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Kentucky governor gets election-eve boost from Trump

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 4:16pm

President Donald Trump refers to Gov. Matt Bevin as his "good friend" and urges Kentucky Republicans to support the governor's reelection in a recorded phone message on the eve of the state's primary election.

Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

Ellis Rua, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:58pm

The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office.

Romney: 'I don't support the Alabama law' effectively banning abortion

Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted May 20th - 6:41am

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday he does not support the recently passed Alabama law.

Michigan's Amash, GOP Trump critic, faces primary challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:46am

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge.

Kentucky governor faces voters after tumultuous term

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:20pm

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has lashed out at protesting teachers and ridiculed judges during a tumultuous term steering Kentucky on a conservative course while struggling to fix pension problems.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:47pm

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

Buttigieg likens Trump's tweets to 'grotesque things'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:09pm

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."

Romney disagrees with GOP lawmaker on Trump's 'impeachable conduct'

Sarah Westwood and Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted May 19th - 9:23am

Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday that he disagrees with Rep. Justin Amash on the Michigan Republican's recent comments that President Donald Trump's conduct has met the "threshold for impeachment."

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:04am

Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again.

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:36pm

His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee.

GOP's Weld says he's most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:08pm

President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near.

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 9:06am

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday.

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

Julie Carr Smyth and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:08am

For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature.

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 10:19pm

Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women.

Texas passing laws, but not leading abortion fight this time

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 8:36pm

Sidestepping bigger abortion battles playing out elsewhere in the U.S., Texas Republicans on Friday pushed a bill toward Gov. Greg Abbott's desk that would ban the state's liberal capital city from leasing a downtown building to Planned Parenthood for just $1.

David Woolstenhulme named new interim Utah commissioner of higher ed

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 8:05pm

David Woolstenhulme, an educational leader with experience in higher education and technical college education, was named interim commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education Friday.

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 7:33pm

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.

Fellow Dem: De Blasio can seek presidency, but why would he?

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 3:16pm

With friends like these, Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't need enemies.

Biden on Tennessee swing vows to 'restore' soul of country

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:33pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday in Tennessee that eight years of a Donald Trump presidency would "fundamentally" change the character of the country, repeating his call to fellow Democrats for unity to oppose the Republican incumbent in 2020.