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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...

Georgia election chief says 2020 could top 5 million voters

Dec. 11, 2019 5:09 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's top elections official said Wednesday that turnout at the polls in 2020 could top the previous presidential election by more than 1 million voters. “We’re all going to be busy in November,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told more than 700 local...

Judge: South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary

Dec. 11, 2019 12:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday upheld the South Carolina Republican Party's decision not to hold a 2020 presidential primary, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. In her order, Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman wrote the...

Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump betrayed the nation

Dec. 11, 2019 9:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election. The...

Democrats' divide: Free college for all or for some?

Dec. 11, 2019 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's latest ad on college affordability was a relatively quiet one: The presidential candidate is seen explaining his plan for free public college tuition for some to a small group of nodding middle-aged voters, his measured tone hardly shifting as he takes an indirect swipe...

In South Carolina, Steyer investing in black voters

Dec. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the waning weeks before South Carolina's presidential primary, Democrat Tom Steyer is renewing his focus on the black voters who play a pivotal role in the first-in-the-South state, rolling out a proposal to improve historically black colleges and institutions. The efforts, Steyer...

Trump pays up: $2M to charities as fine for foundation abuse

Dec. 10, 2019 4:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying up after conceding that he used his charitable foundation at times as a personal piggy bank. Trump has wired $2 million to pay a court-ordered fine for misusing the Trump Foundation in part to further his business interests and 2016 presidential run, New...

A free pass for Trump? GOP presses edge in key battlegrounds

Dec. 10, 2019 2:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A full year before Election Day 2020, Republicans quietly executed a “dry run” of President Donald Trump's massive reelection machine. They activated tens of thousands of volunteers and tested phone bank capabilities and get-out-the-vote operations in every state in the...

Gabbard to skip December debate, even if she qualifies

Dec. 10, 2019 11:04 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she won’t attend this month’s Democratic presidential primary debate in Los Angeles, even if she qualifies for the event. In a Tweet on Monday the Hawaii Democrat said she would “instead choose to spend that precious time directly meeting with...

Consulting firm allows Buttigieg to release names of clients

Dec. 9, 2019 11:12 PM EST

The McKinsey & Co. consulting firm said Monday that it will allow Pete Buttigieg to identify the clients he served more than a decade ago while the Democratic presidential contender also pledged to open his fundraising events to the news media and provide the names of key fundraising organizers. The moves...