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Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

Jul. 19, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should "go back" to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has...

How to beat Trump? Dems divided as he rams race onto ballot

Jul. 19, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump's "racist" taunts at a rally the night before. "This is about dividing the country," the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized for his own handling of race , told...

Democrats questioning Robert Mueller to focus on obstruction

Jul. 19, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans' attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of President Donald...

Trump disavows 'Send her back!' chant as Omar stands defiant

Jul. 19, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene. In a week that has...

Virginia GOP House speaker pushes for another tuition freeze

Jul. 19, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia GOP House Speaker Kirk Cox says he plans to prioritize education spending if he's still in power next year. Cox announced Thursday that his goal is to see Virginia teacher pay catch up to the national average in four years. The speaker is a retired teacher and said he also...

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

Jul. 19, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden...

Trump effect the top question in Virginia's key elections

Jul. 19, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago. Last year the same energy helped Virginia Democrats knock out three incumbent...

Judge weighs new Motel 6 settlement in immigration lawsuit

Jul. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review. A federal judge is to decide Friday on the proposal increasing to $10 million the total amount available...

Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant

Jul. 18, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene. In a week...

The Latest: Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

Jul. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar says she isn't backing down in her criticism of President Donald Trump. The freshman Democrat says she's going to "continue to be a nightmare to this president because...