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Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

May. 19, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again. A...

Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

May. 19, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used up any...

Former Sen. Shafer elected chairman of Georgia GOP

May. 19, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former state senator and executive director of the state Republican Party David Shafer has been elected chairman of the Georgia GOP. Shafer was elected Saturday at the party's state convention in Savannah. His victory comes just months after losing a bruising runoff for lieutenant...

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

May. 19, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a...

GOP's Weld says he's most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

May. 18, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign...

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...

Republicans, Gov. Evers spar over working with women

May. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' spokeswoman accused Republican legislative leaders Saturday of refusing to work with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman, leading the GOP lawmakers to call the charge "asinine" and "clueless." The back and forth came after Assembly Speaker...

Galvin calls for early voting in presidential primary

May. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is pushing to allow early voting in the 2020 presidential primaries. The Democrat is urging lawmakers to approve legislation that would give Massachusetts voters five additional days to cast their ballots before the March 3 presidential...

The Latest: Johnson says Biden is biggest GOP threat

May. 18, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican Party convention (all times local): 12:28 p.m. Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says Joe Biden poses the greatest threat to President Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Johnson gave his assessment of the large Democratic presidential field at a news...

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

May. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation,"...