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  • More celebs join Michelle Obama’s voter outreach drive

    NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote. The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan Rapinoe, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kerry Washington have signed on as co-chairs of the national organization When We All Vote . Obama is […]
  • Some in GOP warn against election challenge in Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky Republicans are warning Gov. Matt Bevin against challenging the election results in his reelection bid unless he finds evidence of massive fraud. U.S. Rep. James Comer, who lost to Bevin by 83 votes in the 2015 GOP gubernatorial primary, is among Republicans suggesting Bevin may need to accept those […]
  • Ivanka Trump meets with female landowners on Morocco trip

    SIDI KACEM, Morocco (AP) — Visiting Morocco for the first time, Ivanka Trump received a warm welcome Thursday from housewives, widows and other women who are benefiting from new laws that allow them to own land. One woman expressed her gratitude by embracing President Donald Trump’s daughter and kissing her hands. Ivanka Trump is a […]
  • Pence files Trump’s paperwork for the New Hampshire primary

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump’s name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign. Accompanied by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, Pence signed the paperwork and paid the $1,000 filing fee at the secretary of […]
  • Immigration opens ideological fault lines for 2020 Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is adding his support to a call by some of his fellow presidential hopefuls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, a proposal that’s further exposing deep ideological divides in the Democratic primary and may prove politically treacherous for the party in the general election. The Vermont senator released a detailed immigration […]
  • Pompeo stresses NATO’s importance in Germany visit

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his German counterpart stressed the close ties between their two countries Thursday, batting away talk of trans-Atlantic friction and insisting that the NATO alliance that both are part of remains relevant today. Their strong defense of the alliance — 30 years after the end […]
  • Location, location: Why Ukraine leader aimed for Oval Office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The room features a couple of couches, an extremely old desk and a pair of classic wing chairs by the fireplace. But the location conveys power and instantly elevates the stature of any guest. Through weeks of impeachment hearings and investigation, the Oval Office has emerged as such a sought-after destination that […]
  • 3rd-party bid? Gabbard’s denials don’t ease Democrats’ fears

    Tulsi Gabbard keeps making her fellow Democrats nervous. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News. She wrote for the conservative-leaning editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. She denounced Hillary Clinton as the “personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.” And […]
  • Women keep up wins in Trump-era political surge

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In its 400-year history, Virginia’s House of Delegates has never been led by a woman. There’s a good chance that might change soon. Two women are among the contenders for the powerful role of House speaker after Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Donald Trump on Tuesday, seizing control […]
  • The words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That’s according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George Kent. “Potus wanted nothing less than President Zelenskiy to go to the microphone and say investigations, Biden […]
  • Correction: Trump-Politics story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about elections in Virginia and Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than twice as many people in Virginia voted in state legislative races than 2015. The number of ballots case Tuesday increased by more than 50% compared with four years ago, according to an AP […]
  • What You Need to Know: White House beefing up staffing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family and to investigate the country’s involvement in […]
  • ‘I would quit’: Takeaways from diplomat Taylor’s testimony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, told lawmakers that President Donald Trump was withholding military aid for Ukraine unless the country’s president agreed publicly to investigate Democrats, according to a transcript of his closed-door testimony released by impeachment investigators on Wednesday. Taylor last month methodically recounted his conversations with other […]
  • Removing King’s name in Kansas City opens wounds, discussion

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City leaders and residents on Wednesday began what is likely to be a challenging conversation about how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recover from wounds inflicted during a nearly yearlong debate over naming a street for the civil rights icon in the majority white city. On […]
  • Democrats expand edge in California as 2020 looms

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the 2020 elections approaching, California voter registration figures released Wednesday tell a familiar story: Democrats are expanding their ranks, Republicans are struggling, and the fastest-growing group remains those voters aligned with no party at all — independents. The trajectory highlights long-running trends in the strongly Democratic state, where the party […]
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