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Kennedy and West third-party ballot drives are pushed by secretive groups and Republican donors

Jul. 16, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Libertarians in Colorado want to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot to create chaos. Petition drives for Cornel West in Virginia and North Carolina are being run by groups with Republican ties. And in Arizona, a convicted fraudster who's been...

President Joe Biden says it was a 'mistake' to say he wanted to put a 'bull's-eye' on Donald Trump

Jul. 15, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told NBC News in an interview Monday that it was a “mistake” to say he wanted to put a “bull's-eye” on Republican nominee Donald Trump, but argued that the rhetoric from his opponent was more incendiary while warning that Trump remained a threat to...

Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up critiques

Jul. 15, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At the edge of the cordoned-off perimeter around the Republican National Convention on Monday, hundreds of conservatives filed into the ornate home of the Milwaukee Symphony to hear a parade of luminaries talk policy and Project 2025. Project 2025 is the term for...

Georgia Democrats file challenges to keep Kennedy and others off presidential ballot

Jul. 15, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats are challenging efforts to place Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and three other candidates on the state's presidential ballots, part of a nationwide effort to block candidates who could siphon votes from incumbent President Joe Biden. While Democrats,...

America's toxic political climate faces calls to 'tone it down' after assassination attempt on Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Tone it down!” That was the plea from one Republican congressman as he came to grips with the assassination attempt against Donald Trump at a political rally in the Butler Farm area where he grew up. “I am in a state of bewilderment of how...

Biden to return to trail this week, Democrats will resume campaigning Tuesday after pause following Trump rally attack

Jul. 14, 2024 18:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden to return to trail this week, Democrats will resume campaigning Tuesday after pause following Trump rally attack.

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Jul. 13, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix pastor the Rev. Warren H. Stewart Sr. has had countless discussions this election season with fellow Black men on the economy, criminal justice, immigration and other issues dominating the political landscape in their battleground state of Arizona. But never abortion. ...

Deeply Democratic Milwaukee wrestles with hosting Trump and the Republican National Convention

Jul. 13, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee loves its Miller Beer, Brewers baseball and “ Bronze Fonz ” statue. The deepest blue city in swing state Wisconsin, Milwaukee also loves Democrats. So it can be hard for some to swallow that Milwaukee is playing host to former President...

Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust

Jul. 13, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

Conservative groups are systematically attempting to challenge the legitimacy of large numbers of voter registrations across the country before the presidential election. The strategy is part of a wider effort raising questions about the integrity of this year's election as former...

Steve Garvey visited Israel, but will it win over California voters in Senate race against Schiff?

Jul. 13, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Looking to boost his longshot bid for one of California's U.S. Senate seats, Republican Steve Garvey traveled to Israel last month searching for room to run against U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff — a Jewish Democrat known for his support of America's key ally in the Middle...