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No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

Sep. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own. His lack of any ample base of support, even among his fellow millennials, is a...

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Sep. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the...

Plymouth State lecture series explores campaign issues

Sep. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A lecture series at Plymouth State University will explore some of the key issues facing voters ahead of the next presidential election. The free Saul O Sidore Lecture Series starts Tuesday, with other sessions set for Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. The first speaker will be sociologist Alison...

Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats

Sep. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

Biden on racism: Whites 'can never fully understand'

Sep. 15, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — At a black church known nationally for the white supremacist violence that occurred there more than a half-century ago, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday declared the current era of racial tensions a defining national crucible on par with the civil rights...

California lawmakers tackled health care, wildfire costs

Sep. 14, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings and expanding health care to young immigrants living in the country illegally. That's on top of efforts...

Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you

Sep. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn. The 28-year-old Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, didn't vote in 2016, and she wasn't even registered to vote in the state. But there she was on Monday, standing in line for hours in the 90-degree heat waiting to enter President Donald...

Sanders to take a break from campaigning to rest his voice

Sep. 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is canceling some campaign events to rest his voice. His campaign said Saturday that Sanders will return home following his appearance on Sunday at the College of Charleston's "Bully Pulpit" series. Three campaign events and appearances by...

Warren promises state Democrats she'll focus on the issues

Sep. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised fellow Massachusetts Democrats at their annual state convention Saturday that in her quest for the White House, she'll keep fighting on the issues that first propelled her into Senate. Defeating President Donald Trump is critical, Warren said,...

Biden's 'record player' just 1 of his vintage references

Sep. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

Joe Biden's suggestion that parents leave a record player on to teach their babies better vocabulary was a head-scratching (needle-scratching?) moment in Thursday's debate. But it was hardly the first time the 76-year-old Biden has busted out a vintage reference that reveals his age and leaves some in the...