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Can 2020 Dems do more than just decry Trump on immigration?

Jun. 25, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration. Most of the proposals that the contenders have advanced combine long-held Democratic priorities — such as...

Pence launches 'Latinos for Trump' coalition

Jun. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America. "Tomorrow night, many of (the Democratic Party's)...

Calls increase for Democrats to face climate change in Miami

Jun. 25, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rising sea levels could threaten the very existence of Miami and much of the rest of South Florida, and Democrats are facing calls to confront climate change squarely during this week's presidential debates in the low-lying city. The City of Miami has a $400 million bond program to finance...

AP-NORC poll: Still some extra hurdles for LGBT candidates

Jun. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A sizable number of U.S. voters say they'd have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In fact it's an issue for many more than a candidate's race or gender. In the poll, 32%...

2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

Jun. 25, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform federal ballot" and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote....

Biden wins early state endorsements, including black leaders

Jun. 25, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced a new round of endorsements on Tuesday as the former vice president tries to bolster his status as the Democrats' presidential front-runner. He heralded support from four South Carolina state legislators, including two African Americans,...

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

Jun. 25, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. National Newspaper Publishers Association organizers expect hundreds of people to join in events that begin Tuesday evening with a...

Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker and secular activists

Jun. 25, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police arrested at least eight people on Tuesday, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country's 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, authorities said. The arrests mark the latest in a years-long crackdown by President...

High stakes for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

Jun. 25, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president. While the event is obviously important for politicians getting their first...

Turkey's leader vows to heed 'messages' of Istanbul election

Jun. 25, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the people." Addressing legislators from his ruling party...