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Bill raises bar for required petition signatures

Jul. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's acting governor has signed into law a bill that raises the threshold for required petition signatures in certain municipalities in the state. The new law signed Friday by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver went into effect immediately. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the...

Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm's work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual...

The Latest: McConnell declines to address Trump tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to address President Donald Trump's criticism of women of color in Congress. McConnell told reporters Monday he'd "address...

Sanders says Philadelphia hospital plight example of 'greed'

Jul. 15, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pointing to the planned closure of a longtime Philadelphia teaching hospital as an example of corporate greed in health care. The Vermont senator spoke Monday to a crowd of hundreds outside Hahnemann University Hospital and called...

Democratic money jitters ease after big second quarter haul

Jul. 15, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some big fundraising hauls by Democrats have eased worries that lackluster totals last quarter were a sign the party would struggle to stockpile cash for the general election fight with President Donald Trump. All campaigns have to report their second quarter fundraising totals to the...

After Supreme Court ruling, NC gerrymandering case begins

Jul. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in a political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts. Lawyers for Common Cause,...

'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in on racist tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree with me,"...

Shaheen takes in $1.9 million for second quarter

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Jeanne Shaheen raised more than $1.9 million in the latest fundraising quarter as she seeks a third term in the U.S. Senate. Shaheen's campaign says her second-quarter haul is more than any other New Hampshire candidate raised for that time period, exceeding the $1.49 million...

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

Campaign says Collins has outraised her 2014 reelection bid

Jul. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019. That's far ahead of the over $1 million Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in between June 24 and June 30. Collins campaign Monday says she has $5.4...