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Warren says she won’t immediately push for Medicare for All

Nov. 15, 2019 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a “Medicare for All” plan by her third year in office. That’s a significant step away...

The Latest: Liz Cheney criticizes Trump for critical tweet

Nov. 15, 2019 11:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The No. 3 Republican in the House says President Donald Trump “was wrong” to post tweets critical of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony in the impeachment...

Cory Booker on ballot in New Hampshire, last day of filing

Nov. 15, 2019 10:46 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is on the ballot in New Hampshire, where he hopes his patience will pay off. The Democratic presidential hopeful signed up for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Friday, the final day of the filing period. Though he lags behind in polls, Booker...

Bloomberg pouring $100M in anti-Trump ad campaign

Nov. 15, 2019 8:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is deciding whether to launch a Democratic presidential bid, is pouring $100 million into an online advertising campaign attacking President Donald Trump. The campaign, which targets voters in four general election battleground states —...

For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond

Nov. 15, 2019 7:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would ultimately contribute to sweeping Democratic defeats across the country. In stepped President Barack Obama, a close friend and...

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Nov. 15, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20...

The Latest: Trump says impeachment probe hard on his family

Nov. 14, 2019 9:54 PM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at a rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family. He made the comment while in Louisiana for a rally on Thursday as he tried to energize...

The Latest: OMB official willing to testify, lawyer says

Nov. 14, 2019 9:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9 p.m. An official with the Office of Management and Budget is breaking ranks with the rest of his agency and is willing to appear in the House impeachment inquiry. Mark Sandy will testify behind...

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...

Beshear set for ‘next chapter’ as Bevin concedes in Kentucky

Nov. 14, 2019 6:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race and setting the stage for divided government in a GOP stronghold. Bevin, an ally of President Donald Trump, made the...