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Democrats urge FBI probe of spa owner offering Trump access

Mar. 18, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate a Trump campaign donor who is the founder and onetime owner of a spa that has been implicated in a human-trafficking ring. In a Friday letter to the FBI, Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary and intelligence panels wrote that reports...

'We need a million -- and quick!' Dem candidates' playbook

Mar. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, little known outside his home state, boasts he raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say they did, too. Impressive numbers, even if dwarfed by the $6 million or so reported by...

Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

Mar. 18, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator. Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for joining Fox,...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

Mar. 18, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to diverge dramatically from the long list of quirky candidates of the past who have drawn attention to their...

Other 2020 Dems begin sharpening criticism of Beto O'Rourke

Mar. 17, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense at the...

Biden's verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats' cheers

Mar. 17, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he has...

The Latest: Biden's verbal slip draws Democrats' cheers

Mar. 17, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times Eastern): 9:05 p.m. A slip of the tongue by former Vice President Joe Biden might suggest he's leaning toward running for the White House again. In a keynote speech at a Saturday dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted that he has...

Left or center? Democrats mull best options to beat Trump

Mar. 16, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O'Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic presidential primary. "I know a lot of people who don't want to vote for Donald Trump but don't...

Beyond veto: Trump seeks more workarounds to avoid Congress

Mar. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first veto was more than a milestone. It signals a new era of ever perilous relations between the executive and legislative branches of government. Trump's agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the start of the year and he...

The Latest: Trump issues 1st veto, on border resolution

Mar. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting an effort by Congress to block the emergency declaration he had used to try to shake...