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Watchdog cites possible political retribution at State Dept

Aug. 15, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found significant evidence of leadership and management problems, including possible political retribution against career employees, in the bureau that deals with international organizations. In a report released on Thursday, the department's...

AP Interview: Kamala Harris on her bus tour through Iowa

Aug. 13, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Kamala Harris is on the move. During the course of a five-day sprint across Iowa that included 17 stops across 11 counties, the Democratic presidential candidate ordered tacos from a tacqueria in Storm Lake, sampled a pork chop at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, called bingo at a...

The Latest: Mississippi plant sets job fair after raid

Aug. 9, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on immigration raids in Mississippi (all times local): 5:35 p.m. One of the Mississippi chicken processing plants caught in an immigration raid plans a job fair Monday. Illinois-based Koch (cook) Foods says it will be recruiting new workers for its Morton plant at a state...

The Latest: House panel wants more details on gun dealers

Aug. 9, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The House Oversight Committee is asking the Trump administration for detailed information on gun dealers who sell guns used in killings and other crimes. Chairman Elijah Cummings said in...

Dem Rep. Cummings: 'Stop the hateful, incendiary comments'

Aug. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials must stop making "hateful, incendiary comments" that only to serve to divide and distract the nation from its real problems, including mass shootings and white supremacy, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings said Wednesday in comments aimed at President Donald Trump....

Trump's America: Where politics dictate definition of racism

Aug. 6, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race. And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. For one...

Cummings urges Trump to 'come to Baltimore'

Aug. 4, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings took the high road in inviting President Donald Trump and other Americans to visit Baltimore but declining to respond in kind to the barrage of presidential tweets and comments disparaging him and the majority-black city he has long represented. "We are a...

AP Interview: Jesse Jackson slams 'dangerous' Trump rhetoric

Aug. 3, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has condemned recent outbursts by President Donald Trump targeting lawmakers of color and inner cities as "dangerous, divisive and diversionary" and says he believes they are fueling white nationalist extremism. In an interview, the longtime civil rights leader...

The Latest: Trump says he didn't intend 'wise guy tweet'

Aug. 2, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump says he was not intending to send a "wise guy tweet" when he chimed in Friday on the attempted robbery at the house of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. The president had tweeted: "Really bad news! The...

Trump denounces Dems at rally, plays down race

Aug. 2, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party's urban leaders, while also directing fire at those he could be facing in 2020. But the...