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Oklahoma Democrats welcome independents to vote in primaries

Dec. 9, 2019 4:04 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma election officials say registered independents will be able to continue voting in Democratic primaries during the next election cycle. Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Monday he'd been notified by the Oklahoma Democratic Party that it will continue to allow...

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

Dec. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump. “I’m hearing very good things, including from unions and others that...

House impeachment hearing gets rancorous as lawyers testify

Dec. 9, 2019 3:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House lawyers sparred with lawmakers and each other in an acrimonious hearing Monday over the impeachment case against President Donald Trump as Democrats prepare formal charges. Democrats insisted that Trump's push to have Ukraine investigate rival Joe Biden while withholding U.S....

AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearing draws too-simple answers

Dec. 9, 2019 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debating the grounds for impeachment, Republicans said there's nothing here. Democrats said it's a slam dunk. Weighty questions about a president's alleged malfeasance and whether that merits the extraordinary step of impeachment drew some too-simple answers at a House hearing Monday...

Trial of Cambodian opposition party chief set for next month

Dec. 9, 2019 8:53 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court announced Monday that the trial on treason charges of opposition leader Kem Sokha will begin next month, more than two years after he was arrested. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court said in a statement that the trial of Kem Sokha, president of the dissolved...

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 8:04 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

Impeachment another hurdle for Democrat on GOP turf

Dec. 9, 2019 12:39 AM EST

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — In the midst of a difficult harvest slowed by muddy fields, Jeff Ampe wasn’t thinking much about elections or impeachment. When prodded on his congressman, he’s all positive: Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson, he says, has done “a good job for agriculture,...

Nadler says committee vote on impeachment possible this week

Dec. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speeding toward impeachment, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he expects a committee vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine in a bid to get an unfair advantage in U.S. elections and obstruction in the...

UK parties in final hunt for votes before Thursday election

Dec. 8, 2019 11:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's political parties embarked Sunday on a final hunt for votes ahead of this week's general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers to go to the polls. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs Thursday when voters will pass...

Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessions

Dec. 8, 2019 5:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is deeply skeptical about its calls for new concessions. The Social Democrats, the junior partner in Merkel's...