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In vastly white Iowa, black Dems poised to play a 2020 role

May. 27, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation. "There is...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets

May. 27, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed...

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

May. 26, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

May. 23, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state's voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign. Barely half of Republicans casting votes Tuesday chose to support...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

May. 23, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 21, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems

May. 21, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket." Pete Buttigieg used Fox News' own air to criticize two of its most popular personalities. Whether...

The Latest: Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania

May. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden "deserted" Pennsylvania. Trump and Biden have made Pennsylvania front and center in the efforts to win the...