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O'Rourke raises just $3.6M, a big drop from last quarter

Jul. 15, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a glowing...

The Latest: Agency may move, bring jobs to 3 Western states

Jul. 15, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Bureau of Land Management headquarters moving from Washington to Colorado (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A spokesman for Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop says Colorado, Nevada and Utah could each gain about 50 federal employees as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management shifts...

Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped...

Senator: Biggest US land agency moving to Colorado

Jul. 15, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The headquarters of the U.S. government's largest land agency will move from the nation's capital to western Colorado, a Republican senator said Monday, a high-profile component of the Trump administration's plan to reorganize management of the nation's natural resources. Colorado Sen. Cory...

GOP won't fully rebuke Trump attacks on women lawmakers

Jul. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans found themselves unwilling Monday to swiftly and unequivocally rebuke President Donald Trump's attack on progressive women of color in Congress, almost ensuring no real fallout from his party in Congress. Some Republicans spoke up against Trump's suggestion that the women...

The Latest: O'Rourke's fundraising plunges in 2nd quarter

Jul. 15, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on second quarter fundraising totals (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million for his presidential campaign in the second quarter, a dramatic drop in fundraising that underscores his campaign's struggle to gain traction. The former Texas congressman...

The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against Trump

Jul. 15, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to...

NC trial looks at partisan bias after US justices won't

Jul. 15, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in the kind of political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts. Lawyers for...

Trump tweets send stinging message to countless Americans

Jul. 15, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted that four congresswomen should "go back" where they came from, Erika Almiron was reminded of the first time she heard the same comments. She was a new fourth-grader at a predominantly white Italian-Catholic school. Since then, the daughter of...

A look at the 'squad' that Trump targeted in racist tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're all women of color. Every one of them is an American citizen. And of the four members of the self-styled "squad" duly elected to the House of Representatives, only one was born outside the U.S. In racist tweets over the weekend, President Donald Trump almost certainly was...