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  • Sanders, Harris set for showdown in delegate-rich California

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has promised to win the California presidential primary in March, but home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is defending her turf — putting the two on a collision course in a state both see as a critical steppingstone to the White House. Sanders’ campaign advisers rank California among what they […]
  • The Latest: AP sources: Inslee to seek 3rd term as governor

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 7 p.m. Two people close to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have told The Associated Press that he intends to seek a third term as governor. The news comes after Inslee announced the end of his Democratic […]
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for 3rd term

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, announced Thursday that he’ll seek a third term as governor. Inslee sent the email detailing his plans hours before he was to appear at a news conference at Planned Parenthood in Seattle regarding the Title X family planning […]
  • Pence steps up pressure for trade deal with Mexico, Canada

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence stepped up pressure on Congress to support the Trump administration’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch Wednesday to a congressional swing district in New Mexico. Speaking to a crowd at an oilfield services company in the Permian basin that straddles New Mexico […]
  • AP Analysis: Trump’s ‘disloyal’ jab may boost base, not Jews

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as “disloyal” to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base. Digging in Wednesday despite widespread criticism, Trump repeated his […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on fuel economy rules

    DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels. In multiple tweets Wednesday, Trump blasted auto executives as “foolish” and weak and accused the companies of being “politically correct” for resisting the plan, which two of his agencies are putting together in […]
  • Trump revives suggestion he’d end birthright citizenship

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil. Trump spoke to reporters as he departed the White House for a speech in Louisville, Kentucky. He said birthright citizenship was “frankly ridiculous.” “We’re looking at it […]
  • President Trump offers himself as ‘the chosen one’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — King of Israel? The second coming? The chosen one? President Donald Trump is known to have a healthy ego. But a string of comments Wednesday went to a higher level. First, Trump thanked conservative radio host and supporter Wayne Allyn Root for his praise. In a tweet, Trump quoted Root calling the […]
  • Florida to join electronic voter information network

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida is joining 29 other states already part of an electronic network intended to maintain the integrity of voter rolls. Florida has had a history of high-profile election controversies. Elections officials say the network known as the Electronic Registration Information Center could help local election officials more easily verify registration records […]
  • Trump: Germany, France must take back Islamic State fighters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged France, Germany and other countries on Wednesday to take back citizens captured fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Otherwise, he warned, the U.S. “will have no choice but to release them into the countries from which they came.” Trump said the U.S. and its […]
  • US urges Cuba to drop criminal charges against journalist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling on Cuba to drop criminal charges against a journalist facing a year in jail following his arrest earlier this year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday that the U.S. “strongly condemns” the prosecution of Roberto Quiñones. Pompeo said the detention and trial of Quiñones […]
  • As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to keep quiet on the controversy reflected the […]
  • Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to “eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt” owed by American veterans who are completely […]
  • The Latest: Trump calls comments by Danish leader ‘nasty’

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his desire to buy the Arctic territory of Greenland (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a “nasty” statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity. […]
  • Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change. The announced reason for canceling the Boeing contract, effective Thursday, […]
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