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Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

Feb. 23, 2019 11:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be "the most pro-union candidate." Brown, a U.S. senator from Ohio,...

Virginia lawmakers back redistricting commission

Feb. 23, 2019 8:24 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul Saturday of how legislative and congressional maps are drawn, despite strong objections from some black legislators. The House and Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a new commission empowered to draw...

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid

Feb. 23, 2019 6:18 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicked off a "mission for Arizona" Saturday as he launched his U.S. Senate campaign with a rally in Tucson, the city where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting when she was a congresswoman. That attack in 2011 led Kelly to leave NASA and become...

The Latest: Mark Kelly kicks of Senate campaign

Feb. 23, 2019 5:48 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on retired astronaut Mark Kelly launching his campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is casting his Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate as a "mission for Arizona" as he kicks off his bid to finish John McCain's last term...

Lathan re-elected as GOP party chairwoman

Feb. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republicans have re-elected Terry Lathan of Mobile as state chairwoman. Lathan was re-elected Saturday as the leader of the Alabama Republican Party. Leadership elections occurred during the party's winter meeting in Birmingham. Lathan was first elected chairwoman in 2015....

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

Feb. 23, 2019 2:50 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video and widely shared on social media. The 15-minute video of the impromptu Friday meeting captures the students and Feinstein debating...

AP FACT CHECK: Undocumented GOP, Dem rhetoric on immigration

Feb. 23, 2019 10:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political fallout from President Donald Trump's push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike. Trump, as he has so often done, claimed progress on the wall that isn't borne out by what's going on along the border. In the...

Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win

Feb. 23, 2019 9:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump's signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. Students had been working on the project for years, families waiting on it for decades. But time was running out. Legislation dies in the...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 23, 2019 12:41 AM EST

Where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a...

Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post

Feb. 23, 2019 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and he has...