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Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Aug. 21, 2019 4:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the...

Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat

Aug. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises. Money is pouring into Maine's high-profile Senate race, threatening to...

Dem House candidate joins GOP rival in helping super PACs

Aug. 20, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in the country's last undecided U.S. House race has decried dark money in politics but is joining his Republican rival by making it easier for outside flows of political spending to help out their campaigns. A four-minute silent video of Charlotte's Dan McCready was...

Ex-Governor Barbour backs Reeves in Mississippi GOP runoff

Aug. 20, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that he is supporting Tate Reeves for the Republican nomination for governor. Barbour said that "two good people" are in the Aug. 27 party primary runoff. Reeves is in his second term as lieutenant governor after serving two terms as...

Report finds bullying, intimidation in speaker's office

Aug. 20, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Power in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office has been too centralized and its environment has fostered an atmosphere that condones bullying, intimidation, hazing and long work hours with inconsistent direction, according to an investigative report released Tuesday. The...

DNC Chairman Tom Perez to speak to Montana Democrats

Aug. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana party officials say Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will speak at the Lewis and Clark County Democrats' annual dinner in Helena this fall. Lewis and Clark County Democratic Central Committee Chairwoman Sandi Luckey said Tuesday in a statement that Perez will be...

Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

Aug. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious, anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who triggered a political crisis to try to force early elections. Addressing the Senate, Conte blasted Salvini for...

Wisconsin Republicans introduce bills to combat elder abuse

Aug. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican legislators introduced a package of legislation Tuesday that would combat elder abuse by increasing the criminal penalties and allowing financial advisers and bankers to delay seniors' questionable transactions. The bill's chief authors, state Sen. Patrick Testin and...

Ex-Ohio elections chief Brunner seeks seat on high court

Aug. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Jennifer Brunner (BROO'-ner) has announced plans to seek a seat next year on the Ohio Supreme Court as her party tries to wrest control of the high court from Republicans. The 62-year-old Columbus appellate judge joins the race with statewide name recognition. She served a...

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Aug. 20, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Joe Biden won't be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he's skipping the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead. The former vice president wants the nation's first primary state mostly to himself as his closest competitors jockey for...