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AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Facts missing from American democracy

Nov. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time when many Americans say they're struggling to distinguish between fact and fiction, the country is broadly skeptical that facts underlie some of the basic mechanisms of democracy in the United States — from political campaigns to voting choices to the policy decisions...

Former sheriff pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Nov. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Virginia has pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges. News outlets report former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe entered the plea Tuesday in federal court. He and codefendant Gerard Boyle are accused of engaging in a quid pro quo relationship for 12 years. Boyle...

UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter switch during debate

Nov. 20, 2019 8:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn....

7 key questions heading into the 2020 Democratic debate

Nov. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction from the...

Tennessee governor’s communications director to leave post

Nov. 20, 2019 4:54 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s top communications official will be leaving his post at the end of the year. According to The Tennessean, Lee communications director Chris Walker will step down Dec. 31 to return to the private sector. Walker joined the administration after working...

Deval Patrick takes nascent 2020 campaign to South Carolina

Nov. 19, 2019 9:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networking event when they were told the newest 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, Deval Patrick, would be stopping by to introduce himself. When Patrick...

Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stage attacks in an effort to stall his momentum. The debate in Atlanta marks the first time Buttigieg...

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

Nov. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate that likely failed to answer the question troubling many voters: Why should we trust you? The two...

Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

Nov. 19, 2019 5:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger Jill Karofsky suggested Tuesday that Justice Daniel Kelly is corrupt because he repeatedly rules in favor of conservative groups, saying it makes no sense that the law could be on their side all the time. Karofsky made the remarks at the...

The Latest: Karofsky suggests court incumbent is corrupt

Nov. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the three Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates’ first debate (all times local): 2:05 p.m. State Supreme Court challenger Jill Karofsky is suggesting incumbent Justice Dan Kelly is corrupt. Karofsky made the implications during the candidates’ first debate...