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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

Mar. 19, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams said Tuesday she's willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls "My two requirements," Abrams said while speaking at Vanderbilt...

Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

Mar. 19, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College. Warren told an enthusiastic audience of 500 in the state's largest city,...

Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Mar. 19, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially...

Hopes shifting as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Mar. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been calling the Russia probe a witch hunt for two years. But now, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity. Though the special counsel's findings remain unknown, Trump has grown increasingly...

NY Legislature OKs bills expanding school zone speed cameras

Mar. 19, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at improving pedestrian safety in New York City school zones by adding hundreds of traffic surveillance cameras designed to catch speeders. The Assembly and Senate easily passed legislation that approves a...

Beto O'Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit

Mar. 19, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. An animated O'Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State...

North Carolina Democrats' top administrator to step down

Mar. 19, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The veteran political activist who runs the North Carolina Democratic Party's day-to-day operations is leaving after nearly four years on the job. Party Executive Director Kimberly Reynolds announced Tuesday she would step down April 1. She said she'll stick around as a senior adviser...

Ex-Gov. McAuliffe says decision coming soon on 2020 run

Mar. 19, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he'll soon decide whether to join the sprawling field of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "I've said clearly, in the next couple of weeks, I'll make the final determination," McAuliffe said during a...

Watchdog panel votes to probe complaint over robocalls

Mar. 19, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's legislative commission on ethics said Tuesday it will investigate charges brought by Democratic Assembly members that a Republican colleague carried out a robocall scheme that sucked up public resources. The Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards voted to find...

Bernie Sanders' opening argument: I am electable. Really.

Mar. 19, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability. As he revs up his second presidential campaign, the Vermont senator and his supporters are putting his case for winning the general election at the center...