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The Latest: Impeachment witnesses deny being never Trumpers

Nov. 13, 2019 3:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 3 p.m. The two veteran diplomats testifying in the House impeachment hearing are denying President Donald Trump’s accusation that they adamantly oppose him. Shortly before Wednesday’s...

Bloomberg requests Tennessee presidential ballot petition

Nov. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg has requested a petition in Tennessee that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot, top election officials said Wednesday. Tennessee has...

Bolivia’s declared interim president faces challenges

Nov. 13, 2019 2:09 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s newly declared interim president, until now a second-tier lawmaker, faces the challenge of winning recognition, stabilizing the nation and quickly organizing national elections at a time of bloody political disputes that pushed the nation’s first indigenous...

Warren files for NH primary, scorns ‘billionaires’

Nov. 13, 2019 2:00 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has once again scorned big money’s influence in politics as she signed up for New Hampshire's presidential primary. The Massachusetts senator said Wednesday, "We really shouldn't have elections that are about billionaires calling all the shots, whether they're...

Tight Louisiana governor’s race is testing Trump’s coattails

Nov. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In conservative Louisiana, where voters bucked expectations and elected a Democratic governor four years ago, this year’s gubernatorial race is testing if they’re willing to do it again — or if President Donald Trump can flip the seat. On paper, the...

Lawsuit could purge 234,000 names from Wisconsin voter rolls

Nov. 13, 2019 12:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to cast their ballot unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit filed Wednesday that liberals fear could dampen turnout among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race. The lawsuit could affect how many...

US Rep. Tim Ryan, former presidential contender, backs Biden

Nov. 13, 2019 12:17 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman who recently ended his own White House bid has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s backing was announced by the Biden campaign Wednesday. It could provide a pivotal boost for the former vice president in the blue-collar...

Bill Weld files to challenge Trump in New Hampshire primary

Nov. 13, 2019 10:47 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Bill Weld has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary and is now the first major GOP challenger to officially challenge President Donald Trump in the state. The filing by the former Massachusetts governor came on the same day as the House began public impeachment...

UF students threaten impeachment for Trump Jr.’s visit

Nov. 13, 2019 10:45 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t the only president facing an impeachment inquiry. The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 in student fees to bring Trump’s eldest son and his girlfriend to campus. Members of the...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Nov. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would "destroy lives,"...