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Trial highlights: Alexander decides, Dershowitz backtracks

By MATTHEW DALY | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — An end to President Donald Trump's impeachment trial appears closer after one influential Republican senator said he would not support a call for more witness.Earlier, one of Trump's attorneys tried to explain his controversial defense....

Buttigieg courts ‘future former Republicans’ to expand vote

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | January 31, 2020

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg has been talking a lot lately about “future former Republicans.”They are potential Iowa caucus voters disenchanted with President Donald Trump who have gone so far as to change their party affiliation and...

Biden, Buttigieg amplify Sanders criticism before Iowa vote


WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden stepped up their criticisms of Bernie Sanders on Thursday, as moderates are under growing pressure to dull any momentum the progressive senator may gain heading into next week's Iowa caucuses.Biden, a...

Election officials get training before 2020 voting begins

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — When state election officials gathered ahead of the last presidential election, major topics were voter registration, identity theft and ballot design. This year, the main theme is election security.The change since 2016 underscores...

Ebenezer pastor Raphael Warnock enters US Senate race

By BEN NADLER | January 30, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, challenging recently appointed Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler.With his influential...

Even with no major rival, Trump steps up early state effort

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, 2020 Democrats. President Donald Trump would like to remind voters that he, too, is on the ballot next week.With no serious challenger and money to burn, Trump's reelection team hopes to use voting in early states on the...

Bloomberg, Trump detail campaign ads to air on Super Bowl

By JILL COLVIN | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will use his Super Bowl ad to highlight his efforts to combat gun violence, while President Donald Trump will focus on his economic record as the two candidates face off during the...

AP-NORC poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious


When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown.That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research as Americans look ahead to a high-stakes election...

Biden under pressure to prove he can thwart new GOP attacks

By BILL BARROW | January 30, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — With five days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is fending off a new onslaught of GOP attacks over his son's business overseas and facing piling pressure to show Democratic voters he can handle the incoming.As Republicans amplified...

Misinformation pledge gains a supporter in presidential race

By AMANDA SEITZ | January 29, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday in a presidential campaign pledge to avoid the use of fake news, manipulated images or online misinformation.The declaration signals that viral misinformation...

‘How good I feel’: Sanders setting high expectations in Iowa

By WILL WEISSERT | January 29, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Most presidential candidates try to manage expectations in the final stretch of a campaign knowing a surprise win is always better than an expected one. Not Bernie Sanders.Ever the insurgent, Sanders is spending his final days...

Sanders defines a Jewish identity his way on the 2020 trail

By ELANA SCHOR | January 29, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders is approaching next week’s Iowa caucuses in a position to become the first major-party Jewish presidential nominee in the nation’s history. And at a time of resurgent anti-Semitism, he’s talking in more depth about...