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2020 Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote

Apr. 24, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says they should and that voting is "inherent to our democracy — yes, even for...

Cuomo: Felons in prison shouldn't be allowed to vote

Apr. 24, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes giving incarcerated felons the right to vote after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced support for the idea. Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday, Cuomo said those serving prison sentences for felony crimes are still paying a debt to society...

Critics: New Hampshire primary commission is unnecessary

Apr. 24, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to promote New Hampshire's cherished first-in-the-nation presidential primary is facing some pushback at the Statehouse. Democratic Rep. Renny Cushing's bill would create a commission to "celebrate and safeguard" New Hampshire's tradition of holding the earliest presidential...

Russia offers Ukrainians in conflict zones quick citizenship

Apr. 24, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite citizenship applications from Ukrainians who live in parts of Ukraine held by Russia-backed separatists, a move that could hold back a peace process to end years of bloodshed. The decree, which was published on the...

Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

Apr. 24, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in 2000 that...

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...

Castro's sluggish 2020 start tests strategy for high office

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016. But signs of an upward trajectory have been hard to spot in his...

Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes

Apr. 24, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and his political rival said on Wednesday they were not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking voters. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition...

Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

Apr. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in 2000 that...

Pence to visit Michigan to tout trade deal, raise money

Apr. 23, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Michigan to tout the new North American trade agreement and to raise money for President Donald's Trump re-election campaign. Pence will have three events in the Detroit area Wednesday. He will first participate in a fundraiser in Detroit for Trump...