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Sanders: Support coal country while combating climate change

Aug. 26, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told voters in coal-producing Kentucky that it's possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it. In blunt terms rarely heard in Kentucky's political...

When they go low? Dems navigating nasty race against Trump

Aug. 26, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump told American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from. He vowed to revive a racial slur to tear down Elizabeth Warren, promoted a wild conspiracy theory linking a past political opponent to the death of a high-profile sex offender and blamed...

Correction: Election 2020-Buttigieg-Religion story

Aug. 25, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and religion, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Buttigieg's father was a former Roman Catholic priest. Buttigieg's father studied for the priesthood but was not ordained. A corrected version of the story is...

Sanders calls on McConnell to end obstructionism

Aug. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday branded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as an obstructionist for blocking Democratic efforts to reduce gun violence, bolster election security and raise the federal minimum wage. In a speech to cheering supporters in...

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump

Aug. 25, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is unfit for office and must be denied a second term. "He's nuts. He's erratic. He's cruel. He stokes...

The Latest: Sanders campaigns in McConnell's home state

Aug. 25, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' visit to Kentucky (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has traveled to Mitch McConnell's home state to brand the Senate Republican leader as an obstructionist for blocking...

Some young Americans warm to socialism, even Miami Cubans

Aug. 25, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Andy Vila's mother remembers her son as a bright, rebellious child who enjoyed Harry Potter books and dressing up as the U.S. president. But when he began to embrace the same ideology his family had fled in socialist Cuba, she pleaded in vain for him to stop his political activism. His...

The Latest: France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

Aug. 25, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A senior French official says France invited Iran's foreign minister to the venue of the G-7 summit to try to ease tensions over its nuclear program. The official said the decision to invite Jawad Zarif on...

Joe Walsh, a tea party favorite and former Illinois congressman, to challenge Trump for GOP presidential nomination

Aug. 25, 2019 9:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Walsh, a tea party favorite and former Illinois congressman, to challenge Trump for GOP presidential nomination.

Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

Aug. 25, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt? Warren, then a law professor, wasn't satisfied...