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Houston voters set to pick mayor, City Council in runoff

Dec. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in Houston are heading to the polls Saturday for runoffs in municipal elections, including for mayor. Democrat and incumbent Sylvester Turner is favored over challenger Tony Buzbee, a millionaire trial lawyer, after the two gathered the most votes in a 12-candidate general election...

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 12:57 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

Dec. 14, 2019 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists. As the uncertain politics of the effort to...

Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

Dec. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900. It is also where Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic...

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

Dec. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state. The judge sided with three voters...

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

Dec. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it. The Democratic National Committee said it is trying to come up with an...

Trump calls impeachment vote 'an embarrassment' to nation

Dec. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned up...

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: 'Hoax'

Dec. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

After UK election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

Dec. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a tumultuous tenure in office, a controversial candidate expanded his grip on power, surpassing a weak opponent and drawing support from unlikely pockets of voters. That’s what happened Thursday in Britain, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party claimed a...

Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

Dec. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans. “I...