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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlowl; former Rep. Beto...

Gillibrand to visit St. Louis to decry state abortion limits

Aug. 13, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is planning to hold a reproductive rights town hall in St. Louis, home of Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic. A new state law bans most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. But the restrictions have yet to take effect and...

Democratic candidates blame Trump, NRA for inaction on guns

Aug. 10, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control measures. "If most Americans insist that something...

Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump _ not each other

Aug. 10, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. Some of the loudest applause at the Wing Ding fundraiser came for...

Democrats push for buybacks, new restrictions in gun plans

Aug. 7, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are releasing new gun control plans and embracing proposals to buy back military-style weapons and ammunition after three high-profile mass shootings killed 33 people last week. Most of the Democrats running in the packed primary have routinely called for...

2020 Democrats target Trump gains in rural areas

Aug. 7, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They're flanked by hay bales on otherwise deserted fields, speak atop countertops at small-town coffee shops and tour farms far removed from city centers. Democratic presidential candidates are trying to prove they can gain ground in rural areas that swung to President Donald Trump....

NYPD judge recommends firing officer in Eric Garner death

Aug. 2, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a reckoning five years in the making, an administrative judge on Friday recommended firing a New York City police officer over the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man whose dying cries of "I can't breathe" fueled a national debate over policing, race and the use of force. The...

Poking and prodding: did CNN debate go too far?

Aug. 1, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN poked and prodded for fault lines among Democrats running for president during both nights of debates this week, and that wasn't to everyone's liking. The network took a hit on social media and among some critics for baiting candidates and provoking conflict. Drawing out differences in...

The Latest: Democrats close debate by focusing on Trump

Aug. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are closing their second primary debate by focusing on President Donald Trump. After taking on each other for more than two hours, all 10 candidates have mentioned the...

Democrats' divisions test Biden's front-runner strength

Aug. 1, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden's candidacy. The former vice president was repeatedly forced...