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George H.W. Bush’s legacy on racial issues is complicated

George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. On the other side of the racial ledger, Bush appointed Gen. Colin Powell as the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue reading George H.W. Bush’s legacy on racial issues is complicated

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | As Florida recount ends, Sen. Nelson concedes race to Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday after a bruising recount left Nelson thousands of votes short of the outgoing governor. Nelson gave up … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | As Florida recount ends, Sen. Nelson concedes race to Scott

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump brushes off Obama book complaint about him

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Michelle Obama‘s new book, “Becoming” (all times local): 10:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is brushing off former first lady Michelle Obama’s claim that she can’t forgive him for campaign rhetoric that potentially put her family at risk. Trump instead pointed to former President Barack Obama, telling reporters outside the White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump brushes off Obama book complaint about him

WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. She tells ABC in an interview aired on “Good Morning America” she felt like she “failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON | AP NewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

WASHINGTON — Former first lady Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.” She also denounces Trump’s “birther” campaign questioning her husband’s citizenship, calling it bigoted and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP NewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

Dems struggle with Trump’s approach to culture war

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama’s citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her DNA results this week proving her Native American roots. If … Continue reading Dems struggle with Trump’s approach to culture war

Playing Trump’s game in culture war a losing Dems’ strategy

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama’s citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her DNA results this week proving her Native American roots. If … Continue reading Playing Trump’s game in culture war a losing Dems’ strategy

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysian PM campaigns for successor and former foe Anwar

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support his return to active politics. Mahathir’s appearance at a late night political rally Monday marked the first time in two decades that the two shared the same stage, after setting aside … Continue reading PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysian PM campaigns for successor and former foe Anwar