National elections

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat amid focus on past allegations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 04, 2019 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to nominate Herman Cain, a conservative political ally and former presidential candidate, for a seat on the Federal Reserve board. "I've told my folks that's the man," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding that Cain is...
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Former Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper smiles during a meeting with AmeriCorps members at a roundtable campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., Friday, March 22, 2019. Hickenlooper joined the 2020 Presidential race earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is meeting with survivors of a racist massacre at a historically black church during a campaign trip to South Carolina. Hickenlooper's campaign says the former Colorado governor is scheduled to have dinner and a roundtable...
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Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at the Heartland Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 04, 2019 - 12:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats' progressive and working class wings to win the White House. Ryan, 45, announced his primary bid on ABC's "The View." He plans a kickoff rally on...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, a guard tower stands above the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in Bishopville, S.C. The Democrats running for the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of them has made specific pitches on how he or she would transform the nation’s criminal justice system. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
April 04, 2019 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the candidates has made specific pitches on how he or she would transform the nation's criminal justice system. Although the Democratic...
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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 04, 2019 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams says she doesn't expect to decide on a presidential bid until the fall because "the average voter is not paying attention until Labor Day." On MSNBC on Thursday, Abrams also offered support for former Vice President Joe Biden, who has acknowledged that his...
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Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das smiles during a press conference to announce the first bi monthly monetary policy in Mumbai, India, Thursday, April 4, 2019. India's central bank has lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6% to strengthen domestic growth ahead of a national election next week. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
April 04, 2019 - 7:56 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6% on Thursday, moving to prop up economic growth ahead of a national election next week. The interest rate is what the federal bank charges on lending to commercial banks. Lower interest rates...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke leaves the stage after speaking during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. On the surface, Sanders and Beto O'Rourke don't have much in common. But they could square off for the same kind of voter during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 04, 2019 - 6:00 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One's 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont, who exudes a curmudgeonly grumpiness and bursts with detailed policy proposals. The other's a boyish 46-year-old...
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This combination of 2019 photos shows newly-elected Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left; and Democratic presidential candidate, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Together, the ascendance of Lightfoot and Buttigieg highlights the remarkable recent progress made by gay and lesbian politicians, to the point where their sexual orientation is either an asset or a non-issue. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Jose Luis Magana)
April 03, 2019 - 11:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Mayor Pete," as he's known to his growing fan base, is running a surprisingly strong and well-funded campaign for president. Lori Lightfoot has just won a landslide victory to become Chicago's mayor. Together, the ascendance of Lightfoot and Pete Buttigieg — the two-term mayor of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., leaves the chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Bennet says he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer as he considers a 2020 Democratic presidential bid (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 03, 2019 - 10:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, who has been considering a 2020 Democratic presidential bid, said Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. "While hearing news like this is never easy, I am fortunate it was detected early, and as a result, my prognosis...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 03, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that his tendency toward physical displays of affection and encouragement has made some women uncomfortable, and he promised to be "much more mindful" of respecting personal space. "Social norms have begun to change. They've shifted," the 76-...
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