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Democratic hopefuls demur on pursuing Trump post-White House

Apr. 21, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Some Democratic contenders for president aren't saying whether they would re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to oust him from the White House in 2020. Their reluctance comes as some liberals, including fellow 2020 challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have...

At 19, Wisconsin's youngest lawmaker aiming high

Apr. 20, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In some ways, Kalan Haywood is a typical 19-year-old: His spare time is spent eating out with friends, going to movies, bowling and binge-watching Netflix. Not that Haywood has much time on his hands now that he's a state lawmaker — Wisconsin's youngest. The Milwaukee teenager's...

Some items off the table as House takes up state budget

Apr. 20, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers preparing for debate on the state's $42.7 billion budget have submitted more than 1,300 amendments to the July 1 fiscal year spending plan, but several of the more contentious issues facing the Legislature appear to be off the table — for the moment at...

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Apr. 20, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's...

The Latest: Democrats increase pressure for Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the subpoena issued by House Democrats for the full special counsel report is unnecessary. Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec says Attorney...

Big issues in dispute as Legislature approaches homestretch

Apr. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for the homestretch of the 2019 session on Tuesday, with no agreements yet on any of the big issues involving taxes and spending, while the deadline looms just four weeks away. Nevertheless, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders from...

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

Apr. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings....

The Latest: Sen. Booker says impeachment talk is premature

Apr. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker's visit to rural Nevada (all times local): 3:20 p.m. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says it's too soon to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump. Fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren urged the Democratic-controlled House...

Booker first 2020 presidential hopeful to visit rural Nevada

Apr. 19, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker became the first Democrat running for president in 2020 to campaign in rural Nevada on Friday, saying rural communities have a lot in common with inner-city dwellers who are often "talked down to" and "left behind." The parade of candidates that's already...

Rural Nevada creating a virtual presidential campaign trail

Apr. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Kimi Cole is tired of excuses from presidential candidates who say it's too expensive and time-consuming to visit areas of rural Nevada like her town of Minden, population 3,400. To get there from Washington, D.C., however, would likely mean at least a seven-hour, multi-stop...