Month: August 2019

Gaffes pile up for Biden’s 2020 campaign as Trump team takes aim

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumed frontrunner in the Democratic 2020 race, has been hit by a rapid-fire series of gaffes and errors within just a few days – although it’s unclear whether it will damage his future prospects at either the Democratic nomination or the presidency.

Trump lashes out at former intel officials for criticism of Iran tweet

President Trump blasted former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Saturday for criticism of a tweet Trump sent following a reported acc…

DNC sets date for fourth primary debate of 2020 season; Democrats to take the stage Oct. 15 in Ohio

The Democratic National Committee announced Saturday that the fourth primary debate for the 2020 U.S. presidential election will be held in Ohio on October 15. “Save the date,” the DNC said on Twitter. “The fourth #DemDebate will be October 15 (and pot…

AP Explains: State of Mexico under President López Obrador

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivers his first annual report on the state of the union Sunday, less than a year after he took office Dec. 1. The president sets the agenda most days with a morning press conference, delivered with a smile and often …

New Mexico denies license for shelter for immigrant boys

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico agency has rejected an Arizona-based organization’s application for a planned Albuquerque shelter for immigrant children in the country illegally. The Albuquerque Journal reports that a New Mexico Children, Youth a…

Amazon fires: French activists urge more Brazil action

PARIS (AP) – Pretending to be trees in the Amazon, activists marched through Paris urging Brazil’s president to do more to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. Some 200 demonstrators walked Saturday toward Paris City Hall, shooting white flares to rep…

Before Dorian, Florida groups help immigrants get prepared

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) – As Hurricane Dorian headed toward Florida, Natividad Jimenez sat in front of a microphone to tape a message in an Ancient Maya language that few in the world understand but that’s spoken by thousands of immigrants in the state. …

Alaska fisheries lobbyist violates salmon fishing boundaries

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Alaska wildlife troopers have confiscated catch from a fishing industry lobbyist suspected of fishing in closed waters. CoastAlaska reported Thursday that 55-year-old Bob Thorstenson Jr. was commercial fishing Sunday when wildlife …