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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlowl; former Rep. Beto...

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...

O'Rourke restarting White House bid as battle against Trump

Aug. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday nearly two weeks after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, using a speech in his grieving city to try to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Donald Trump is morally unfit for a second term. The former...

AP Analysis: Moving to make immigration whiter, wealthier

Aug. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is on a course to remake the face of immigration in America in ways that would turn it whiter and wealthier. It is a dramatic editing of the American catechism welcoming "your tired, your poor, your huddled masses , yearning to breathe free," inscribed on the...

Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans

Aug. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet." The...

O'Rourke resuming presidential run with 'major' Texas speech

Aug. 14, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a "major address to the nation" from his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting killed 22 people. The Democratic...

2020 Democrats weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Aug. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nevada, with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: "He's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America's two major political parties. Trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog...

Texas Latina activist condemns hate in launching Senate bid

Aug. 12, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Latina activist in Texas launched a U.S. Senate run Monday saying hate has made people feel "they can target us on the streets" in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that police say was preceded by the gunman posting a racist, anti-Hispanic screed. Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez,...

Warren wows in Iowa as candidates' sprint to caucuses begins

Aug. 12, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chant — "2 cents, 2 cents, 2 cents" — started in the back of a crowd that packed sidewalks at the Iowa State Fair. Elizabeth Warren, basking in the spontaneous adulation of her proposed wealth tax, prompted roars with her call for the ultra-wealthy to "pitch in 2...

O'Rourke says he supports national gun licensing program

Aug. 11, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is joining a number of his Democratic presidential rivals in support of a national gun licensing program. The former Texas congressman said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that states that require gun licensing, mandate universal background checks or stop the sales...