Political debates

Candidates to the presidency of the Commission participate in a debate at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Leading candidates in the EU elections are facing off Wednesday in a final televised debate before millions of people take part in the world's biggest transnational polls on May 23-26. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 15, 2019 - 4:23 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leading candidates in the European Parliament elections faced off Wednesday evening in a final televised debate before millions of people take part in the world's biggest transnational polls on May 23-26. The six candidates hail from mainstream parties and are vying for Jean-Claude...
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People walk by the Temple of Divine Providence, a major church in the Polish capital,in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, May 13, 2019. A new documentary about pedophile priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one priest to leave the clergy.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers demanded Wednesday that a member of the ruling party be excluded from parliament's work on new laws to curb sex abuse of minors, alleging he had tried to justify the actions of a priest convicted of pedophilia. The conservative government said...
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May 09, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Best-selling author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson says she's reached the donor threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates that begin next month. Williamson's campaign announced Thursday that she had received donations from at least 65,000 people,...
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California Sen. Kamala Harris speaks ahead of round table discussion with teachers in Columbia, South Carolina, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The Democrat is discussing her proposal to increase teacher pay ahead of a rally in which thousands of South Carolina teachers are planning to rally at the Statehouse, seeking smaller class sizes, better pay and a guaranteed daily break. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
April 30, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is wading into a roiling debate over education in the early voting state of South Carolina, calling it imperative to give public school teachers the support they need to be effective educators. The senator from California...
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Bryan Oberc, Munster, Ind., tries out an AR-15 from Sig Sauer in the exhibition hall at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 29, 2019 - 10:09 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association, facing internal turmoil over its financial management, increasingly partisan tone, and legal threats from government regulators, beat back efforts to overhaul its operations. Wayne LaPierre, the public face of the gun lobbying group for decades,...
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April 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election. Casey's letter Monday to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says holding a...
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Ukrainian presidential candidate and popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during their final electoral campaign debate at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 19, 2019. Friday is the last official day of election canvassing in Ukraine as all presidential candidates and their campaigns will be barred from campaigning on Saturday, the day before the vote. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 20, 2019 - 6:16 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election. Saturday was a so-called "day of quiet," on which...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, and Ukrainian presidential candidate and popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, right, argue during their debates at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 19, 2019. Friday is the last official day of election canvassing in Ukraine as all presidential candidates and their campaigns will be barred from campaigning on Saturday, the day before the vote.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 19, 2019 - 2:42 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who is the front-runner in Ukraine's presidential race and the incumbent fighting to retain his job traded accusations in a debate at a sports stadium Friday, just two days before the election. President Petro Poroshenko, who is trailing in opinion polls ahead of...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:15 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — In a story April 13 about Quebec's religious symbols ban, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ban on religious symbols extends to nurses and bus drivers. It does not. A corrected version of the story is below: Quebec proposes ban on religious clothing for public...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures as he answers to a journalist's question ahead of the presidential elections on April 21, at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The event Sunday was the latest unusual scene in the fight between Poroshenko and Zelenskiy, the comedian whom polls show holding a commanding lead. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
April 14, 2019 - 12:05 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stood next to an empty lectern bearing his election rival's name and used a solo appearance at Ukraine's largest sports stadium Sunday to lash out at the race's inexperienced front-runner as a "virtual candidate." While Volodymyr Zelenskiy,...
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