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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

Mar. 19, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams said Tuesday she's willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls "My two requirements," Abrams said while speaking at Vanderbilt...

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Mar. 19, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by a judge...

Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

Mar. 19, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College. Warren told an enthusiastic audience of 500 in the state's largest city,...

Guatemala confirms warrant for presidential candidate

Mar. 19, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court said Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for a former Guatemalan prosecutor who is running for president. But because Thelma Aldana was formally registered Tuesday by the election board as a candidate in the June elections, under Guatemalan law she has...

O'Rourke seeks end of voter ID laws that he calls 'racist'

Mar. 19, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as...

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

Mar. 19, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, Get Thaksin." It's a bit disconcerting, since the Thaksin everyone in Thailand knows is former Prime...

New Hampshire Republicans welcome Trump primary challenge

Mar. 19, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire gave Donald Trump his first presidential primary victory. Some prominent New Hampshire Republicans aren't sure he deserves a second. Steve Duprey, who represents New Hampshire at the Republican National Committee, won't say whether he'll vote for Trump in 2020. Former...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump...

Wilson urged to speak with UTEP students before starting job

Mar. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — El Paso-area lawmakers are urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to reach out to concerned students ahead of the final vote on her nomination as the next president at the University of Texas at El Paso. Wilson announced earlier this month that she was resigning as soon as her...

Ky gov signs bill limiting Grimes' power over election board

Mar. 19, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation removing the secretary of state's power over the State Board of Elections was signed into law on Tuesday by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin — on the same day the board met. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes did not attend the meeting at the state Capitol. The seat...