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Some in GOP chastise 'send her back' chant, but not Trump

Jul. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few Republicans on Thursday criticized the chants of "send her back" by President Donald Trump's rally crowd after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he's suggested should leave the U.S. But so far, no GOP lawmakers are directly taking on Trump, who did nothing to restrain...

Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party has the most support in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's early parliamentary election, but its ability to obtain a solid majority is far from certain. Zelenskiy, who took office in May, has so far been stymied by a parliament dominated by...

The Latest: McCarthy says Trump hostility to Omar not racist

Jul. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The top Republican in the House says "send her back" chants about Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar at President Donald Trump's Wednesday night rally "have no place in our party and no...

Trump says critics hate America, despite his own US putdowns

Jul. 18, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once saw a country that had lost its greatness — its cities wracked with crime, its borders a pathetic sieve, its leadership corrupt, its standing in the world a joke. "The American dream," he said, "is dead." In contrast he praised the fruits of communist leadership....

South Korean political parties back Moon in Japan trade row

Jul. 18, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan. After a meeting between the parties' leaders and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at...

North Carolina GOP Rep. Grange entering 2020 governor's race

Jul. 18, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state legislator has entered the 2020 gubernatorial race, providing a rival in the Republican primary for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who's been preparing for years to seek the party's nomination. State Rep. Holly Grange of Wilmington announced her candidacy on Thursday in a...

Houston Democrat joins US Senate race against GOP's Cornyn

Jul. 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston city councilwoman says she's running for U.S. Senate in 2020, becoming the latest Democratic challenger vying to take on Republican Sen. John Cornyn. Amanda Edwards launched her campaign Thursday with a video in which she appeals to people who have been told to wait their turn...

Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Jul. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out....

Trump leans on issue of race in bid for a 2nd term in 2020

Jul. 18, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has placed racial animus at the center of his reelection campaign, and even some of his critics believe it could deliver him a second term. Every successful modern presidential campaign has been built on the notion of addition, winning over voters beyond core...

Trump campaign press secretary to attend Kentucky GOP event

Jul. 18, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican officials say the national press secretary for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign will attend a GOP dinner next month in Lexington. The state GOP says Kayleigh McEnany will be a special guest at the annual Lincoln Dinner scheduled for Aug. 17. She...