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Trump plunges into New Hampshire race, aiming to rattle Dems

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eager to put on a show of force in a general election battleground state, President Donald Trump tried to rattle Democrats on Monday with a rally in New Hampshire on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation primaries.Trump,...

US counterintel strategy emphasizes protection of democracy

By ERIC TUCKER | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's top counterintelligence official said Monday that he was concerned Russia or other foreign adversaries could exploit the chaos of the Iowa caucuses to sow distrust in the integrity of America's elections.“How...

The Latest: Klobuchar optimistic before New Hampshire vote

February 10, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest on campaigning for the 2020 election (all times local):10:30 p.m.At a rowdy event Monday at a Manchester bar, Amy Klobuchar made her final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Amid chants of “Amy”...

How crucial is New Hampshire win? It depends on whom you ask


ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In the waning hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what could be...

Revolution or realism? NH tests Democrats’ call for change

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 10, 2020

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters are poised Tuesday to re-order the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But as important, they will also send a message about what kind of change they want their party to stand for to challenge President...

2020 Watch: On eve of New Hampshire, is Mayor Pete for real?

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 10, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to New Hampshire primary: 1Days to general election: 267———THE NARRATIVEChaos in Iowa has sparked a deep sense...

Doubts persist for Dem voters about female nominee in 2020


PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — In a perfect world, Susan Stepp, a 73-year-old retiree, would be voting vote for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, she says. But that won't be happening.“I am not...

The Latest: Warren says she’s best positioned to beat Trump

February 9, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential race and Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire (all times local):6:45 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is tweaking her standard campaign speech, saying that she’s in the best position to win...

Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

By MEG KINNARD | February 9, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is facing increasingly formidable competition in South Carolina, a state his campaign has long assumed was safely in his column and one he's repeatedly described as a “firewall" in his bid for the Democratic presidential...

Democrats on edge after 2020 election season’s ragged launch

By JULIE PACE | February 8, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald Trump gleeful about...

The Latest: Biden: first two states important, not critical

February 8, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on 2020 Democratic president race and Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire (all times local):4:30 p.m.Joe Biden is continuing to waffle over whether he needs to do well in New Hampshire even as he promised supporters...

Oregon candidate, once a Trump critic, now embraces him

By ANDREW SELSKY | February 8, 2020

BEND, Ore. (AP) — In 2018, the Republican party's candidate for governor of Oregon painted himself as a centrist, criticized President Donald Trump's environmental stance and said he didn't want to be linked to divisive national figures.Knute Buehler...