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NY crafting plan to let candidates run with tax dollars

Nov. 12, 2019 7:08 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York commission is facing a deadline to come up with a $100 million plan to allow political candidates to fund their campaigns with public dollars. The Public Campaign Financing Commission has until Dec. 1 to release its plan, which becomes law unless lawmakers return to Albany to...

Chicago mayor pleads case in Springfield on casino, budget

Nov. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot crisscrossed the state Capitol Tuesday looking for help from lawmakers to make a casino feasible and shore up the city's budget, but she reported little progress. The Legislature approved a land-based casino for Chicago last spring in a major expansion...

Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

Nov. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he comes face to face with the limits of his power, confronting an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution that will play out in public and help shape how the...

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Nov. 12, 2019 7:00 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Referendum 88 was being rejected by just over 50 percent of voters with a margin of about 13,000...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Nov. 12, 2019 7:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would "destroy lives,"...

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Nov. 12, 2019 6:59 PM EST
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum.

Risks for all sides as Trump impeachment hearings swing open

Nov. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

Bolivia clashes after opposition leader assumes as president

Nov. 12, 2019 6:35 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Clashes broke out in the streets of the Bolivian capital Tuesday evening after an opposition leader in the Senate declared herself the country's interim president following the resignation of Evo Morales. Jeanine Añez assumed temporary control of the Senate late in the day,...

Probe: Contact between Trump adviser and gerrymandering guru

Nov. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EST

House Democrats investigating the origins of a proposed citizenship question for the 2020 Census said Tuesday they've found previously undisclosed communications between a Trump administration adviser and a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. Trump...