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Democratic candidates unite against Trump but little else

Dec. 13, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic White House hopefuls agree President Donald Trump must be defeated next year. But the unity ends there. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, are locked in an increasingly acrimonious feud that threatens to change the tone of...

Wisconsin judge hears challenge to 234K voter registrations

Dec. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge will consider Friday whether to immediately toss out the registrations of up to 234,000 voters in a lawsuit brought by conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state. At issue is whether the state elections...

Eyeing 2020, House empowers Medicare to negotiate drug costs

Dec. 12, 2019 3:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors. The vote along party lines was 230-192. Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill would cap Medicare...

Warren slams moderate rivals, laying bare ideological divide

Dec. 12, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren lashed out Thursday at her moderate Democratic rivals seeking the White House, accusing them of naively accepting Republican calls for unity rather than standing up to the rich while too quickly bending to the whims of their own wealthy donors. The Massachusetts...

Klobuchar: I'll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

Dec. 11, 2019 2:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and...

Judge: South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary

Dec. 11, 2019 12:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday upheld the South Carolina Republican Party's decision not to hold a 2020 presidential primary, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. In her order, Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman wrote the...

Democrats' divide: Free college for all or for some?

Dec. 11, 2019 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's latest ad on college affordability was a relatively quiet one: The presidential candidate is seen explaining his plan for free public college tuition for some to a small group of nodding middle-aged voters, his measured tone hardly shifting as he takes an indirect swipe...

Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally

Dec. 11, 2019 3:21 AM EST

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process “impeachment lite” and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020. Trump's visit to Pennsylvania...

Trump pays up: $2M to charities as fine for foundation abuse

Dec. 10, 2019 4:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying up after conceding that he used his charitable foundation at times as a personal piggy bank. Trump has wired $2 million to pay a court-ordered fine for misusing the Trump Foundation in part to further his business interests and 2016 presidential run, New...

2020 newcomer Bloomberg stepping onto international stage

Dec. 9, 2019 5:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, but he is already making his first foreign trip as a presidential candidate. The Democrat will appear Tuesday at a United Nations global climate conference in Madrid, where he'll share the results of his...