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Taiwan president alleges Chinese electoral interference

Nov. 19, 2019 7:41 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, says Chinese attempts to interfere in the island’s presidential election campaign are happening “every day.” Tsai gave no details, but she said China was using “every means they can” to influence the Jan. 11 vote...

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates set for first debate

Nov. 19, 2019 7:37 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly is preparing to face his two challengers in a debate for the first time. Kelly, Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone are scheduled to appear at a debate at the Foley and Lardner law firm’s Madison offices over the noon hour Tuesday. The three...

Georgia at ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 7:25 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

Bernie Sanders campaign says it has gotten 4M contributions

Nov. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign says that it has received more than 4 million donations from people nationwide. During Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, he didn’t reach that number of contributions until after winning the New Hampshire primary. That’s when the...

UK leaders to square off in 1st debate of election campaign

Nov. 19, 2019 6:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn prepared to square off Tuesday in the first televised debate of this year's election campaign. The hour-long encounter offers Corbyn a chance to make up ground in opinion polls, which show his Labour Party trailing...

Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

Nov. 19, 2019 12:42 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024. But even though the former South Carolina governor left the Trump administration on her own...

Patrick defends corporations and capitalism in primary bid

Nov. 19, 2019 12:39 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick is centering his fledgling campaign on a defense of corporations and capitalism that puts him directly at odds with some of the party’s most progressive figures. “There is a role in the economy for private equity. You bet...

Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ plan reignites health care clash

Nov. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to gradually move the country to a government-funded health care system has further inflamed the debate over “Medicare for All,” likely ensuring the issue will play a significant role in this week’s Democratic presidential debate....

Prosecutors: Sheriff used political donations for himself

Nov. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a South Carolina sheriff who was indicted in April has been named in an additional round of charges. State Attorney General Alan Wilson says suspended Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was indicted on charges of using political contributions for personal needs....

Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

Nov. 18, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. By the time Trump landed back at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington a few hours later,...