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Key takeaways from Democratic debate in New Hampshire


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Three days before the critical New Hampshire Primary, seven Democratic presidential candidates debated, with many of them fighting to survive in the race to challenge President Donald Trump.Here are some key takeaways.MAYOR PETE...

Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks during a debate as rivals raised persistent questions about their ideology and experience, hoping to sow doubts about their...

‘A disappointment’: Iowa caucus turnout below expectations

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 7, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats are recovering from a number of disappointments after Monday's Iowa caucuses, though one has received less attention than the others.About 176,000 Iowans attended their precinct caucuses, a slight uptick from 2016...

The Latest: Bloomberg isn’t at debate, but he’s name-dropped

February 7, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential debate and the upcoming primary in New Hampshire (all times local):10:15 p.m.Billionaire Michael Bloomberg didn’t qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire...

Biden shuffles campaign leadership after 4th-place finish

By BILL BARROW | February 7, 2020

Joe Biden is reorganizing his top presidential campaign leadership after a fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, elevating Anita Dunn to a role that effectively puts her in charge of his third White House bid.Two people with knowledge of the decision...

To win New Hampshire, Warren has to go through Sanders

By WILL WEISSERT | February 7, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's path to victory may have to go through fellow progressive Bernie Sanders. And after Sanders' strong showing in Iowa, that path became far more difficult heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.The challenge...

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal ‘celebration’


WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign.Triumphantly...

In battleground Wisconsin, GOP opens front in Milwaukee

By SCOTT BAUER and IVAN MORENO | February 6, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Republican Party has opened its first-ever office in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, one of the clearest signs yet of the party's push to cut into Democrats' advantage among minority voters and the latest indication of...

Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

By COREY WILLIAMS | February 6, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump took African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for black people and portrayed himself as the champion of...

Biden reaches for ‘Comeback Kid’ mantle in New Hampshire

By HUNTER WOODALL | February 6, 2020

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden entered the Democratic presidential race as a favorite, the candidate with the longest resume, a network of establishment donors and a pitch that he could win the kind of voters who would defeat President Donald Trump.Now,...

The Latest: Biden dismayed Limbaugh awarded Medal of Freedom

February 5, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the 2020 election (all times local):8:30 p.m.The awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh has left Joe Biden almost speechless.The Democratic presidential candidate was asked Wednesday during...

Biden casts top rivals as a risk for party that wants to win

By BILL BARROW and BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 5, 2020

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Facing questions about his campaign's viability, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of his top Democratic rivals on Wednesday, suggesting both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg were risky choices for a party desperate for a return...