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Sanders’ 2016 movement now has political machine to push it

By WILL WEISSERT | February 24, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture.The Vermont senator and avowed democratic socialist was convinced...

Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned

By FRANK BAJAK | February 23, 2020

In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year’s election, when U.S....

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

February 23, 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...

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...

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...

Despite strong start, Buttigieg seeks $13 million for Mar. 3

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 21, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he needs to raise $13 million to stay competitive through the 14-state Super Tuesday contests on March 3, despite strong finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.The...

Democrats big money pledges give way to reality of 2020 race

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Democratic presidential candidates launched their campaigns last year with bold pledges to reject help from super PACs and dark money groups. But as the realities of a tough primary fight sink in, those promises are fading away.Elizabeth...

Warren’s next challenge: Maintain post-debate momentum

By WILL WEISSERT | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren enters the final stretch before Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucus with a new and enviable but nonetheless critical mission: capitalizing on a standout performance during Wednesday's presidential debate.The Massachusetts...

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg’s debate debut

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 21, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment.Making a rare four-day swing through...

Wounded but defiant, Bloomberg promises to keep fighting

By STEVE PEOPLES and LINDSAY WHITEHURST | February 20, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — His aura suddenly shattered, a defiant Michael Bloomberg sent a pointed message Thursday to a political world grappling with his underwhelming presidential debate debut: He's not going away.The New York ultra-billionaire lashed...

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

By ASHRAF KHALIL, MARK SHERMAN, and MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in...

Takeaways from the Democratic debate

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and WILL WEISSERT | February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from the...

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