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Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

McConnell: Lack of civility is country’s biggest problem

Nov. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the country has a “behavioral problem” as he called on both sides of the political spectrum to defuse the anger now swirling around political debates. Speaking in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican leader said Monday...

UK leader Johnson faces questions about ties to US woman

Nov. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced new questions Monday about his relationship with an American businesswoman who allegedly received favors and public funds while Johnson was the mayor of London. Johnson’s speech Monday to U.K. business leaders ahead of Britain’s Dec. 12...

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

Catalan chief on trial over display of secessionist symbols

Nov. 18, 2019 6:11 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The regional president of Catalonia was on trial Monday for allegedly disobeying Spain’s electoral board by not removing secessionist symbols from public buildings in the northeastern region during an election campaign. Quim Torra could be declared unfit to hold public office...

2020 Watch: Big tests loom for late entries and top tier

Nov. 18, 2019 5:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 77 Days to general election: 351 THE NARRATIVE The Democrats’ historically large presidential field is getting even larger. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval...

Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop-and-frisk’ police practice

Nov. 18, 2019 1:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its...

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and boycott threats

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Soccer superstar Lionel Messi finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel on Sunday, after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again. Messi and his Argentine teammates are in...

Algeria kicks off presidential campaign, 5 candidates to run

Nov. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the country’s longtime leader, who was pushed out in April amid sustained protests. Two former prime ministers, Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune, are among those...

Patrick refuses to disavow PAC money in Dem presidential bid

Nov. 17, 2019 10:37 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick says he will not discourage potential support from political committees raising huge sums from undisclosed donors for his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that while...