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Centrist or liberal? Beto O'Rourke's political splits

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he would need to climb a stepladder to address the crowd.

Mar. 20, 2019 6:17 PM EDT
Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender.

Mar. 20, 2019 6:06 PM EDT
Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Ohio, the state that foretold his 2016 victory, with a tour of a tank plant, where he touted its revival and told cheering workers "we are rebuilding the American military, we are restoring American manufacturing and we are once again fighting for our great American workers.

Mar. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 18 Star Tribune of Minneapolis urges political leaders to foster better intelligence sharing on domestic terror threats and white supremacy after the New Zealand mosque massacre: As the world mourns the loss of 50 lives in the New Zealand mosque shooting, leaders across the globe need to stop and ask a vital question: What is being done to prevent the next hate-filled extremist from getting swept up in a toxic mix of white supremacy and nationalism and then acting upon it to take innocent lives? Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, is in custody in New Zealand and stands accused of the slaughter that took place in two houses of worship in the city of Christchurch late last week.

Mar. 20, 2019 12:50 PM EDT
Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College.

Mar. 19, 2019 10:23 PM EDT