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Wife of candidate Joe Biden to raise money in New Mexico

Jul. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is scheduled to visit New Mexico for a campaign fundraising events. The campaign said Jill Biden plans to attend fundraising events on Friday in Santa Fe and Saturday in Albuquerque. Further details were unavailable. In 2016,...

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Jul. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party. The former vice president is calling for an end to the disparity that placed stricter...

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

Jul. 23, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening up another legal front against the Democrats investigating him, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee. The lawsuit seeks an...

Louisiana governor candidate Rispone releases first TV ad

Jul. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of the Republican candidates in the Louisiana governor's race, businessman Eddie Rispone, released his first TV ad Tuesday, touting his support of President Donald Trump as his introduction to voters, rather than a more traditional biographical spot. Rispone's 30-second ad is...

Democratic group launches ad campaign targeting Trump

Jul. 23, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest outside Democratic group announced Tuesday that it will spend as much as $450,000 per week on ads aimed at weakening President Donald Trump in battleground states. Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil said the group is primarily targeting voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan,...

Environmentalists want candidates to focus on clean water

Jul. 23, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmental groups in the Great Lakes region want the 2020 presidential candidates to talk more about clean water. Groups led by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition released a five-part platform Tuesday that they'll ask the candidates to support. It seeks $475 million...

Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit

Jul. 23, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not. In an interview with The New Yorker magazine published...

Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair, so he created his own

Jul. 23, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bernie Sanders wanted to preview a speech about his signature health care plan, "Medicare for All," he did not opt for a traditional interview. Instead, he made an appearance on "The 99," his Democratic presidential campaign's in-house livestreamed show, a controlled, decidedly...

Charlotte, host of GOP convention, condemns Trump's comments

Jul. 23, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to pass a resolution calling out...

Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

Jul. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House. As vice president under Barack Obama, Biden "was just a great friend of Detroit," Duggan told The Associated Press on Monday. "He visited...