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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

Dec. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown....

Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rally

Dec. 14, 2019 9:51 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied Saturday in the nation's capital in one of the largest political demonstrations in recent years. The crowd, which gathered mostly on an elevated walkway connecting malls and mass...

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Dec. 14, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House...

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Dec. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is. Unusually high hopes among Democrats for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled post-Betomania landscape: a dozen Senate challengers and no clear...

Main Polish opposition party picks presidential candidate

Dec. 14, 2019 7:14 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform, chose lawmaker and deputy parliament speaker Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska as its presidential candidate at a party congress on Saturday. Kidawa-Blonska will be facing the popular conservative incumbent, President Andrzej Duda,...

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 12:57 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

Dec. 14, 2019 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists. As the uncertain politics of the effort to...

Kansas Sen. Moran: Undecided but echoing GOP on impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 9:02 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran said Friday that he hasn't decided how he would vote on removing President Donald Trump from office but followed those comments up by criticizing the Democratic-led House's impeachment process. Moran's statement declared that he does not support the...

Nevada GOP to vote Feb. 22 on endorsing Trump for president

Dec. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party's governing members have scheduled a February vote to endorse Donald Trump as their nominee for president in lieu of a nominating caucus. The party's executive director Will Sexauer said Friday that the state GOP's central committee will vote at a Feb. 22...

Fractured Louisiana House GOP holds closed-door speaker vote

Dec. 13, 2019 6:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A majority of Republicans in the Louisiana House have voted to back a Livingston Parish lawmaker for the chamber's top job. Rep. Sherman Mack, a lawyer from Albany, won a majority of the votes in a closed-door meeting held by the House Republican delegation Friday, the delegation...