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Long a Republican state, Louisiana is redder than ever under new governor

Jun. 21, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has long been reliably red. The Bayou State has voted for the Republican candidate in every presidential election since 2000, with residents overwhelmingly supporting Donald Trump during the past two, and the GOP has held a majority in the statehouse for years. ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Colorado's state primaries

Jun. 21, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado’s congressional delegation faces a reshuffling in Tuesday’s state primaries after a retirement, a resignation and a relocation have ensured that at least a third of the state’s population will have new representation in Washington next year. ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in South Carolina's state primary runoffs

Jun. 21, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina will hold runoff elections on Tuesday to decide a handful of races in which no candidate received a majority of the vote in the primary held just two weeks earlier. In the 3rd Congressional District, a candidate backed by former President Donald...

Trump dwarfs Biden in latest fundraising numbers in show of political force after felony convictions

Jun. 21, 2024 08:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign outraised President Joe Biden by more than $60 million last month, according to federal filings that detailed the Republican fundraising explosion sparked by Trump's felony convictions. Biden's campaign and the Democratic National Committee...

How Biden and Trump are taking very different approaches to preparing for next week's debate

Jun. 21, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden begins an intense period of private preparations Friday at Camp David for what may be the most consequential presidential debate in decades. The 81-year-old Democrat's team is aware he cannot afford an underwhelming performance when he faces...

As France reels from alleged rape of a Jewish girl, antisemitism comes to fore in election campaign

Jun. 21, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The alleged rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in a suspected antisemitic attack has sent shockwaves throughout France and thrust concerns about antisemitism to the forefront of campaigning for the country’s legislative elections. The anti-immigration National Rally...

Bather, beware: British beaches and rivers have a sewage problem. It has seeped into election talk

Jun. 21, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Endurance swimmer Joan Fennelly is undaunted by frigid water and long distances, swimming year-round in the wild. But she takes extra precautions in her own backyard. The River Thames is one of Britain's many waterways contaminated with sewage and agricultural...

Guatemalan President Bernardo Arévalo says he found a 'semi-destroyed country' on taking office

Jun. 20, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala President Bernardo Arévalo says opposition in the Congress and the Attorney General's Office have made it difficult to implement the change he seeks for the Central American nation which he found “semi-destroyed” when he took office almost six months ago. ...

Trump proposes green cards for foreign grads of US colleges, departing from anti-immigrant rhetoric

Jun. 20, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said in an interview posted Thursday he wants to give automatic green cards to foreign students who graduate from U.S. colleges, a sharp departure from the anti-immigrant rhetoric he typically uses on the campaign trail. Trump was asked...

RFK Jr.'s campaign files petitions to get on presidential ballot in swing-state Pennsylvania

Jun. 20, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed paperwork Thursday to get on the ballot for the November election in swing-state Pennsylvania, the state's election office said. Kennedy's filing comes six weeks before the Aug. 1 deadline, after...