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Bloomberg calls for 'war on poverty' on 1st California trip

Dec. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a “war on poverty” at an event in a city once known as the nation's foreclosure capital. “As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and...

Sanders gets pushback on health care from some union workers

Dec. 10, 2019 9:52 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders faced some pushback Tuesday from members of Nevada’s powerful Culinary Union who don’t want to give up their existing health insurance under his Medicare for All plan. Sanders, appearing before about 350 union workers in Las Vegas, explained his plan, which...

GOP stalwart donor says he'll pay Trump rally security tab

Dec. 10, 2019 1:48 PM EST

The Republican Party's failed candidate for governor in Pennsylvania last year says he'll pick up the tab for municipal police to provide protection for President Donald Trump’s rally in Hershey on Tuesday after residents complained about picking up the $20,000 tab for Trump rallies in 2016 and 2017....

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

Biden endorsed by 3 former Nevada Democratic party chairs

Dec. 6, 2019 1:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked up endorsements from three former chairs of the Nevada Democratic party, his campaign announced Friday. The backing from Roberta Lange, Adriana Martinez, and Sam Lieberman adds to Biden's support from a number of prominent Democrats in the state....

Former envoy: Putin likely ‘joyful’ about Ukraine theory

Dec. 5, 2019 9:32 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former ambassador to Russia said Vladimir Putin is likely “joyful” about the renewed prominence of a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election, which experts consider Russian disinformation....

Biden scrap with voter risks overshadowing critique of Trump

Dec. 5, 2019 6:37 PM EST

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden sought to capitalize on President Donald Trump's icy reception from world leaders by portraying himself on Thursday as someone who is well versed in foreign affairs and can restore American prestige abroad. But his moves risked being overshadowed by a testy confrontation...

Richard Bryan, ex-senator and Nevada governor, backs Biden

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Richard Bryan, a former U.S. senator and Nevada governor, said Wednesday that he's endorsing Joe Biden for president in 2020, giving the former vice president the backing of one of the biggest names in the state’s Democratic circles. Bryan told The Associated Press in an interview...

New Mexico governor endorses increased pension contributions

Dec. 3, 2019 9:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham threw her political weight behind a public pension reform proposal Tuesday that would increase retirement contributions by taxpayers and most state and local government workers. In a statement, Lujan Grisham announced her endorsement of a...

Biden steps up hits on Buttigieg, Warren over health care

Dec. 3, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking aim at Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren during an eight-day tour of Iowa that the former vice president hopes will help him gain ground in the state that holds the first presidential caucus. Biden argued Tuesday that Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend,...