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Bullock calls to limit fundraising of lawmakers, president

Oct. 3, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is pushing back against fundraising laws that have allowed federal officeholders seeking the presidency to transfer millions from their existing campaign accounts, leaving him and other current and former state officials scrambling to catch up. Bullock on Thursday released a plan that...

Cory Booker says he hit his $1.7M campaign fundraising goal

Sep. 30, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says he's hit the $1.7 million fundraising goal he set for his campaign about a week ago, ensuring he has enough money to continue his White House bid. Booker says on his website he's "proud of this grassroots team — thank you." The New...

Air Force general confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Sep. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely dismissing an aide's allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances. The 75-22 vote to approve Gen. John Hyten as the nation's No. 2...

Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

Sep. 25, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Franken, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat in 2017 amid sexual misconduct charges, will re-emerge into the public sphere on Saturday when he starts a new weekly radio show on the SiriusXM satellite service. The Minnesota Democrat is perhaps the most prominent public figure felled by the...

Democrats increase qualifying thresholds for November debate

Sep. 23, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

The Democratic National Committee is increasing the polling and fundraising requirements for presidential candidates to qualify for the primary campaign's fifth debate in November. But in a nod to the potential for late-surging campaigns, the increases are not as steep as those from the first and second debates...

Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

Sep. 22, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their...

Judge refuses to toss Coast Guard officer's gun charges

Sep. 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist who stockpiled weapons and drafted a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. U.S. District Judge George Hazel rejected defense attorneys'...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

Sep. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of candidates. Announcing his decision in an MSNBC interview, de Blasio did not throw his support behind any candidate but...

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

Sep. 13, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and other Democrats who argue the focus of the evening was misplaced. California Sen. Kamala Harris, one of three...

O'Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

Sep. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his presidential campaign, the former Texas congressman faced a far smaller, quieter gathering. An attempted "Beto! Beto!"...