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Pressley breaks with 'The Squad,' backs Warren for president

Nov. 6, 2019 2:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is endorsing home-state Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign — breaking with other members of "The Squad," who backed Bernie Sanders. Three other freshman women of color, Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria...

Trump Jr claims JFK wouldn't fit in modern Democratic Party

Nov. 5, 2019 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. claimed Tuesday that the modern-day Democratic Party has moved so far left it would have rejected President John F. Kennedy as an "alt-right, neo-Nazi terrorist." The president's son launched the broadside against Democrats during an interview on Fox News to promote his...

Rep. Pressley in no rush to endorse in Democratic primary

Nov. 4, 2019 6:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she's being courted by top party candidates for president for her endorsement. But unlike her fellow members of the "squad" — four Democratic freshmen female representatives of color who have been sharp critics of President Donald Trump...

Ocasio-Cortez apologizes to critic blocked on Twitter

Nov. 4, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she is sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her. In a statement, the Democrat said she had reconsidered her decision, as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit that Dov Hikind...

2020 Watch: The questions that will define the week ahead

Nov. 4, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. Here's what we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 91 Days to general election: 365 THE NARRATIVE: A new, turbulent phase of the Democratic primary has begun after Beto O'Rourke's sudden decision to leave the race...

Facebook clarifies Zuckerberg remarks on false political ads

Oct. 24, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

Facebook reiterated its policy of not removing misleading or bogus political ads Thursday, clarifying its own policies after CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered Congress confusing and sometimes incomplete testimony on the subject. On Wednesday, in response to questions from House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine...

Schumer proposes $462 billion car swap - gas for electric

Oct. 24, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats' climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade. Schumer's rebate...

'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...

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president

Oct. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president. The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of "The Squad" on Tuesday. The endorsements are a major boon for the 78-year-old Vermont senator, who has faced questions over his health since suffering a...

White House: Trump condemns violent parody, hasn't seen it

Oct. 14, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump "strongly condemns" a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, the White House said Monday. But his press secretary said he hadn't yet watched the two-minute clip. The video, which...