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Biden evokes '68, asks: What if Obama had been assassinated?

Aug. 23, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008? Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F....

Candidate: Michigan city should be as white 'as possible'

Aug. 23, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white "as much as possible." Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in...

2020 Democratic field: Narrowing but unwieldy, unpredictable

Aug. 23, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination. Three candidates dropped out of the race over the last two weeks, and several others could soon follow. What remains will be a historically...

The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting

Aug. 23, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 2:35 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris is getting a rousing hometown welcome at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in San Francisco. Harris is looking to California as a...

Ojeda says medical records leak derailed congressional bid

Aug. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records. The former Democratic state senator and one-time presidential hopeful filed suit against the VA on...

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Aug. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast on Thursday,...

Councilor gets probation in campaign finance fraud case

Aug. 23, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport city councilor who had faced up to six months in prison on campaign finance violations has instead been sentenced to probation. The Connecticut Post reports that Bridgeport Councilor Ernie Newton was sentenced to 18 months of probation this week after pleading guilty....

Complaint filed against house speaker over reimbursements

Aug. 23, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An ethics complaint accuses Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon of "blatantly, deliberately, and repeatedly" violating campaign finance laws by making political contributions and then receiving reimbursements from her leadership political action committee. Former Republican state Sen. Ed...

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Aug. 23, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, the majority say they'd prefer building on "Obamacare" to expand coverage instead of a...

Trump: I'll visit North Carolina for congressional candidate

Aug. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll campaign in North Carolina for the Republican nominee in a special election for the country's last unfilled congressional seat from the 2018 races. Trump tweeted he would soon come to the state for a "big rally" for state legislator Dan Bishop of...