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Analysis: Warren has a plan to win support from black women

Nov. 22, 2019 5:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Winning black female voters? On Thursday night in Atlanta, Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed she has a plan for that. The Massachusetts senator has built a top-tier campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination largely by gathering support from progressive whites. But the contours of her...

Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

Nov. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific people of Bougainville on Saturday began voting in a historic referendum to decide if they want to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. The referendum runs over two weeks and is a key part of a 2001 peace agreement...

Biden files papers for South Carolina presidential primary

Nov. 22, 2019 5:03 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has made his presidential bid official in South Carolina. The former vice president filed his paperwork as a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary during a stop Friday at a soul food restaurant in Abbeville. Surrounded by a crush of media and lunchtime patrons...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

UK party leaders grilled by wary voters on Brexit and more

Nov. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the “Brexit election,” dominated by the country’s stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over voters more worried about the U.K.’s stuttering economy and frayed social fabric....

AP sources: Ex-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to endorse Biden

Nov. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to publicly endorse Joe Biden for president at a rally on Saturday, two people close to Biden’s campaign told The Associated Press. The former two-term governor, who served with Biden in the Obama administration as U.S. secretary of...

As impeachment swirls, Trump nods toward Pompeo Senate run

Nov. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas. Talk about a Senate run has picked up as Pompeo has come under criticism for not defending U.S. diplomats who...

Biden snares black leader’s endorsement in Buttigieg’s town

Nov. 22, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sent a message Friday to Mayor Pete Buttigieg with three endorsements from black Indiana leaders, including one from the South Bend mayor’s hometown. The moves underscore the 37-year-old mayor’s trouble connecting with black voters even as he’s...

Beshear says avoiding national politics fueled Kentucky win

Nov. 22, 2019 3:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Friday that he won in the red state of Kentucky by distancing himself from national politics and connecting with voters desperate for leaders focused more on their needs and less on “the 24-hour cable news cycle.” Beshear, who...