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  • In this April 29, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Ind., listens during a lunch meeting with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York. (Bebeto Matthews/Pool via AP)
    Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief, sources say

    The decision leaves the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, poised to become the first openly gay person confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet post.

  • FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, the White House is photographed from Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Few Americans have much confidence in the U.S. political system, the government in general, or in either political party. Most say they’re interested in the 2016 presidential election, but they also feel frustrated, helpless and even angry with the way the election is going, a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
    Poll: Voters interested, not excited about election

    While 65 percent of Americans say they're interested in the White House race, just 23 percent say they're excited as the presidential contest shifts from the primaries to the general election, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • In this photo taken Jan. 12, 2016, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Coralville, Iowa. Political groups are flooding the airways during popular game shows, including
    Bush sees similarities in his foreign policy and his dad's

    CORALVILLE, Iowa — Jeb Bush believes he's got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea's nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.

  • FILE - In this July 13, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks in Ames, Iowa. Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a qualified endorsement of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, underscoring the deeply tangled links between President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy and the presidential aspirations of his former Secretary of State.
    Bush links Clinton to rise of Islamic State

    BURBANK, California (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will step up his criticism of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her tenure as secretary of state on Tuesday, arguing in a speech on foreign policy the Democratic front-runner shares in th

  • Former US Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Economic Council in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The Economic Council is a German business association representing the interests of more than 11,000 small and medium sized firms, as well as larger multinational companies. Text in the background reads 'and Europe'. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
    Jeb Bush seeks stronger U.S. steps against Putin

    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is warning Russia that if he becomes president, the U.S. will step up its actions to counter Vladimir Putin's aggression, especially in Ukraine and eastern Europe, and seek to "isolate his corrupt leadership from his people."