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  As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Judge asks Mueller for more info on Manafort allegations

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Deadline for ACA healthcare enrollment is Saturday

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

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  Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

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

The 41st president has returned to Washington, DC, and he will lie in state at the Capitol through Wednesday.

Dictionary mocks President Trump’s latest Twitter misspelling

In an angry tweet, President Donald Trump said former attorney Michael Cohen was getting off “Scott Free.”

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

Former President George H.W. Bush will be interred Thursday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum near his wife and daughter.

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

Epstein, a financier who counted Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, among his friends, was accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as far back as 2001.

  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

Caravan migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash

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

The vast majority of the more than 5,000 Central American migrants, who have been camped out for more than a week in Tijuana, returned to their makeshift shelter to line up for food and recuperate from an unsettling afternoon.

Trump pardoned a turkey named Peas for Thanksgiving

To honor Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump pardoned a turkey named Peas on Tuesday.

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

It's early, and the Democratic field is crowding with potential challengers to Trump.

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

Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday, made clear that the audio recording, supplied by the Turkish government, would not affect his response to the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the Saudi royal family.

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

Scott issued a statement Sunday saying Nelson "graciously conceded" their Senate race shortly after the state's recount ended.

Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains that enough uncounted absentee, mail-in and provisional ballots remain to force a Dec. 4 runoff and keep alive her bid to become the first black woman i

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.

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.

State Representative Four Price ending bid for Speaker of the House

State Representative Four Price announced on Sunday that he is withdrawing his candidacy for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 2

Early voting for the Nov. 6, 2018 election runs from Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 2.

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."

O’Rourke rallies large crowd at Lubbock Civic Center

Clad in an open-collar white dress shirt and a black “Double T” baseball cap, Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke rallied his base Monday afternoon at the Lubbock Civic Center.

Cruz moves Wednesday afternoon campaign event to Lubbock

Senator Ted Cruz has moved his Halloween rally at a Floyd County farm to Lubbock.

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.

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.

Lubbock County Reports: Daily numbers from Vote Lubbock office

Here are the daily numbers from VoteLubbock.org

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Randall County warns of potential scam targeting unregistered voters

If you haven’t yet registered to vote in Randall County, you may want to stay aware of a possible scam.

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Valdez agrees to debate Abbott on Sept. 28 in Austin

Lupe Valdez, the Democratic candidate for governor, has agreed to debate the Republican incumbent, Greg Abbott, on Sept. 28 in Austin, ending weeks of uncertainty over whether the two would face off.

Beto O’Rourke says he isn’t debating Ted Cruz this Friday

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the El Paso Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas' U.S. Senate race, says a proposed Aug. 31 debate between the two "is not going to happen."

Ted Cruz at Back 40 Grill Wednesday afternoon

Ted Cruz will be in Lubbock on Wednesday afternoon, making a stop at Back 40 Grill. Cruz will be at 5214 98th Street from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Lubbock County GOP members seeking nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 4

The Lubbock County Republican Party announced a list of candidates who intend to seek the nomination for Lubbock County Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 4 on Monday night.

WATCH LIVE: 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump

We've got full coverage of the presidential inauguration. Watch live online, on Facebook, or on the air with KCBD NewsChannel 11.

Early voting underway for LISD District 1 runoff

Early voting is underway for the Lubbock Independent School District 1 school board runoff election.

Starr releases statement following Robertson, Arrington debate

Former District 19 Congressional candidate and retired Colonel Michael Bob Starr has released a statement following KCBD's debate on Wednesday between Glen Robertson and Jodey Arrington.

LaCarl Richardson running for District 2 school board

My name is LaCarl Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fancy Richardson. I am a lifetime resident of Lubbock County.

SUPER TUESDAY: State, National, Local results from key races

Ted Cruz is projected to win Texas over Donald Trump and we're keeping a close eye on District 19 results.

DECISION 2016: Voting and candidate info for Super Tuesday

Lubbock County will be using vote centers on Tuesday, so you don't need to vote in a specific precinct.

Juan Chadis announces run for District 1 seat

Juan Chadis announced his campaign for the Lubbock City Council District 1 seat Tuesday morning.

Donald R. May

May says he wants to serve in Washington to accomplish important work and not for the purpose of being important.

Jodey Arrington

Jodey Arrington grew up in Plainview, but now lives in Lubbock.  He has a degrees from Texas Tech University, and worked for the George W. Bush Administration.

Michael Bob Starr

Michael Bob Starr recently retired as 7th Bomb Wing Commander at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene.  Starr graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy and has a degree from the Harvard JFK School of Government.  Starr describes himself as a Conservative who entered the CD 19 Race due to the inability of politicians in Washington to deliver results on critical issues like border and national security.

Glen Robertson

Glen Robertson was raised in Lubbock and is currently the Mayor of Lubbock.  He attended Texas Tech University.  His current business endeavors include a public warehousing operation specializing in agricultural products, commercial and residential real estate projects, and a cattle ranch in Post.  Robertson describes himself as a Christian, Constitutional Conservative, and ardent pro-life Republican.

DeRenda Warren

DeRenda Warren lives in Smyer.  She has degrees from Texas Tech University and from the Methodist School of Nursing.  She is a medical administrator in the long-term car industry.  She describes herself as a concerned citizen, mother, and grandmother who wants to ensure that future generations have the same opportunity to achieve and prosper that she did.

Jason Corley

Jason Corley lives in Slaton.  He's a graduate of West Texas A&M University and currently works as a safety superintendent in the oil and energy sector.  Corley describes himself as a Conservative and a Christian.