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Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

Nov. 13, 2019 12:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he comes face to face with the limits of his power, confronting an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution that will play out in public and help shape how the...

Karen Pence to attend 'Latinos for Trump' event in Las Vegas

Nov. 13, 2019 12:12 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, will be in Las Vegas on Thursday to help President Donald Trump's reelection campaign as it works to court Latino voters. Pence will join local members of the "Latinos for Trump" coalition that's working to reach out to Hispanic voters. The...

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro softens tone on China

Nov. 13, 2019 12:02 AM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — What a difference a year makes. In the months before last year's presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing's archrival. Now, as a more pragmatic president, Bolsonaro is...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Nov. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would "destroy lives,"...

Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

Nov. 12, 2019 10:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general...

NY crafting plan to let candidates run with tax dollars

Nov. 12, 2019 7:08 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York commission is facing a deadline to come up with a $100 million plan to allow political candidates to fund their campaigns with public dollars. The Public Campaign Financing Commission has until Dec. 1 to release its plan, which becomes law unless lawmakers return to Albany to...

Attack ads move to state issues in Louisiana governor's race

Nov. 12, 2019 5:49 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After weeks of nationally-themed advertising, Republican attack spots against Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards have shifted to state issues in the final days ahead of Saturday's election. The content change comes after a surge in early voting turnout from black voters,...

Louisiana elections chief draws questions about Trump rally

Nov. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana secretary of state's appearance at President Donald Trump's rally is raising questions about whether he's run afoul of state law barring the chief elections official from most political activity. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin appeared last week at Trump's Monroe rally...

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary...

Bloomberg registers for 2020 presidential ballot in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 3:24 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas' March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication that the billionaire former New York City mayor may seek the Democratic nomination . Bloomberg sent staffers to Alabama last week to file for the...