Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevin lost reelection, but isn’t conceding just yet

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky speaks with the media prior to a campaign rally for US President Donald Trump on November 4, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. | Bryan Woolston/Getty Images Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is demanding a recanvass of results. Here’s what comes next. Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevin lost reelection to Democrat Andy Beshear Tuesday, but he’s refusing to concede the election — all while his party floats a number of schemes, some more…

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Amazon tried to buy a new Seattle City Council. It doesn’t look like it worked.

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice lead a walkout and rally at the company’s Seattle headquarters on September 20, 2019. | Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images Amazon’s money may help defeat its biggest political foe, but its chosen candidates are not expected to have a majority on the city council. Amazon poured nearly $1.5 million into local elections in its hometown of Seattle, hoping to install a majority of business-friendly politicians on the city council and to defeat…

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The 3 main takeaways from US diplomat William Taylor’s impeachment testimony

Charge d’affaires at the US embassy in Ukraine William Taylor speaks during a press conference about US-Ukrainian relations in Kyiv on July 27, 2019. | STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images This is what you need to know from an over 300-page document. A “clear understanding” of a quid pro quo. The belief that a meeting between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky wasn’t “worth it” if Kyiv had to interfere in US politics. And…

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The NRA’s big loss in Virginia, explained

Advocates of gun reform legislation hold a candlelight vigil for victims of recent mass shootings outside the headquarters of the National Rifle Association in Fairfax, Virginia, on August 5, 2019. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Gun control groups outspent the nation’s most powerful gun rights organization in its home state. The nation’s most powerful gun rights organization was dramatically outspent in Virginia in 2019 by gun control organizations, helping Democrats gain control of the state legislature…

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Virginia Democrats campaigned on their Green New Deal and fighting climate change. And won.

Virginia gets about 10 percent of electricity from coal plants like The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center. Democrats who won in Tuesday’s election campaigned on setting a net-zero carbon emissions target for the state. | Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images The election removed a major obstacle to the state’s efforts to fight climate change. Virginia’s efforts to fight climate change got a big boost after Tuesday’s election, with Democrats flipping both chambers of the…

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