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Michael Bloomberg, Deval Patrick blindside Dem primary field

The center of the Democratic Party is throwing a fit. The party’s moderate wing has suddenly produced back-to-back threats of Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick ...

Buttigieg woos 'future former Republicans' in wide-open N.H. primary

ROCHESTER, N.H. — As Pete Buttigieg boarded his campaign bus Monday afternoon, a New Hampshire voter stopped him to ask if campaign staffers were hawking ...

Deval Patrick bid would ‘complicate Elizabeth Warren’s life’

BOSTON — When Elizabeth Warren was asked to name three African Americans she’d choose for her presidential cabinet last week, she pointed to her friend ...

Democrats’ big pitch: Impeach Trump

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats have some advice for the party as they try to sell impeachment to the American people. Keep it ...

House Intel panel announces additional witnesses for public impeachment hearings

The House Intelligence Committee announced a new slate of hearings for the impeachment inquiry late Tuesday, scheduling eight witnesses for public appearances next week. The ...

Northwestern paper's apology sparks journalism debate

CHICAGO (AP) – Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to ...

Sri Lankan journalists fear situation may worsen after polls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Forced to flee their country a decade ago to escape allegedly state-sponsored killer squads, Sri Lankan journalists living in exile ...

Reed takes office as Montgomery's first black mayor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed was sworn in Tuesday as the capital city’s first African American leader. Reed took the oath of ...

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) – Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard ...

Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

NEW YORK (AP) – For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he comes face to face ...

Trump weighs conditioning foreign aid on religious freedom

Aides to President Donald Trump are drafting plans to condition U.S. aid to other countries on how well they treat their religious minorities, two White ...

‘The field has gotten worse’: Donors see promise in Deval Patrick bid

Former Gov. Deval Patrick is considering a late entry into the presidential race, according to two sources with knowledge of his thinking, a move that ...

Trump’s plan to shrink NSC staff draws fire

White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien is moving quickly to shrink and reshape his staff – rattling some nerves already frayed by the impeachment ...

The insider's guide to the impeachment hearings

When millions of Americans tune in to the House’s impeachment hearings, it won’t be what they regularly see on C-SPAN. The hearings alone are a ...

Mick Mulvaney withdraws attempt to join suit over impeachment testimony

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on Monday backed away from an attempt to join a pending lawsuit concerning testimony in the ...

US held nearly 70,000 migrant kids in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) – The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father’s arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United ...

Meet the witnesses: Diplomats start off impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) – Diplomats and career government officials, they’re little known outside professional circles, but they’re about to become household names testifying in the House ...

Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Transcripts in the newest batch from testimony in the House impeachment hearings are chipping away at a key Republican defense of President ...

Democrats, GOP to vie for impeachment narrative — on TV

WASHINGTON (AP) – Impeachable or not? Both Democrats and Republicans see the televised impeachment hearings starting this week as their first and best opportunity to ...

Joe Biden-Elizabeth Warren war of words heats up

Joseph R. Biden said Monday night that if he adopted Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s tactics in the 2020 Democratic presidential race that he would be questioning ...

AOC brings star power to Iowa for Sanders

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Gabriela Barajas’ friends dragged her to the rally with Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 19-year-old had never gone to a ...

Inside the 2020 campaign with the potential First Gentlemen

When Amy Klobuchar was first breaking into politics two decades ago, a TV news crew in Minneapolis asked if they could film her family at ...

Marijuana legalization gets lost in the weeds

Five Democratic states are poised to create a pot lovers’ paradise, legalizing marijuana from Pennsylvania to Connecticut. But political infighting — especially among Democrats — ...

Joe Arpaio’s Surprising Legacy in Arizona

PHOENIX — In the City Council chambers here, a squat, round room that evokes the traditional Navajo home known as a “hogan,” Carlos Garcia is ...

Poll: Bloomberg's potential run is a flop with voters so far

Michael Bloomberg is running at 4 percent nationally as he teases a presidential bid, showing that he’s well known — but widely disliked — by ...

What's coming in impeachment: Public hearings, messaging

WASHINGTON (AP) – For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's flawed 'read the transcript' defense

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s been his drumbeating demand: “Read the transcript!” “Just read the transcript.” “Can’t we read English?” “Just read the Transcript, everything else ...

The Latest: Judge orders Najib to enter defense in 1MDB case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – The Latest on the corruption trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): ___ A Malaysian judge ...

The Latest: UN chief urges restraint for Bolivians

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ...

Dreamers DACA case at Supreme Court hinges on procedural issue

A quick reality check: The Supreme Court will not be deciding this week whether illegal immigrant “Dreamers” deserve a chance at legal status in the ...

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