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Elizabeth Warren to hold town hall in Seattle

Aug. 20, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is hosting a town hall in Seattle. KIRO-TV reports the event is being held at WaMu theater on Occidental Avenue on Sunday. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the event will begin at 2:15 p.m. Interested parties can register online at...

White House insists fundamentals of US economy 'very strong'

Aug. 20, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway...

Julián Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Aug. 20, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has qualified for the next presidential debates, taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio earned 2% in a new CNN poll of Democratic voters. That makes him the 10th...

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Aug. 20, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Joe Biden won't be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he's skipping the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead. The former vice president wants the nation's first primary state mostly to himself as his closest competitors jockey for...

Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses

Aug. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime...

Elizabeth Warren campaigns for a 2nd day in Minnesota

Aug. 20, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is campaigning for a second day in Minnesota, the home turf of fellow candidate Amy Klobuchar and a state that President Donald Trump hopes to flip into the GOP column next year. Warren will visit Better Futures Minnesota on Tuesday. The...

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Aug. 20, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said Monday it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first...

Top US CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

Aug. 19, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

The "shareholder comes first" has for years been the mantra of the Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful CEOs in America and their thinking. The group's new principles on the role of a corporation released Monday imply a foundational shift, putting shareholders on more equal footing with...

Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native Americans

Aug. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability. "Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have...

No. 4 House Democrat issues call for impeachment inquiry

Aug. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it's time to hold him accountable. The New Mexico congressman, third in line behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a 2020 candidate...