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Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Aug. 22, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. He made his announcement via a video message in which he blasted...

$16 trillion Sanders climate plan builds on Green New Deal

Aug. 22, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a $16.3 trillion climate plan that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency. While the Vermont senator...

Democrat Pete Buttigieg pays a visit to Maine

Aug. 22, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) is bringing his presidential campaign to Maine. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor is appearing Thursday at a fundraiser at the State Theater in Portland. So far, Maine has seen little presidential activity, though author Marianne Williamson, a...

Gun-control group launches ad blitz for Virginia state races

Aug. 22, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A national gun-control group will target Republican state lawmakers in Virginia's suburban swing districts ahead of a pivotal election this fall. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the group Everytown for Gun Safety is beginning a digital advertising blitz that will focus on...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to announce run for 3rd term

Aug. 22, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, is set to announce Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Two people close to Inslee told The Associated Press that Inslee planned to make the announcement in an email to...

Sanders, Harris set for showdown in delegate-rich California

Aug. 22, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has promised to win the California presidential primary in March, but home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is defending her turf — putting the two on a collision course in a state both see as a critical steppingstone to the White House. Sanders' campaign...

Court: Electoral College members not bound by popular vote

Aug. 21, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution in...

AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

Aug. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as "disloyal" to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base....

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Aug. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin...

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Aug. 21, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president was...