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Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

Dec. 16, 2019 12:53 AM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Seven Democratic presidential candidates will stand on stage this week in Los Angeles, a pool of survivors who have withstood almost a year on the campaign trail, sustained attacks from rivals in both parties, and five rounds of high-pressure debates. And while the field has been...

Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues

Dec. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the...

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff

Dec. 15, 2019 8:45 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s incumbent mayor won a second term on Saturday night, holding off a millionaire trial lawyer whose previous support of President Donald Trump had become one of the main campaign issues. Mayor Sylvester Turner defeated Tony Buzbee during Saturday’s runoff election....

Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Dec. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates. The event was billed as an...

Former Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher dead at 86

Dec. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EST

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died. He was 86. Hatcher died Friday night at a Chicago hospital, said his daughter, Indiana state Rep. Ragen Hatcher, a Gary Democrat. She did not provide a cause of her father's death....

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

Dec. 14, 2019 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists. As the uncertain politics of the effort to...

Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

Dec. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900. It is also where Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic...

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

Dec. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state. The judge sided with three voters...

Nevada GOP to vote Feb. 22 on endorsing Trump for president

Dec. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party's governing members have scheduled a February vote to endorse Donald Trump as their nominee for president in lieu of a nominating caucus. The party's executive director Will Sexauer said Friday that the state GOP's central committee will vote at a Feb. 22...