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State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

2020 candidate Klobuchar releases plan to help US farmers

May. 25, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) has come out with a plan to help farmers that includes raising the debt limit on farm bankruptcies and increasing access to government loan programs. The Minnesota senator is promoting the proposals during a weekend visit to Iowa. Low commodity...

Bernie Sanders holds first home state rally of 2020 campaign

May. 25, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign. The event in Vermont takes place on the lawn of the Statehouse on Saturday afternoon and thousands are expected to attend. The campaign says Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi...

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper to meet Newtown families

May. 25, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is meeting with families in Newtown, Connecticut, this weekend to highlight his gun control proposal. The former Colorado governor plans to meet Saturday at a library in Newtown with first responders and families affected by the 2012...

The Latest: Warnings about Trump actions on Russia probe

May. 25, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian...

Inslee rallies with young climate activists in Las Vegas

May. 24, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee on Friday praised young people rallying for action on climate change as he joined a Las Vegas demonstration on a day of climate rallies around the world. The Washington governor, who has staked his 2020 bid for the White House on a climate...

Attorney general seeks to rework Medicaid expansion petition

May. 24, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court should reject a proposed petition to expand Medicaid because the summary contradicts the body of the petition concerning income eligibility for the public health insurance program, according to the state's attorney general's office. The petition was filed on...

Inslee says he's hit donor threshold for presidential debate

May. 24, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's hit a fundraising threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates slated to begin next month. Inslee said while appearing at a climate rally in Las Vegas that he learned Friday morning he'd received donations from at least 65,000 people,...

DeVos becoming popular target for Democrats in 2020 race

May. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better." In the hunt for a presidential nomination, those Democrats and others are increasingly taking swings at DeVos as a way...

North Carolina Democrat in House race not for impeachment

May. 23, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat running for a congressional seat in a do-over election in North Carolina said Thursday he is not in favor of holding impeachment hearings aimed at President Donald Trump. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dan McCready repeatedly blamed partisanship in both major...