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Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...

Senate Republicans unveil no-tolls transportation plan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senate Republicans in Connecticut unveiled an alternative transportation plan on Thursday that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases but includes many of the same projects proposed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. The 10-year, nearly $18 billion FASTR CT initiative from the...

Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amount to ‘bribery’

Nov. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s...

Tactical edge will shift to GOP in Senate impeachment trial

Nov. 14, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been easy for majority Democrats to keep Republicans from shifting the focus of the House impeachment hearings. Yet GOP leverage to do just that will grow should the battle reach the Republican-run Senate. If the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, which seems...

10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling...

Evers asks Republicans to release homelessness funding

Nov. 14, 2019 3:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is asking the Republican leaders of the Legislature’s budget committee to release $3.7 million a year in funding to pay for programs designed to help homeless people. Evers sent a letter Thursday to the committee co-chairs, urging them to make available the...

Lawyer seeks GOP nomination in 2020 attorney general race

Nov. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who recently served on the Allegheny County Council wants the Republican nomination next year to run for Pennsylvania attorney general. Heather Heidelbaugh announced this week she’s seeking the job to fight the misuse of government money and the spread of illegal...

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Americans struggle to ID true facts

Nov. 14, 2019 3:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharply divided country, here's something many Americans agree on: It's hard to know what's a true and honest fact. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts finds that regardless of political belief, many Americans say they have a hard...

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 2:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Thursday that he will try to reclaim his old job as Utah governor. The Republican kicked off his campaign with a swing through southern Utah, reintroducing himself to voters far from capital in Salt Lake City, where he served...

GOP senators confronted Erdogan over video, participants say

Nov. 14, 2019 2:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a contentious Oval Office meeting, a band of GOP senators rebuffed the effort by Turkey’s president to depict anti-Islamic State Kurd forces as terrorists, with White House allies taking a harder line against Recep Tayyip Erdogan than did President Donald Trump. Participants...