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'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Democrats' 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton

Oct. 22, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

Some Democrats are putting up caution signs for Hillary Clinton as she wades back into presidential politics by casting 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard as a "Russian asset," mocking President Donald Trump's dealings with a foreign leader and drawing counterattacks from both. Bernie Sanders, who lost the 2016...

Rioting erupts as Bolivia says Morales near outright win

Oct. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's electoral authority announced Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader's opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count. Crowds burned the offices of the...

Trump viewed Ukraine as adversary, not ally, witnesses say

Oct. 21, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind closed doors, President Donald Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: "They tried to take me down." The president, according to people familiar with testimony in the House impeachment investigation, sees the Eastern European ally, not Russia, as responsible for the interference...

Pence spars with Biden over administration's trade record

Oct. 21, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

DURYEA, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence headed to the presidential battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday to tout a pending trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, and in the process sparred with Joe Biden over the Trump administration's record on trade. Pence visited a high-tech glass maker near...

Cory Booker, Yankees fan, seeks support in Red Sox territory

Oct. 21, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Yankees fan, worked to whip up support for his presidential bid by venturing into the heart of rival Red Sox territory — a sports bar across from Fenway Park. On Monday, Booker told backers at the fundraising event that fellow Democratic presidential...

Pence spars with Biden over administration's trade record

Oct. 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

DURYEA, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is sparring with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over the Trump administration's trade record. Pence visited a high-tech glass factory near Scranton on Monday and called on Democrats in Congress to allow a vote on a pending trade deal with Mexico and...

Secretary of state nominees differ on expanding early voting

Oct. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates for secretary of state said Monday that they have different ideas about whether Mississippi should change its laws to expand early voting. Under current Mississippi law, absentee voting is limited to people who have a temporary or permanent disability, are at least 65...

Ex-CEO and ex-prisoner Blankenship making presidential bid

Oct. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal executive and ex-federal prisoner Don Blankenship says he'll seek the Constitution Party's presidential nomination next year. West Virginia Constitution Party chairman Jeffrey-Frank Jarrell says Blankenship made the announcement Saturday during the party's national...

Klobuchar tries to turn debate spotlight into momentum

Oct. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Several days removed from a marathon Democratic presidential debate, Amy Klobuchar was still feeling an afterglow. On the debate stage, the Minnesota senator repeatedly hit Elizabeth Warren for failing to level with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious policy proposals,...