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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...

France's far right leader Le Pen says country is in a 'quagmire' 9 days before Olympics start

Jul. 17, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With nine days to the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics, France's far right leader Marine Le Pen said Wednesday that the deeply divided country is "in a quagmire” after chaotic legislative elections produced a fragmented parliament. France has been on the brink...

Lawsuit claims that delayed elections for Georgia utility regulator are unconstitutional

Jul. 17, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two groups on Wednesday sued to overturn a law extending the elected terms of Georgia's public service commissioners, saying it violates the state constitution for the five Republicans to be allowed to serve terms longer than six years. Georgia WAND Education Fund,...

Biden aims to cut through voter disenchantment as he courts Latino voters at Las Vegas conference

Jul. 17, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden is trying to shore up support among disenchanted voters key to his reelection chances as he meets Wednesday with members of a Latino civil rights organization in the battleground state of Nevada. Biden is set to deliver an address to the...

UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

Jul. 17, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. Stabilizing the U.K.’s public...

Former mayor known for guaranteed income programs launches bid for California lieutenant governor

Jul. 17, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Michael Tubbs is running for lieutenant governor of California, returning to politics four years after voters in his Central Valley hometown ousted him as one of the country's youngest mayors following his reboot of guaranteed income programs for the poor that made him a...

Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here's what to expect

Jul. 17, 2024 04:41 AM EDT

For all the usual stagecraft, the Republican National Convention that opens Monday is different from Donald Trump's previous nominating affairs. In 2016 and 2020, Trump was the underdog heading into fall and faced criticism from within his own party. This year, he will accept the...

The stepped-up security around Trump is apparent, with agents walling him off from RNC crowds

Jul. 17, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the floor of the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, vice presidential candidate JD Vance greeted and shook hands with excited delegates as he walked toward his seat. It was a marked contrast from former President Donald Trump, who entered the hall a...

North Carolina approves party seeking to put RFK Jr. on the ballot, rejects effort for Cornel West

Jul. 16, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's election board voted Tuesday to certify a political party that wants to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the state's presidential ballot this fall. The panel rejected a similar petition effort by a group backing Cornel West, citing questions about how signatures...

Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump was celebrated Tuesday at the Republican National Convention by former rivals who just months ago leveled harsh critiques about him, a show of unity that contrasts with the divisions increasingly ripping through the Democratic Party. Nikki Haley, the...