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Television's Weather Channel wades into climate debate

Oct. 21, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic. The campaign's most prominent climate change skeptic —...

Trump defends Gabbard in Clinton spat, says she's no agent

Oct. 21, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attacking Hillary Clinton for suggesting Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian agent. Trump says of Gabbard, "she's not a Russian agent." Clinton appeared to call Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians" in a recent interview, saying she...

Castro says he needs $800,000 in 10 days or campaign is over

Oct. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration housing secretary Julián Castro said Monday that he'd drop out of the presidential race if he doesn't raise $800,000 in 10 days — following the lead of rival Cory Booker, who rode a similar plea to a recent uptick in donations. "This is a critical...

Warren vows to ban federal funding for new charter schools

Oct. 21, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced an education proposal pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on public schools while ending all federal funding to create new charter schools. The Massachusetts senator said Monday she'll "adequately and...

Frustrated US diplomats fight back in impeachment probe

Oct. 21, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are...

Donald Trump Jr.: A potent voice for father's campaign

Oct. 21, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The shout of "2024!" from the crowd was unmistakable. It stopped Donald Trump Jr. cold. President Donald Trump's eldest son had been in the midst of a humor-laced screed in which he decried Joe Biden as too old and Elizabeth Warren as too liberal and insisted his father's 2016 campaign...

Warren says she'll detail costs of her health plan soon

Oct. 20, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren says she'll release details on how she'd pay for her "Medicare for All" plan in "the next few weeks." The Massachusetts senator came under criticism from her opponents during last week's Democratic primary debate for refusing to say...

Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

Oct. 19, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

WEST BRANCH, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have...

'I am back,' Bernie Sanders tells supporters at NYC rally

Oct. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight for a political revolution — with a little help from new friends — at a rally Saturday that drew thousands to a New York City park. The rally offered a pointed reminder to...

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates' higher ed plans

Oct. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — College affordability plans by Democratic presidential candidates are "crazy" and too costly, President Donald Trump's education chief says. Democrats are responding to what's seen as a crisis in college affordability, offering proposals that range from tuition-free college to debt...