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Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

Feb. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South...

Harris: Facts unfolding in probe of alleged Smollett attack

Feb. 18, 2019 11:38 PM EST

Sen. Kamala Harris says she won't comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett until it's completed. Speaking Monday to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, during her first presidential campaign trip to the state, the U.S. senator from California says that "the...

The Latest: Klobuchar takes a 'relative' look at gun laws

Feb. 18, 2019 11:36 PM EST

The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says that she comes at gun safety legislation from the perspective of: "Would this hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand?" Appearing Monday night at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire, the 2020 Democratic presidential...

Sen. Kamala Harris says she's no democratic socialist

Feb. 18, 2019 8:04 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a potential rival for the party's 2020 nomination,...

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

Feb. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke...

Nigeria's president tells security forces to be 'ruthless'

Feb. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EST

UGHELLI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president says security forces should be "ruthless" ahead of the country's postponed election and that anyone who tries to disturb the vote "will do so at the expense of his own life." President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Monday as both Nigeria's ruling party and top...

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Feb. 18, 2019 12:48 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns. When President Joko Widodo, who is seeking a second term, asked challenger...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

The Latest: Booker talks policy, plays Pac-Man at barcade

Feb. 17, 2019 11:16 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:15 p.m. Amid music from video games and the ringing of pinball machines and the sound of cans of domestic and craft beers cracking open, Booker talked policy with local Democrats at a "barcade" in Manchester, New Hampshire. "I have done...

Booker holds back on questions about 'Empire' actor attack

Feb. 17, 2019 11:12 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The weeklong congressional recess for Presidents Day...