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The Latest: Wisconsin Democrats tout redistricting plan

Jul. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Democratic bill to revamp Wisconsin's legislative redistricting process (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Democrats are trying to generate momentum for a bill that would allow civil servants rather than lawmakers draw legislative boundaries. Sen. Dave Hansen and Rep. Robyn...

Democrat Horn outpaces GOP challengers in fundraising

Jul. 16, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest campaign finance reports show Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn is continuing to outpace her Republican challengers in fundraising for a seat the GOP is targeting for 2020. Horn is the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation. She reported raising more than...

The Latest: Embattled GOP senator disagrees on Trump tweets

Jul. 16, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers of color (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A Senate Republican who is likely to face a competitive reelection race next year says he disagrees with President Donald Trump's racist tweets that suggested four...

The Latest: Senators grill Facebook on Libra and trust

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Senators are grilling Facebook on its plans to launch a new digital currency when it's still battling problems with privacy and other issues. Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally says she doesn't...

Facing censure, Trump insists 'not a racist bone in my body'

Jul. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of color return to their countries "were NOT Racist," and he appealed to fellow Republicans to "not show weakness" and to resist a House resolution...

Moran disagrees with Trump's remarks on Democratic lawmakers

Jul. 16, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

LOUISBURG, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas says President Donald Trump's suggestion that four Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to where they came was inappropriate because the women are Americans. At a town hall meeting Monday in Louisburg, Moran says he disagreed with the...

Wisconsin Democrats set to promote new redistricting plan

Jul. 16, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are planning to tout a new bill that would dramatically rework how Wisconsin draws its legislative district boundaries. Republicans redrew the lines in 2011 to consolidate supporters, helping them maintain control of both houses since then. Democratic voters filed...

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump's America

Jul. 16, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

Even before President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go back to the "broken and...

Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 16, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The...

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

Jul. 16, 2019 12:13 AM 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...