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  • Abrams’ group aims to reach Georgia voters who may be purged

    Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization is aiming to reach Georgia voters who could be purged from the state’s election rolls as soon as next month. Fair Fight Action is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers coming out of Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta to make calls to potentially affected voters. The group is hosting a phone […]
  • The Latest: Diplomat describes Trump ‘investigations’ call

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the deposition of State Department official David Holmes (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear, which allowed others at a restaurant in Kyiv to overhear a conversation about “investigations” that’s now part […]
  • AP sources: Jail guards at time of Epstein death reject deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The existence of the plea offer signals the Justice Department is considering criminal charges in […]
  • December sentencing date set for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set a sentencing date for next month for former Trump campaign official Rick Gates. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson scheduled the sentencing for the morning of December 17 in Washington’s federal court. Gates pleaded guilty in February 2018 in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation on charges arising […]
  • Florida governor appeals court rulings on voting

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legal skirmishes over Florida elections were being fought on two fronts Friday, as a pair of federal court cases underscored the crucial role the state could play in next year’s election. No detail is trivial, as Republicans and Democrats battle over the order of names on ballots and who ultimately is […]
  • The Latest: Plaintiffs to fight new N Carolina Congress map

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s congressional district map will fight a replacement map approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. A spokesman for a Democratic group bankrolling the September lawsuit said […]
  • Buttigieg backed by former Charlottesville, Va., mayor

    The former mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, endorsed Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign on Friday, citing him as one of the people whose advice he sought ahead of the deadly 2017 clash between white supremacists and counter protesters. Michael Signer, who was the Charlottesville mayor at the time of the Unite the Right demonstration, told The Associated […]
  • Private prison firm preps for 2020 ‘worst case scenario’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a giant private prison company says his firm is prepared for the “worst case scenario” should a Democratic presidential candidate win the 2020 election and attempt to abolish private involvement in the prison sector. CoreCivic CEO Damon Hininger addressed such a potential scenario in the company’s latest earnings […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists ex-ambassador’s record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that a U.S. diplomat was responsible for Somalia’s descent into chaos decades ago, distorting her record. Democrats branded his tweet witness intimidation. Trump’s attack on Marie Yovanovitch came as she testified to the House Intelligence Committee about her service as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and her dismissal […]
  • Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to keep House Democrats from getting his financial records at least until the justices resolve a broader fight over efforts to subpoena a sitting president’s records. Trump filed an emergency appeal with the court Friday in a case from Washington, D.C., over a subpoena from […]
  • Beshear to Kentucky teachers: Help is on the way

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — On election night, long before his win in the Kentucky governor’s race became official, Democrat Andy Beshear made clear who he thought helped make it happen. “To our educators, this is your victory,” Beshear proclaimed in a Nov. 5 victory speech as he maintained a slim 5,000-vote margin. Now that Republican […]
  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows a rigged voting machine in Mississippi as a voter […]
  • Fired Ukraine ambassador calls out ‘crisis’ in US diplomacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired U.S. ambassador to Ukraine sounded an alarm Friday about the denigration of American diplomacy and the hollowing out of the State Department under President Donald Trump as she recounted how she became an early casualty of the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to the impeachment inquiry. In often steely, defiant tones, […]
  • Twitter details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect

    Twitter’s new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for loopholes. Twitter is defining political content to include any ad that references a candidate, political party, government official, […]
  • Warren says getting to ‘Medicare for All’ will take 3 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she would expand public health insurance during her first 100 days in office, but wouldn’t push for passage of a “Medicare for All” program until the third year of her presidency, a timeline that acknowledges how tough it will be to shift to a system of government-run […]
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