two: What you need to know about the State Abortion Policy Amendment

Another amendment on the ballot for Alabama voters Amendment 2, which concerns abortion. I

Alabama’s Lt. Governor’s race: Meet the Candidates

Alabama’s second in command position will be filled on Nov. 6. The seat was vacated in 2017 after then Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey took over gubernatorial duties.

Today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot in AL

The general election is less than a week away, but today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice: Meet the Candidates

The race for Alabama’s Chief Justice involves two high profile candidates with long histories in Alabama. The Chief Justice serves as both the top judge in the state and the top administrative official over all state courts.

Alabama Secretary of State: Meet the Candidates

The race for Alabama’s top elections official and records keeper pits a Republican incumbent against a Democratic newcomer.

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barbra Streisand has released a new political song aimed at Pres. Donald Trump called "Don't Lie to Me."

General Election Sample Ballots for Central Alabama: November 6th, 2018

Find the sample ballot for each of the Central Alabama counties for the state’s upcoming General Election on November 6th, 2018.

Lt. Governor candidate’s wife injured in accidental shooting

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Will Ainsworth’s wife was injured in an accidental shooting today.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s race: Meet the Candidates

Longtime Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale hopes to keep his job, but faces a detective from his own department, Mark Pettway, who wants to replace him.

Alabama Attorney General’s race: Meet the Candidates

Republican incumbent Steve Marshall faces Democratic newcomer Joe Siegelman in race for Attorney General.

Amendment One revisits Ten Commandments issue in Alabama

Voters will decide whether Ten Commandments can be displayed in public buildings.

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

Formal complaint filed against AL attorney general

Two Montgomery lawyers are filing a formal complaint against Alabama attorney general Steve Marshall.

Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.