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The Latest: Trump says Tuesday special election a ‘big race’

May 20 2019 — AP — MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Pennsylvania (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling rallygoers in Pennsylvania that "we have a big race tomorrow" as he campaigns for a Republican candidate seeking to fill an open congressional seat. Trump campaigned Monday in Montoursville (mahn-TOORZ'-vihl) on behalf […]

The Latest: New Chicago mayor delivers on reform pledge

May 20 2019 — AP — CHICAGO — The Latest on the inauguration of Lori Lightfoot as Chicago mayor (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Newly installed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved to enact a reform pledge she made during her campaign. Lightfoot signed an executive order Monday afternoon limiting aldermanic prerogative. That's the custom that allows each alderman to direct zoning […]

Harris wants to fine companies that pay men more than women

May 20 2019 — AP — NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris' plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory "Equal Pay Certification" from the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

Nancy Pelosi honoured with JFK Profile in Courage Award

May 19 2019 — AP — BOSTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been honoured with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Pelosi was recognized for her efforts to pass former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and for helping Democrats reclaim control of the U.S. House during last year's elections. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the […]

Buttigieg likens Trump’s tweets to ‘grotesque things’

May 19 2019 — AP — CLAREMONT, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg jabbed at President Donald Trump during a Fox News town hall Sunday, saying he understands why people and the media are "mesmerized" by his tweets because "it is the nature of grotesque things that you can't look away." Asked how he responds to Trump's tweets and name-calling […]

The Latest: Missouri Democratic lawmakers slam abortion bill

May 17 2019 — AP — JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Latest on Missouri's proposed ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Missouri Democratic lawmakers are slamming a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade says there's no liberty in Missouri when government strips women of control of […]

Trump: 2020 rival Buttigieg’s same-sex marriage is ‘great’

May 16 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he thinks "some people" may have an issue with 2020 Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg's (BOO'-tuh-juhjehz) same-sex marriage, but he thinks "it's great." Trump tells Fox News Channel's "The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton" in an interview airing Sunday that "I think it's absolutely fine" that Buttigieg and his husband, […]

The Latest: Trump and de Blasio already trading insults

May 16 2019 — AP — NEW YORK — The Latest on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joining the Democratic presidential race (all times local): 9 a.m. Within an hour of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joining the Democratic presidential race, he and President Donald Trump were already trading barbs. During a Thursday morning appearance on "Good […]

The Latest: Kamala Harris open to reforming Supreme Court

May 15 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates and abortion (all times local): 1 p.m. Kamala Harris says she is "open" to a debate over reforming the Supreme Court. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the Democratic presidential candidate and California senator said she'd consider increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court. She […]

The Latest: NC candidates on the attack in election redo

May 15 2019 — AP — RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on the upcoming election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat. (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The North Carolina Democrat running for Congress in a redo election prompted by ballot fraud says he learned in the Marine Corps to work for solutions across the country's political divide. Dan McCready said […]

The Latest: Pence says Lugar underscored peace, freedom

May 15 2019 — AP — INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on the funeral of Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Vice-President Mike Pence says Sen. Richard Lugar made the world a more peaceful place with freedom on the rise. Pence told the several hundred people at Lugar's funeral Wednesday in Indianapolis that he'll be remembered as a senator who […]

The Latest: Bishop wins GOP primary in NC special election

May 14 2019 — AP — RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on a Republican primary election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party's nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot fraud scandal marred last year's race. Voters on Tuesday selected […]

NYC mayor says he’ll decide this week on presidential run

May 13 2019 — AP — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio staged a chaotic press event Monday in the lobby of Trump Tower in which he said he will announce this week whether he's running for president. Speaking at a podium steps from the spot where President Donald Trump announced his own presidential run in 2015, the Democrat said […]

The Latest: Lithuania heads to runoff vote to pick president

May 12 2019 — AP — VILNIUS, Lithuania — The latest on the presidential election in Lithuania (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Voting results from Lithuania's presidential election indicate a prominent economist and a former finance minister will advance to a runoff ballot later this month to pick a successor to incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite With 1,631 of the country's 1,972 voting […]

The Latest: Warren wants politics out of addiction tax plan

May 10 2019 — AP — KERMIT, W.Va. — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthiest U.S. households to address the opioid addiction crisis (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says her tax plan to address the nation's prescription pill addiction crisis would remove the middleman and instead send funding directly […]