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  • Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O’Rourke

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O’Rourke’s hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O’Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the “horror show” known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and illegal varieties — as he […]
  • DC’s many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation’s capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. A group of 50 people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That’s why Washington activists have to get creative. There’s an ethos of performative prankster-style protest […]
  • Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago. The Massachusetts senator spoke […]
  • Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the interview with “60 Minutes” […]
  • ‘Carer-feeder’: Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand had a flurry of pots on the stove and steak, haddock, peas, steamed vegetables and rice on the menu. She had a cable news appearance coming up in a few hours, but for now, her 10-year-old son entertained the family goldendoodle, Maple, a few feet away. The New York senator […]
  • Tradition of nonpartisan selection of judges may end in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa was in the forefront of a national effort to reduce partisanship in the courts nearly 50 years ago when it decided to stop electing judges and instead rely on nominations by a panel of citizens and lawyers. In all, about three dozen states adopted similar systems aimed at emphasizing […]
  • The Latest: Booker talks policy, plays Pac-Man at barcade

    The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:15 p.m. Amid music from video games and the ringing of pinball machines and the sound of cans of domestic and craft beers cracking open, Booker talked policy with local Democrats at a “barcade” in Manchester, New Hampshire. “I have done events in basements, I […]
  • White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the president […]
  • Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a case involving an Alabama man who developed a way to process undeliverable mail. Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution to the problem. But he’s now spent more than a decade fighting with the U.S. Postal Service over a solution that his Birmingham-based company […]
  • Booker holds back on questions about ‘Empire’ actor attack

    Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The weeklong congressional recess for Presidents Day gives senators already running for president some extra time to promote their […]
  • Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That’s according to Professor Kendra Stewart of the College of […]
  • State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a department statement that “the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore […]
  • The Latest: Acting defense chief unsure on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a wall on that border. (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The acting secretary of defense says he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border […]
  • Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, location, race and ethnicity for 138 million people […]
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