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Democrats clash in 2020's opening debate, aiming at Trump

Jun. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Democrats face off in a prime-time fight Wednesday night in the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, the unofficial starting line for the party's quest to wrest the White House from Donald Trump and deny him a second term. While the crowded field has been courting voters in key...

Montana official uses border trip to promote campaign

Jun. 26, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is using his recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to promote his campaign for governor, but state Department of Justice officials maintain the visit was for official business and won't seek reimbursement for the costs from the campaign. The agency paid...

Editorials from around New York

Jun. 26, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Wall Street Journal on the 2020 Election June 25 The Democratic presidential candidates open their primary debate season Wednesday night in Miami with an historic opportunity: They have an excellent chance to retake the White...

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'

Jun. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of...

'May the best woman win:' Record number in Democratic field

Jun. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates taking the stage to kick off the primary debates include more women than ever before, six contenders challenging assumptions that voters and pundits may have about what presidential leadership looks like. Their vision for the country and their leadership...

Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates

Jun. 26, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation online...

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Sanders video highlights lack of Reno affordable housing

Jun. 26, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released an online campaign video spotlighting the lack of affordable housing in Reno. The Vermont senator's campaign released a video Wednesday featuring interviews with a northern Nevada tenant rights activist, footage of a Sanders...

Republican Downing announces run for Montana state auditor

Jun. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican Troy Downing says he'll run for the open state auditor's office now that the incumbent, Matt Rosendale, is campaigning for U.S. House. Downing made the announcement Wednesday in a Facebook post . It's the 52-year-old military veteran's second campaign for office after...

Edelen: Tough primary will make Beshear a better candidate

Jun. 26, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vanquished gubernatorial hopeful Adam Edelen is predicting that his primary campaign attacks will make Andy Beshear a tougher nominee in the Democrats' quest to unseat Kentucky's Republican governor in November. Beshear and Edelen downplayed their bitter spring rivalry as they...