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In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. "I felt like Pete more represented my...

Poll: Military vets back Trump but many wary of his judgment

Jul. 10, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of military veterans approve of President Donald Trump's performance as commander in chief, reflecting continued support from a group that has strongly backed him throughout his presidency. Still, many veterans believe he doesn't listen enough to military leaders and they...

Trump transforms 2020 immigration debate - for Democrats

Jul. 2, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensity of President Donald Trump's hardline approach to immigration hasn't just pushed the Republican Party rightward — it's also moving Democrats in ways that are profoundly transforming the immigration debate. Gone are hopes for a big, bipartisan immigration overhaul once...

Lawmakers seek to revoke Wounded Knee medals for US soldiers

Jun. 25, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for Native Americans called Tuesday for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre. They're being supported by three members of Congress: Republican Paul Cook of California and Democrats Denny Heck of...

Biden not apologizing for remarks on segregationist senators

Jun. 20, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly criticized Biden's...

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

Jun. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala...

US troops, civilian defense workers get political reminder

Jun. 11, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan told troops and civilian workers Tuesday to avoid political displays while on the job, a reminder that comes after the White House told the Navy to keep the USS John S. McCain out of sight to avoid offending President Donald Trump during a visit to...

AP FACT CHECK: No sign of Trump-Mexico deal on farm goods

Jun. 10, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bragging about a new deal with Mexico that provides for "large" sales of U.S. farm goods, but it doesn't appear to exist. In weekend tweets, he announced in all capital letters that he had won the agreement to benefit America's "great patriot farmers," and that...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the credit and blame game

Jun. 8, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The apportioning of credit and blame went awry in President Donald Trump's remarks over the past week. He hailed pristine air quality that isn't, placed responsibility on Mexico for the entire U.S. drug problem and told Puerto Ricans they should love him because he got them hurricane aid...

Trump says top White House economist Kevin Hassett leaving

Jun. 3, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the White House's top economist is leaving soon. In a tweet Sunday night, Trump says the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett, will be departing "shortly" and praises him as having "done such a great job for me and the Administration."...