National elections

February 01, 2019 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate investigators have evidence revealing the identities behind mysterious phone calls that Donald Trump Jr. had with blocked numbers during the 2016 presidential campaign, just days before he met with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton...
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at an event to promote his book, "From the Ground Up," in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he's considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president. Several dozen protesters gathered outside a downtown theater before...
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February 01, 2019 - 4:25 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard plans to kick off her campaign with a rally in her home state of Hawaii this weekend. Saturday's rally in Waikiki comes weeks after Gabbard declared she would run during a CNN interview. She later formally launched her effort with an...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, photo Laurie Ware, a customer at Starbucks in Nashua, N.H., speaks about a potential presidential run by Starbucks founder Howard Schultz. Some people are already calling for a boycott of Starbucks, and the company itself emphasized that all customers, regardless of political affiliation, are welcome at its stores. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 01, 2019 - 1:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For Starbucks, former CEO Howard Schultz is a hero — and a headache. Schultz spent more than 30 years at Starbucks, growing a handful of coffee shops into a global brand. But now as the billionaire mulls running for president as an independent, the company will have to tread...
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An Indian worker carries a sacks containing interim federal budget documents for the year 2019, that will be distributed to lawmakers at the parliament house in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government will present its last budget of five-year tenure on Feb. 1 as it prepares to face tens of millions of voters in national elections to be held by May. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday announced cash handouts for small farmers, a pension scheme for informal workers and a doubling of tax relief for the lower middle class in an interim budget designed to shore up its popularity ahead of national elections...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump will be surrounded by living reminders of the 2018 election that delivered Democrats the House majority and elected a record number of women. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 01, 2019 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pelosi behind and above. Female immigrants, gazing down from the balcony. A black woman who ran a close race for governor of Georgia, rebutting. When President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address under divided government on Tuesday, he'll be surrounded by...
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Vice President Mike Pence, accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks to Drug Enforcement Administration employees at their headquarters in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 01, 2019 - 5:48 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6.35 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has congratulated the Drug Enforcement Administration for helping bring drug trafficking convictions against several members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's...
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David Schwartz, of Bellevue, Wash., yells as he takes part in a protest outside a book-promotion event held by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he's considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 31, 2019 - 11:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle on Thursday after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president. Several dozen protesters gathered outside a downtown...
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In this Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., stops for a photo before a Martin Luther King Jr. prayer service at Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. With possibly two-dozen candidates entering the 2020 presidential field, flooding early-voting states to seek support, South Carolina Democrats are feeling a little overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
January 31, 2019 - 4:39 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats are feeling overwhelmed. Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, who are potential presidential contenders, were just in town. Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, both presidential candidates, have already been here. Another White House hopeful,...
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In this Jan. 30, 2019, photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sanders on Thursday released a plan to significantly hike taxes on the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans, the latest in a series of proposals from Democratic presidential contenders to combat income inequality by shifting tax burdens to the upper class. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 31, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is proposing a significant hike in taxes on the very wealthiest Americans, pitching an expanded estate tax that his office estimates would hit 588 of the nation's billionaires. Sanders' plan is the latest in a series of proposals from Democratic presidential...
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