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Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 12:20 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed Wednesday in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry of...

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate

Nov. 21, 2019 12:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency vied for advantage Wednesday night in a debate just over two months before the primary voting begins. How some of their claims from Atlanta stack up with the facts: BERNIE SANDERS: “What the scientists are telling us is if we don’t get...

NBC’s issues aren’t addressed despite candidates’ letter

Nov. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after four Democratic presidential candidates called on NBC News to support an independent investigation into its handling of sexual misconduct, the issue remained offstage at Wednesday's debate on MSNBC. The #MeToo movement was brought up in only one question, and not to a candidate...

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

Nov. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate Wednesday night. Civil in tone, mostly cautious in approach, the forum did little to reorder the field and may have given encouragement to two...

The Latest: Biden flubs reference to black female senator

Nov. 20, 2019 11:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): ___ 11:05 p.m. Joe Biden has incorrectly said during the Democratic presidential debate that he has the support of the “only African American woman ever elected to the Senate.” That drew a response from...

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democrats controlling the panel conducting the impeachment inquiry have killed five Republican attempts to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, including the anonymous intelligence...

Google reins in political advertising

Nov. 20, 2019 7:46 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored for...

Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters

Nov. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states....

GOP Navajo Nation member joins US Senate race in New Mexico

Nov. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Elisa Martinez, a Latina Republican and member of the Navajo Nation, announced Wednesday she is joining the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico, potentially upending a contest Democrats had considered safe. Speaking to supporters at an Albuquerque hotel, Martinez said...

Bolivian interim leader proposes new elections as toll rises

Nov. 20, 2019 6:00 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim president sent a bill on holding new elections to congress Wednesday amid escalating violence that has claimed at least 30 lives since a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the subsequent resignation and exile of former leader Evo Morales. Officials...