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Correction: Election 2020-Bill Weld story

Apr 16 2019 — AP — BOSTON — In a story April 15 about former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Sen. Jesse Helms represented South Carolina. He represented North Carolina. A corrected version of the story is below: Weld says he is seeking GOP nomination for president in 2020 Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld says […]

The Latest: Democratic hopefuls raise $75M in 1st quarter

Apr 16 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on first-quarter fundraising totals posted by Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1 a.m. Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lacklustre sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie […]

Klobuchar releases taxes, urges Trump to do same

Apr 15 2019 — AP — MINNEAPOLIS — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is releasing her latest tax return as she calls on President Donald Trump to "quit hiding from the American people" and make his returns public. The Minnesota senator released her 2018 tax return Monday. She's previously released 12 years of returns , dating back to the first year […]

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14 2019 — AP — HONG KONG — With the blond wig and red tie, the star of the Cantonese opera in Hong Kong may look familiar. The Chinese actor and singer has the lead role in "Trump on Show," a four-day comedic opera reimagining the U.S. president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China. The […]

Booker seeks campaign momentum, readies for national swing

Apr 13 2019 — AP — NEWARK, N.J. — Mired in the 2020 pack, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker returned on Saturday to the city where he earned his political chops, hoping for a surge as he undertakes a two-week tour around the country and expressing confidence to supporters that he, like the country he wants to lead, "will rise." The […]

Student charged over protest at anti-transgender speech

Apr 12 2019 — AP — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A University of Missouri-Kansas City student is facing charges after he sprayed a substance toward conservative political commentator Michael Knowles during an anti-transgender speech. Knowles was giving a speech titled "Men are Not Women" on the Missouri-Kansas City campus Thursday when protesters disrupted the event. Authorities said that during the disruption, […]

The Latest: Sanders promises to win back Midwest

Apr 12 2019 — AP — MADISON, Wis. — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders rally in Wisconsin (all times local): 5:45 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is telling Wisconsin voters he will build a coalition in the Midwest that will defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders spoke in Madison as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part […]

The Latest: Trump says America must win race to build 5G

Apr 12 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and 5G next generation mobile networks (all times local): 2:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says the race to build 5G is one America must win. Trump said Friday at the White House that building high-speed networks across the United States will transform the way Americans work, learn, […]

Oklahoma governor tries ‘American Ninja Warrior’ course

Apr 12 2019 — AP — OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt is taking a shot at the "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle course outside the state capitol in Oklahoma City. Organizers of the reality television show that features high-level athletes racing through grueling obstacles say the 47-year-old ex-CEO is the first governor to give the course a try. […]

2020 hopeful Castro holds Trump counter rally in San Antonio

Apr 11 2019 — AP — SAN ANTONIO — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is using President Donald Trump's visit to his hometown as a chance to give a jolt to his campaign. Castro held a rally in San Antonio on Wednesday night, hours after Trump was in town for a fundraiser. Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years and […]

Gabbard reaches donor threshold to qualify for Dem debate

Apr 10 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — Tulsi Gabbard says her 2020 presidential campaign has reached the donor threshold to qualify for the Democratic debates that begin in June. The congresswoman from Hawaii said in a video posted Wednesday night on Twitter that her campaign had collected contributions from at least 65,000 donors, ensuring that she can participate in the […]

Trump to visit Minnesota on tax filing deadline day

Apr 10 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will travel to Minnesota on Monday, the April 15 tax filing deadline. Trump is hoping to win Minnesota in the next election and has been citing tax cuts and his work on trade deals as positives that will help Republicans win in 2020. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed […]

The Latest: Sanders reintroduces ‘Medicare for All’ proposal

Apr 10 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on "Medicare for All" legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (all times local): 1 p.m. Bernie Sanders has come out with a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan. He says it's "not a radical idea to say that in the United States, every American who goes to a doctor […]

Twitter removes Trump video for use of ‘Dark Knight’ score

Apr 10 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — Twitter removed a campaign video posted by President Donald Trump after Warner's Bros. Pictures complained about the use of the score from its 2012 movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Trump on Tuesday tweeted the video, which featured images of Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton juxtaposed with images from Trump's two years in […]

The Latest: Gillibrand: I’ve gotten 2020 advice from Clinton

Apr 9 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (all times local): 10:55 p.m. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says that her relationship with Hillary Clinton is strong and that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee has given her advice about her own presidential bid. In 2017, Gillibrand said that Clinton's husband, former President Bill […]