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Georgia Democrats sue to overturn law allowing unlimited campaign cash, saying GOP unfairly benefits

Jul. 18, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats are suing to overturn the ability of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and others to raise unlimited political contributions and spend them on behalf of any political cause. The Democratic Party of Georgia on Thursday filed suit against the governor in...

Trump, in highly personal speech, will accept GOP nomination again days after assassination attempt

Jul. 18, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump takes the stage Thursday at the Republican National Convention to accept his party's nomination again and give his first speech since he was cut off mid-sentence by a flurry of gunfire in an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania. Trump's...

Ex-North Korean diplomat appointed a vice minister in South Korea, the highest post for any defector

Jul. 18, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Thursday appointed a former North Korean diplomat as a vice minister, the highest-level government job for any of the thousands of North Koreans who have resettled in South Korea. Tae Yongho was a minister of the North Korean...

JD Vance highlights his upbringing and lauds Trump in accepting Republican VP nomination

Jul. 17, 2024 23:27 PM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — JD Vance highlights his upbringing and lauds Trump in accepting Republican VP nomination.

Prominent Democrat Schiff calls for Biden to withdraw, but party aims to nominate before convention

Jul. 17, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday became the highest-profile Democrat to call for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the party pushed ahead with plans for a virtual vote to formally make Biden its nominee in the first week of August. ...

Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up critiques

Jul. 17, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At the edge of the cordoned-off perimeter around the Republican National Convention on Monday, hundreds of conservatives filed into the ornate home of the Milwaukee Symphony to hear a parade of luminaries talk policy and Project 2025. Project 2025 is the term for...

Selena Gomez gets her due, Netflix and FX top HBO and 2 Queen Elizabeths get nominated for Emmys

Jul. 17, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

With less overall entries due to the shortened TV season, this year's Emmy nominations probably won't spark any protest campaigns. The folks at FX should be popping bottles though for a stand-out year, with 93 nominations — including 25 nods for “Shogun” and 23 for “The Bear.” ...

Who is Usha Vance? Yale law graduate and wife of vice presidential nominee JD Vance

Jul. 17, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Usha Chilukuri Vance, Yale law graduate and trial lawyer, was thrust into the spotlight this week after her husband, JD Vance, was chosen as Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Chilukuri Vance, 38, was raised in San Diego, by Indian...

Takeaways from AP-NORC poll showing majority of Democrats want Biden to drop out

Jul. 17, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll was conducted mostly before...

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 17, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll, sharply undercutting his post-debate claim that “average Democrats” are still with him even if some...