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Booker tax returns show income drop, high charitable giving

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker released 10 years of tax returns Wednesday, showing his income plunged last year but he remained generous toward charity. Booker reported income of $152,715 in 2018 for his salary as a U.S. senator from New Jersey. He paid $22,781 in...

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors. Those new allegations are...

White presidential hopefuls face 'woke litmus test' on race

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had...

Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary. The same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

In NH, Democrats question whether Harris willing to woo them

Apr. 23, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris made her first trip to New Hampshire, she attracted an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,000 people who braved a treacherous February snowstorm to see the person vying to become America's first black female president. But as the California senator returns to...

Dem leaders stress more Trump probes, downplay impeachment

Apr. 22, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

Apr. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is she one of only two...

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Apr. 20, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's...

The Latest: Mueller team dissatisfied with Trump's responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In...