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The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:55 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is thanking Nevada voters for keeping her campaign in the fight. She was addressing over 2,000 people at a campaign event in Seattle. She told...

Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

By HILLEL ITALIE | February 22, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.Houghton...

Six questions before the Nevada caucus

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada caucus, the third contest in the Democratic presidential race, is Saturday. Here are six questions going into that fateful vote.HOW WELL DOES SANDERS DO?Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has high expectations going into the...

Populism vs. pragmatism underpins N Carolina Senate primary

By GARY D. ROBERTSON | February 22, 2020

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Votersseeking to take back a U.S. Senate seat in closely divided North Carolina must choose whether liberal populism or centrist pragmatism is best suited to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a devotee of President Donald...

The Latest: Sanders defiant about Democratic establishment

February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):9:15 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is lumping the “Democratic establishment” in with the corporate and Republican establishment and saying they can’t stop him.Sanders...

Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.The billionaire former...

In Nevada, Biden casts Sanders, Bloomberg as party posers

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and BILL BARROW | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential primary advances toward Super Tuesday, Joe Biden wants voters to choose a loyal Democrat. Preferably him, of course, but mostly just not Bernie Sanders or Mike Bloomberg.“They're not bad folks. They’re...

Picketing, pigeons, politics: Scenes from the Nevada caucus

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and JONATHAN J. COOPER | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line...

2016 again? Russia back to stirring chaos in U.S. election

By AAMER MADHANI, DEB RIECHMANN, and MARY CLARE JALONICK | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just weeks into this year's election cycle, Russia already is actively interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump, and is also trying to help the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders on...

Democrats avoid immigration specifics ahead of Nevada vote

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in the country illegally. They hoped to share their...

Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals.Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos...

Sanders condemns Russian influence in election

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he was briefed by U.S. officials “about a month ago” that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential...