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Pelosi drug bill up for House vote reflects a Trump idea

Dec. 12, 2019 12:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump said he could save Medicare billions by negotiating prescription drug prices. Thursday the House will vote on a bill by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would deliver that and much more. But Trump is not on board. The California Democrat's legislation is expected to pass...

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

Dec. 11, 2019 8:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate probe or...

No paper trail by Super Tuesday for 2nd big Tennessee county

Dec. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A second big county in Tennessee won't have paper-trail producing voting equipment that experts consider crucial for election integrity in place by the March 3 presidential primary. Knox County — anchored by Knoxville — is eyeing a change from fully electronic machines...

Bloomberg calls for 'war on poverty' on 1st California trip

Dec. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a “war on poverty” at an event in a city once known as the nation's foreclosure capital. “As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and...

Montana attorney general elected president of national org

Dec. 11, 2019 5:52 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was elected the 2020 president of the National Association of Attorneys General during its meeting this week in Washington. Fox has chosen “Transformational Leadership and Civility" as his presidential initiative, the organization announced...

Georgia election chief says 2020 could top 5 million voters

Dec. 11, 2019 5:09 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's top elections official said Wednesday that turnout at the polls in 2020 could top the previous presidential election by more than 1 million voters. “We’re all going to be busy in November,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told more than 700 local...

Klobuchar: I'll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

Dec. 11, 2019 2:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and...

Judge: South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary

Dec. 11, 2019 12:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday upheld the South Carolina Republican Party's decision not to hold a 2020 presidential primary, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. In her order, Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman wrote the...

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months. The tenacious pro-democracy movement which forced leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign after 20 years...

Pennsylvania governor says 'no' to speculation about VP

Dec. 11, 2019 10:21 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the answer is “no” to speculation that he would agree to join a Democratic presidential nominee's ticket as the pick for vice president. Wolf reiterated that stance when asked during an appearance with his wife Frances on...