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Ginsburg back on bench after stomach bug

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:18am

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the Supreme Court bench after missing time last week with what the court described as a stomach bug.

2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 4:00am

Kamala Harris is framing an upcoming campaign swing through early voting South Carolina around the voting demographic most sought after in the state’s Democratic primary: black women.

2020 Watch: Big tests loom for late entries and top tier

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 3:13am

Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:51pm

Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala.

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:33pm

The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop.

Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:23pm

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious national medals since Trump took office.

Reid: Iowa, NH not diverse enough to provide Dems’ guidance

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:16pm

Iowa and New Hampshire get to weigh in first on the Democratic presidential contest next year, but the states are not ethnically diverse enough to offer any insight into how a candidate will fare across the country, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday.

Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop-and-frisk’ police practice

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:15am

Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color.

Patrick refuses to disavow PAC money in Dem presidential bid

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 8:36am

Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick says he will not discourage potential support from political committees raising huge sums from undisclosed donors for his campaign.

AP Interview: Steyer’s fortune fuels underdog 2020 campaign

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:15am

Tom Steyer says it’s “not possible” to buy the Democratic presidential nomination.

Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:50pm

Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official.

Biden warns about Trump during campaign event in Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:20pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden brought an alarmist warning to a diverse crowd of Democrats late Saturday in early-caucus Nevada during a town hall at an elementary school in a historically minority Las Vegas neighborhood.

The Latest: United Farm Workers backs Harris for nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:32pm

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local):

White House: Trump undergoes exam at Walter Reed

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:21pm

President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical.

Harris’ Iowa pivot struggles to turn interest into momentum

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:06pm

As he watched Kamala Harris speak recently at a historic hotel in northern Iowa, Jim Davis told the California senator she reminded him of Jimmy Carter, the little-known Georgia governor whose success in the 1976 caucuses helped vault him to the White House.

Biden, Warren absence at California gathering irks top Dems

Kathleen Ronayne and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:02pm

The decisions by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to skip a weekend gathering of thousands of fervent California Democrats less than three months before voting begins have frustrated and puzzled some party leaders.

Do BYU, Utah agree with Mitt Romney on pay for college athletes?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:22pm

After a meeting with athletic directors from Utah universities, Sen. Mitt Romney said each one of them has a different perspective on compensation for college athletes.

Obama cautions Democratic hopefuls on tacking too far left

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:04pm

Former President Barack Obama on Friday warned the Democratic field of White House hopefuls not to veer too far to the left, a move he said would alienate many who would otherwise be open to voting for the party’s nominee next year.

Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan battleground

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 8:27am

A longstanding U.S. Census Bureau policy for counting inmates as prison residents means a significant portion of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods will be undercounted because their incarceration rates are among the highest in the nation.