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Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

Dec. 16, 2019 6:32 AM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Seven Democratic presidential candidates will stand on stage this week in Los Angeles, a pool of survivors who have withstood almost a year on the campaign trail, sustained attacks from rivals in both major political parties and five rounds of high-pressure debates. And while the field...

AP Exclusive: Birmingham mayor backing Biden for president

Dec. 16, 2019 6:20 AM EST

The mayor of Alabama’s largest city is endorsing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination just weeks after the vice president met with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in key early primary states. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on...

2020 Watch: Can Warren change the narrative?

Dec. 16, 2019 5:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 49 Days to general election: 323 ___ THE NARRATIVE It's the week before Christmas, and major developments are expected in the coming days on impeachment and trade....

Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues

Dec. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the...

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

Dec. 15, 2019 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday's...

Former Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher dead at 86

Dec. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EST

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died. He was 86. Hatcher died Friday night at a Chicago hospital, said his daughter, Indiana state Rep. Ragen Hatcher, a Gary Democrat. She did not provide a cause of her father's death....

Boris Johnson goes north to celebrate crushing election win

Dec. 14, 2019 3:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority in Thursday's election. Speaking to cheering supporters at a cricket club in Sedgefield...

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Dec. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is. Unusually high hopes among Democrats for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled post-Betomania landscape: a dozen Senate challengers and no clear...

Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

Dec. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. Arguments will take place in late March, and the...