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Former Arkansas lawmaker changing plea in corruption case

Jun. 24, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is also the governor's nephew is expected to change his plea to federal charges he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses, according to a court document filed Monday. A change of plea hearing was...

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Jun. 24, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base . By canceling...

Jay Inslee: End government partnership with fossil fuels

Jun. 24, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry. That would involve everything from ending tax breaks for oil companies to banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and beneath federal waters. It's the latest proposal...

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

Jun. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most...

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizens

Jun. 24, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

Weighing in on immigration before first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president and Democratic polling leader introduced some of his immigration...

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Jun. 24, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, challenging him to face public scrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the...

New phase in 2020 presidential race tests Dems' aggression

Jun. 24, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The unwritten rules that have so far prevented the Democratic presidential contest from devolving into all-out conflict are about to be tested. The early front-runner , former Vice President Joe Biden, has so far fended off the relatively gentle wrath of his rivals. The shortcomings of his...

Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

Jun. 24, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency." The new...

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

Jun. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump. He was...

TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscape

Jun. 23, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina this weekend along with the brightest of political spotlights trained on the party in the South's first primary state. Here are some takeaways as the primary contest shifts to the first debates this week: BIDEN...