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Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

Apr. 17, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate's votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data. With 16 missed votes of the 77 that the Republican-controlled Senate have held in...

2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke releases 10 years of tax returns

Apr. 15, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday released 10 years of his tax returns, with the most recent filing showing that he and his wife earned more than $360,000 in income. Encompassing 2008 through 2017, the hundreds of pages of returns show that the former Texas...

US terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect

Apr. 15, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended early next month. The Guard's formal designation as a...

US labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization

Apr. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in the...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

Apr. 7, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Officials informed...

The Latest: Beto O'Rourke says he's focused on White House

Apr. 6, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Beto O'Rourke says he hasn't thought about running for Senate in Texas if his White House bid is unsuccessful, and wants to focus fully on winning the Democratic presidential nomination. O'Rourke tells The Associated Press while campaigning in Des...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 5, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, which included April Fool's Day. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: Minimum wage of $19 at LaGuardia...

O'Rourke, Sanders vie for same young voters in 2020 campaign

Apr. 4, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One's 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont, who exudes a curmudgeonly grumpiness and bursts with detailed policy proposals. The other's a boyish 46-year-old native of...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke misleads on young voter turnout

Apr. 2, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has said in recent weeks that his visiting all 254 counties in Texas during his failed Senate bid last year helped boost the state's voter turnout. That may be, but he's giving the wrong numbers on how much turnout among young people increased. Since joining the...

Correction: Election 2020--Beto O'Rourke story

Apr. 1, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story March 31 about a Beto O'Rourke campaign rally, The Associated Press reported erroneously that O'Rourke spoke to a rally in his native Spanish. O'Rourke is not a native Spanish speaker. A corrected version of the story is below: O'Rourke champions US-Mexico border during...