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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event in Providence, R.I. Bloomberg has come through on his vow to spend “whatever it takes” to defeat President Donald Trump. The former presidential candidate has pledged to spend $100 million in Florida to boost Joe Biden there. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Bloomberg raises millions to help Florida felons vote

Sep. 22, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Just days after after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep felons from voting until they've paid off fines, restitution and court fees, billionaire Mike Bloomberg has stepped in to help them pay off the debts. The former Democratic presidential candidate has helped...

Gun control group launches ad blitz in key Iowa House races

Sep. 21, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national gun control advocacy group said Monday it is targeting eight key races with digital ads and mailers seeking to help Democrats win back control of the Iowa House. Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will spend...

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to board Air Force One for a trip to Philadelphia, to attend an ABC News town hall, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump ramps up ad spending in bid to counter Biden

Sep. 15, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign says it is ramping up advertising spending in battleground states, a move that comes as some of his allies have grown worried because Democrat Joe Biden has outspent him in recent weeks. The Trump campaign announced the...

FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo journalist Bob Woodward sits at the head table during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington. Woodward, facing widespread criticism for only now revealing President Donald Trump's early concerns about the severity of the coronavirus, told The Associated Press that he needed time to be sure that Trump's private comments from February were accurate. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

2020 Watch: How much more damage can Woodward do?

Sep. 14, 2020 5:28 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 50 Days to first debate: 15 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump is fighting to move past another bad week following revelations that he downplayed the threat...

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, visits with Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden at the National September 11 Memorial in New York, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, before a ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bloomberg to spend at least $100M to help Biden in Florida

Sep. 13, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing at least $100 million to help Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in the crucial battleground state of Florida. Bloomberg’s late-stage infusion of cash reflects Democrats’ concerns about the tight race in a...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump raises $210 million, robust but well short of Biden

Sep. 9, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Republican Party jointly raised $210 million in August, a robust sum but one dwarfed by the record $364.5 million raised by Democrats and their nominee, Joe Biden. Trump’s campaign released its figure Wednesday, several days later than usual and nearly...

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New this week: 'Cuties,' 'Unpregnant' and fresh 'Jeopardy!'

Sep. 8, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — If you’ve heard about Netflix’s “Cuties” at all, it’s probably because of the poster,...

Bloomberg gives $100M to historically Black medical schools

Sep. 3, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving about $100 million to four historically Black medical schools over the next four years, with students getting up to $100,000 apiece. Bloomberg, a billionaire who made his fortune with the news and financial media organization that he owns,...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raise their arms up as fireworks go off in the background during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Looking on are Jill Biden, far left, and Harris' husband Doug Emhoff, far right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US 'season of darkness'

Aug. 21, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with a vow to be a unifying “ally of the light” who would move an America in crisis past the chaos of President Donald Trump’s tenure. In his strongest remarks of the campaign, Biden spoke...

Bloomberg donates $3M toward new library in hometown

Aug. 18, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has through his charitable organization donated $3 million toward construction of a new public library in his Massachusetts hometown, officials said Tuesday. The library, scheduled to open next year,...