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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...

Vice president keeps up pressure for Mexico trade deal

Aug. 21, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is renewing efforts to promote the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada as he travels to the border state of New Mexico and then Salt Lake City. The Office of the Vice President announced that Pence will talk about the trade pact Wednesday...

O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's...

Elizabeth Warren talks about criminal justice in Minnesota

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren talked about criminal justice issues as she campaigned for a second day in Minnesota, the home turf of fellow candidate Amy Klobuchar. Warren on Tuesday visited Better Futures Minnesota, a Minneapolis nonprofit that helps men who've...

An apology, a packed rally and a plan: 24 hours with Warren

Aug. 20, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren started the day with an apology, repeating her regrets for her past claims of Native American heritage. She ended it with a clear sign that Democrats aren't holding the mistake against her — her largest crowd yet. The arc of the day Monday captured the...

Kentucky governor looks for boost from Trump

Aug. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The reelection campaign of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently raised the ante in the November election, placing nearly $4 million worth of advertising on television and radio leading up to his showdown with Democratic challenger and Attorney General Andy Beshear. Now, the...

Julián Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Aug. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that he...

Elizabeth Warren to hold town hall in Seattle

Aug. 20, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is hosting a town hall in Seattle. KIRO-TV reports the event is being held at WaMu theater on Occidental Avenue on Sunday. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the event will begin at 2:15 p.m. Interested parties can register online at...

White House insists fundamentals of US economy 'very strong'

Aug. 20, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway...

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...