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Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. went back on the Utah campaign trail Thursday as he launched a bid to reclaim the governor’s title more than a decade after he left office. The Republican’s name recognition makes him a top contender. During an appearance...

Arizona Senate ad targets McSally health care vote

Nov. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A dark-money group opposing Republican Sen. Martha McSally began airing a new ad Thursday blasting her recent vote on a health care measure, the latest effort by Democrats and their allies to focus the top-tier Senate race on an issue that worked well for them in 2018. McSally has been the...

In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight

Nov. 12, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs approximately 6,700 pages and includes some 38,000 footnotes. It doesn't exactly scream Hollywood. But from an early stage, writer-director Scott Z. Burns was drawn to the...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Court will hear Bowe Bergdahl's appeal over Trump's comments

Nov. 8, 2019 10:28 AM EST

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A military court has agreed to hear an appeal by a U.S. Army soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held prisoner by the Taliban for five years. The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that the court will examine whether statements by President Donald Trump and the...

Trump picks cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA

Nov. 1, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked a cancer specialist and hospital executive to lead the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston would inherit a raft of high-profile public health issues, including leading the...

Judge dismisses defamation suit filed by ex-sheriff Arpaio

Oct. 31, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has dismissed a defamation lawsuit that the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix filed against three national media outlets. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said in his opinion Thursday that Joe Arpaio's suit failed to prove malice. Arpaio's...

Early and pricey: Trump's World Series ad an expensive pitch

Oct. 31, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign delivered a brushback pitch during the final game of the World Series with an in-your-face national TV ad more than a year before the 2020 election. The swaggering TV spot, complete with an image of Trump presiding over the weekend raid that killed the...

Harris campaign cuts headquarters staff, moves some to Iowa

Oct. 30, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest,...