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Pete Buttigieg’s next test: Winning over minority voters

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 18, 2020

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy.The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's...

Karen Pence adds campaigning for Trump to busy to-do list

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | February 17, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence has no shortage of projects.The wife of Vice President Mike Pence promotes the healing power of art therapy and help for military spouses. She's into honeybees and supports sister cities. She's a watercolorist who designs...

The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump

February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):2 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is preaching Democratic unity in taking on President Donald Trump, a challenge she framed as an existential crisis for America.Warren, having partly...

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival’s aggressive loyalists

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 17, 2020

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state.Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg...

One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders

By STEVE PEOPLES and ALAN FRAM | February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There's less agreement about whether — and how —...

2020 Watch: Who can show strength with voters of color?

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to Nevada caucuses: 5Days to general election: 260———THE NARRATIVEWith Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, the Democrats'...

Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

By KEVIN FREKING | February 16, 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after...

The Latest: Nevada’s lieutenant governor endorses Biden

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST):3:30 p.m.Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s...

Steyer foundation mulling SC investments – after the primary

By MEG KINNARD | February 16, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ahead of this month’s crucial South Carolina primary, the wife of presidential candidate Tom Steyer said that the foundation she runs is interested in considering an investment proposal from one of the state’s largest black...

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

By BILL BARROW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. | February 16, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal.“There is what I call an ‘ABT mood’ in the black community: Anybody but Trump,” said the 77-year-old who was...

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

By REGINA GARCIA CANO and JENNIFER PELTZ | February 16, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk.A police officer accosted Ourlicht, deeming suspicious a bulge in his jacket....

Iran’s president: Trump doesn’t want war ahead of 2020 vote

February 16, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) —Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn't believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid.Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will...