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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

Mar. 19, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams said Tuesday she's willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls "My two requirements," Abrams said while speaking at Vanderbilt...

Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

Mar. 19, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College. Warren told an enthusiastic audience of 500 in the state's largest city,...

Beto O'Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit

Mar. 19, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. An animated O'Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State...

Trump: Never was, never will be fan of Sen. John McCain

Mar. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carrying a bitter personal feud beyond the grave, President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, declaring he will "never" be a fan of the Vietnam war hero and longtime Republican lawmaker who died last year of brain cancer. "I was never a fan of...

The Latest: Trump says social media firms biased against GOP

Mar. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says something should be done to make social media companies liable for their content. Speaking at a joint press conference with the president of Brazil, Trump said...

Ex-Gov. McAuliffe says decision coming soon on 2020 run

Mar. 19, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he'll soon decide whether to join the sprawling field of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "I've said clearly, in the next couple of weeks, I'll make the final determination," McAuliffe said during a...

Bernie Sanders' opening argument: I am electable. Really.

Mar. 19, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability. As he revs up his second presidential campaign, the Vermont senator and his supporters are putting his case for winning the general election at the center...

Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

Mar. 18, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue. Warren first voiced...

The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college

Mar. 18, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college, the most pointed instance of the Democratic presidential candidate opposing the polarizing mechanism the nation uses to...

'We need a million -- and quick!' Dem candidates' playbook

Mar. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, little known outside his home state, boasts he raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say they did, too. Impressive numbers, even if dwarfed by the $6 million or so reported by...