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Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for president

May. 19, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent against his own vice president as well as the country's main opposition party. The need to protect people with albinism...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

May. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

The Smithsonian's initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the National Mall...

Danica Roem uses spotlight to boost other Virginia Democrats

May. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Del. Danica A. Roem sought in 2017 to become the country's first openly transgender state lawmaker, the Republican Party of Virginia funded a political flier that referred to her as a man and speculated that she would teach "transgenderism" to kindergartners. This year, the GOP...

House Speaker Pelosi to headline state Democrats' fundraiser

May. 17, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the featured speaker at the annual fundraising dinner for Ohio Democrats. The California Democrat is scheduled to speak at the state Democratic Party's "legacy dinner" at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Friday. Tickets started at $250....

Group pulls TV ad attacking Beshear in Democratic race

May. 16, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A well-funded group backing Adam Edelen shook up Kentucky's Democratic gubernatorial primary on Thursday, running a short-lived TV ad denouncing rival Andy Beshear's private legal work for the Boy Scouts of America in a sexual abuse case years ago. Edelen's campaign repudiated the...

Medical pot group holding fundraiser for Missouri governor

May. 16, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lobbyist for a medical marijuana trade group is co-hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Gov. Mike Parson next week as officials finalize rules for the state's fledgling medical marijuana program, which is scheduled to launch next year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports it...

North Carolina candidates on the attack in election redo

May. 15, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The candidates running for a North Carolina congressional seat left empty after allegations of ballot fraud launched their campaigns on Wednesday deflecting questions about controversial policies and refusing to rule out a bid for higher office in the near future. The 9th...

Want a bridge? Trump blurs line between governing, campaign

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an Oprah-worthy moment: President Donald Trump stood before a Louisiana crowd at an official taxpayer-funded event and tossed out an enticing promise. "If we win this election, which is just 16 months away, we're giving you a brand new I-10 bridge." Trump's commitment during a...

Pennsylvania's campaign trail draws Trump, Biden and Pence

May. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's 2020 campaign trail is seeing more traffic. Vice President Mike Pence will headline a June 6 fundraiser in Hershey for the state Republican Party as national party officials press it to step up its field and fundraising operation. Before that, President Donald Trump is...