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White presidential hopefuls face 'woke litmus test' on race

Apr. 24, 2019 9:40 AM 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...

House Democrats wrestle with White House over investigations

Apr. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the...

The Latest: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 4 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census,...

Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

Apr. 23, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the...

The Latest: Mnuchin seeks more time on Trump tax request

Apr. 23, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations of the Trump administration (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is asking for more time to respond to House Democrats' request for President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mnuchin says in a letter to House Ways and Means...

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...

Hillary Clinton: Mueller report is beginning, not the end

Apr. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's report is only the beginning of a reckoning on election meddling, not the end, and "raises some serious questions," Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. The former Democratic presidential candidate stopped short of calling for immediate impeachment proceedings,...

Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census

Apr. 23, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census in a case that could affect American elections for...

Florida voter turnout in 2018 buoyed by youth, Hispanics

Apr. 23, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Voter turnout in Florida jumped to more than 52% in last year's midterm elections from almost 45% in the 2014 midterm races, buoyed by increased ballot-casting by young voters and Hispanics, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday. But even though the swing state had...

Proposal would require Maine students learn about Holocaust

Apr. 23, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering a bill designed to require students to learn about the Holocaust. Democratic Sen. Louie Luchini of Ellsworth introduced the bill, which received a public hearing before a legislative committee Monday. Luchini says it's time for Maine to join the less...