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In this July 28, 2015 photo, Roger Stewart working as a 911 dispatcher the Howard County Dispatch Center in Kokomo, Ind. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling for the resignation of Roger Stewart,  a newly appointed Kokomo city councilman, after anti-Muslim Facebook posts he shared on his profile were uncovered. (Tim Bath/The Kokomo Tribune via AP)

Indiana official 'sorry' for Islamophobic posts won't resign

Feb. 19, 2020 4:29 PM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana councilman whose predecessor resigned after posting Islamophobic comments online says he will not step down after he was also criticized for sharing similar views on Facebook. Roger Stewart, a member of the Kokomo Common Council, was elected last week by the Howard County...

1st McSally ad for 2020 race slams Kelly over impeachment

Feb. 12, 2020 1:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Vulnerable Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally attacks her Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, for supporting the impeachment d removal of President Donald Trump in an ad that began airing on Wednesday. McSally's first television ad of the election cycle attempts to ties Kelly to liberal...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

Feb. 4, 2020 11:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class voters' worries, saying her party is...

Rep. Ayanna Pressley boycotting Trump's State of the Union

Feb. 4, 2020 5:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is planning to boycott President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. The Massachusetts Democrat said she decided to skip Tuesday's speech in part because Trump stokes fear in people of color, women, healthcare providers, the LGBTQ community, low-income...

Charges dropped against WV pol in racist sign outburst

Jan. 27, 2020 6:06 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge dropped charges Monday against a state lawmaker who became violent over a racist display at the Capitol. Del. Mike Caputo had argued that an obscure law on “legislative immunity” shielded him from a misdemeanor battery charge for kicking a door...

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, a poll worker speaks with a voter as Minneapolis Early Voting Center opened, in Minneapolis. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will come out on top in the traditional first four voting states, early voting will allow a much broader swath of voters to play a key role in picking the nominee. In Minnesota, in-person early voting began Jan. 17. Vermont's deadline to mail out its absentee ballots was the same day. Many of the 14 Super Tuesday states will offer some form of early voting between now and mid-February. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions

Jan. 24, 2020 2:31 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are more than a week away, but millions of Americans are already free to vote. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Congressional Progressive Caucus member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and others in the Caucus, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the targeted killing of Iran's senior military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Omar is kicking off her reelection campaign Thursday Jan 23, 2020, with a massive bank account and no challengers who pose a serious threat from either party. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Rep. Ilhan Omar launches reelection bid with big advantages

Jan. 23, 2020 1:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar’s congressional career got off to a rocky start just a year ago, with her provocative remarks on Israel and Jews stirring anger across the country and raising speculation that some other Minnesota Democrat might step forward to challenge her in 2020. That was then....

FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after a private meeting with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, in Providence, R.I. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has apologized for using the word “rant” to describe U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley's remarks Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'

Jan. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word “rant” to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech about inequality and the unfinished fight for civil...

Jared Mollenkof has his photo taken after voting at the Minneapolis Early Voting Center, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Minneapolis. Mollenkof and Davis Senseman arrived the night before so they could be among the first voters in the 2020 election, when the center opened at 8 a.m. They planned to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in the state's primary. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota opens early voting in March 3 presidential primary

Jan. 17, 2020 5:16 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota voters on Friday became some of the first in the country to cast ballots in the presidential primaries as early voting began for the state's Super Tuesday contest. Eligible Minnesota voters can now vote at county courthouses across the state, and early voting stations in some...

Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley announces reelection bid

Jan. 13, 2020 1:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is running for a second term in Congress. The Massachusetts Democrat announced her reelection bid in an email to supporters Monday. Pressley, who represents the state's 7th Congressional District, said she want to continue fighting for housing justice, restructuring...