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Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick. The president's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that he was "so over paper straws. #LiberalProgress." He said liberals...

California lawmakers consider new rules for political ads

Jul. 13, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Elections come and go, but the season for political advertising sometimes seems to never end. Facebook users in California, for example, may have noticed ads in recent months showing a woman with duct tape over her mouth and text that warns: "Legislators are leaving sexual assault...

Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

Jul. 2, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag. Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which...

Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters

Jul. 2, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over...

The Latest: Trump kicks off 2020 bid by airing grievances

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally that focused more on settling scores than on laying out his agenda for a second term. On Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida,...

US blames Iran for attacks on 2 tankers near Persian Gulf

Jun. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of "provocative actions" that have sharply raised tensions in the region. A U.S. assessment of Iran's...

Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital ads

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats wage a wide open primary , President Donald Trump is blanketing battleground states with online advertising that could help set the narrative heading into the 2020 campaign. The blitz of ads run recently in states including Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania...

Reports: Justice Dept. preparing antitrust probe of Google

Jun. 1, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google's business practices and whether they violate antitrust law, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online search...

Ex-Roger Stone aide testifies on WikiLeaks before grand jury

May. 31, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone testified about WikiLeaks before a federal grand jury Friday in an investigation related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Andrew Miller testified for about two hours after losing a months-long legal battle to have the subpoena...

2020 preview? Feud flares up between Joe Biden, Donald Trump

May. 29, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on Trump...