Political organizations

June 03, 2019 - 1:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head outside his home in Hesse state, German authorities confirmed Monday, saying they haven't identified suspects or a possible motive. Walter Luebcke, who was in charge of the Kassel area...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to media prior to a special closed meeting of her Christian Democratic Union at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 03, 2019 - 9:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she won't run for a fifth term, but the departure of a top ally in her often-cantankerous coalition has raised new doubts about whether her government will even survive until the end of her current term in 2021. Here's a look at the political...
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June 03, 2019 - 6:58 am
PARIS (AP) — The leader of France's traditional right-wing party The Republicans has resigned following its trouncing in the European Parliament election last month. Laurent Wauquiez acknowledged that "defeat is lonely" as he quit on national television Sunday evening, a week after his party won...
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Soli Alpert poses for photos during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 03, 2019 - 5:38 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are confronting the Democratic National Committee's tough standards to get on the debate stage, trying to distinguish themselves from their many rivals and plotting how to win the critical four early voting states. That leaves them barely...
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Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., pauses for reporters on the way to a Democratic Caucus where members will hear from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 02, 2019 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of impeachment hangs over the White House, but it also vexes House Democrats wary of taking next steps against President Donald Trump without broader public support. Leading Democrats provided a snapshot Sunday of the party wrestling with the impeachment questions posed...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers the commencement address during Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 30, 2019, on the school's campus, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 02, 2019 - 12:23 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Sunday to continue with her government after the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, a junior partner in the coalition, resigned following a series of disappointing election results. In a surprise announcement hours earlier, Andrea Nahles...
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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hold up signs during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 02, 2019 - 5:21 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro says he's hoping his campaign for president will prove Latinos aren't scared by President Donald Trump's racism. Castro is the only...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, voters stand in line to cast their ballots at P.S. 22, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. An effort by Democrats to implement broad reforms to the nation’s voting process has stalled in the U.S. Senate, but some states are moving forward to expand access through early voting, same-day voter registration and other measures ahead of 2020. The biggest success for voting rights advocates so far is New York, which had been one of a dozen states not offering some form of early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 01, 2019 - 11:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves before speaking during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 01, 2019 - 10:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls took rival Joe Biden's absence at a California state party gathering Saturday as a chance to take subtle digs at the former vice president and craft themselves as better positioned to bring Democrats into the future. "Some say if we all just...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 file photo, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan speaks during the Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young swearing-in ceremony at War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, says in a Washington Post interview that "I'm not going to be a candidate for president in 2020."(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland's Larry Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, said in a statement posted Saturday on Twitter that while he...
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