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Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

May. 19, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow...

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

May. 19, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a...

GOP's Weld says he's most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

May. 18, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign...

Galvin calls for early voting in presidential primary

May. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is pushing to allow early voting in the 2020 presidential primaries. The Democrat is urging lawmakers to approve legislation that would give Massachusetts voters five additional days to cast their ballots before the March 3 presidential...

Dem group says Trump weak on economy in 2020 battlegrounds

May. 17, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest outside Democratic group said Friday that the key to defeating Donald Trump is to focus on pocketbook issues and not fall prey to the president's efforts to tag the party as a band of socialists. Priorities USA says polling indicates voters in key battleground states like...

Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run despite GOP opposition

May. 17, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they'll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose...

Trump, de Blasio: Both look in mirror and see a president

May. 16, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He's deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers, often savaged by the city's tabloids and fights with the media that cover him. He also believes he can be elected president in 2020. That's Donald Trump. And that's Bill de Blasio. On the day when de Blasio, New York City's Democratic mayor,...

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

May. 16, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that...

NYC Mayor de Blasio announces candidacy, insults 'Con Don'

May. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. The mayor announced his run with a video released by his campaign, then headed...

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio could be latest White House hopeful

May. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to visit a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. De Blasio is scheduled to appear Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." A spokeswoman says he will travel to Iowa later in the...