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President Donald Trump listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

- Associated Press

Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, take part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)

AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O'Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration

- Associated Press

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as "Lyin" Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, meet before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Conservative groups call on Senate to reject Trump nominee to NLRB

- The Washington Times

Conservative groups are urging a Senate committee to reject President Trump's nomination of Democrat Mark Pearce to another five-year term on the National Labor Relations Board, saying he has a record of "overreaching" the agency's authority in support of union elections and other matters.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Jeff Sessions rips federal judges over anti-Trump bias

- The Washington Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions unleashed a blistering assault on federal judges Monday, saying anti-Trump bias has led some to abandon their role as legal referees and become "political actors" erecting roadblocks to the president's policies.