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Ex-Gov. Weld likely not the last primary challenge to Trump

Feb. 15, 2019 3:46 PM EST

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against President...

Democrats to launch new voter database with Dean at the helm

Feb. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is declaring a major victory ahead of the 2020 presidential election, with the help of one of his most well-known predecessors. Howard Dean, the one-time presidential candidate, former Vermont governor and ex-DNC chairman, is set to head a...

Warren tops longtime aide Lau as campaign manager

Feb. 13, 2019 11:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has named longtime adviser Roger Lau to manage her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. The Massachusetts Democrat had previously tapped Lau to manage her 2018 re-election bid. Warren, among several U.S. senators in a packed Democratic presidential...

Editorials from around New England

Feb. 1, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Editorials from around New England: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The Berkshire Eagle Jan. 30 Not long after U.S. Representative Richard Neal, whose district includes Berkshire County, picked up the gavel to chair the first full hearing of the important House Committee on Ways and Means Tuesday (Jan. 30), it became apparent...

Afghanistan braces for rematch between political rivals

Jan. 20, 2019 6:59 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday registered to run for president later this year, setting up a rematch after a bitterly disputed 2014 vote led to a power-sharing agreement brokered by the United States. They are the front-runners...

Whitmer names testing exec, ex-Obama official to lead DHHS

Jan. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Obama administration official who is an executive with the nonprofit that administers the SAT will lead the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which is the state's largest agency. Robert Gordon was named director of the 14,400-employee department on Thursday by...

Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

Jan. 2, 2019 3:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The...

Afghanistan postpones presidential election

Dec. 26, 2018 7:11 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's presidential election, initially scheduled for April, will be postponed for several months to allow time to fix technical problems that surfaced during October's parliamentary elections, officials said Wednesday. More time is needed to verify voter lists and train...