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Patrick defends corporations and capitalism in primary bid

Nov. 19, 2019 8:08 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick is centering his fledgling campaign on a defense of corporations and capitalism that puts him directly at odds with some of the party’s most progressive figures. “There is a role in the economy for private equity. You bet...

Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

Nov. 19, 2019 7:32 AM EST

ALON SHVUT, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s prime minister traveled to the West Bank on Wednesday to celebrate the U.S.’s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law. Benjamin Netanyahu called the Trump administration’s declaration, which...

Michelle Obama signs ‘Becoming’ copies on book’s anniversary

Nov. 18, 2019 8:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama marked one year since publication of her best-selling memoir at a book signing in the nation’s capital Monday. “It’s so good to meet you,” the former first lady told patrons as she signed copies of “Becoming” at a Washington, D.C.,...

Pence aide’s testimony renews focus on VP’s Ukraine role

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — He knew nothing about the Ukrainian backchannel, his aides say. He was unaware of a pull-aside meeting in Ukraine set up by a member of his own delegation, they insist. And he was in the dark about a months-long campaign to push Ukraine’s leader to investigate President Donald...

GAO: 60% of Superfund sites at higher risk in climate change

Nov. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worsening wildfires, floods and hurricanes of climate change threaten at least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites, and efforts to strengthen the hazardous waste sites are stalling in some vulnerable regions as the Trump administration plays down the threat, a congressional watchdog agency...

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

2020 Watch: Big tests loom for late entries and top tier

Nov. 18, 2019 5:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 77 Days to general election: 351 THE NARRATIVE The Democrats’ historically large presidential field is getting even larger. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s attack on diplomat, impeachment myths

Nov. 18, 2019 2:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth was lost in the first round of historic impeachment hearings as President Donald Trump launched a tweet attack on a senior U.S. diplomat that distorted reality and Republicans cried foul, claiming improper stifling of questioning that wasn’t so. Over two days, the hearings...

Reid: Iowa, NH not diverse enough to provide Dems’ guidance

Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire get to weigh in first on the Democratic presidential contest next year, but the states are not ethnically diverse enough to offer any insight into how a candidate will fare across the country, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday. “I...

Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals

Nov. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious national medals...