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Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada’s Democratic shift

By SCOTT SONNER | February 20, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections."We had a small conference...

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg’s debate debut

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 20, 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...

The Latest: Warren says Bloomberg NDA refusal disqualifying

February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local.):6:30 p.m.Elizabeth Warren says that if Mike Bloomberg isn’t willing to release his former employees from any non-disclosure agreements they’ve signed, he should...

Bloomberg’s unusual 2020 strategy turns to Utah post-debate

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST | February 20, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign strategy is unprecedented, and his choice of rally location on Thursday to bounce back from an unsteady debate performance was unusual: Salt Lake City.This is the first...

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...

Democrats’ feisty debate reaches nearly 20 million viewers

By DAVID BAUDER | February 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — This week's feisty Democratic presidential debate, the first to feature former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was a huge television hit with nearly 20 million viewers.The Nielsen company said the debate, seen by 19.7 million people...

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats’ campaign

By DAVID KLEPPER and AMANDA SEITZ | February 20, 2020

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking fun at Pete Buttigieg.By the next morning, the hashtag...

Trump campaign, RNC to spend $10M on voting lawsuits

By AAMER MADHANI | February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee announced Thursday that they will spend more than $10 million during the 2020 election cycle to battle Democrats on voting-related lawsuits and to...

Bloomberg campaign spending tops $409 million

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has plunged over $400 million of his personal fortune into his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, an astronomical sum that has led many of his rivals to charge that he is trying...

Bloomberg News wrestles with coverage of candidate Bloomberg

By DAVID BAUDER | February 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after Bloomberg News tried to thread the needle with a plan for covering a presidential campaign with company founder Mike Bloomberg as a candidate, its journalists are learning how hard that can be.Bloomberg's rise in the...

Irish lawmakers meet as wrangling to form government goes on

February 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s parliament convened Thursday for the first time since an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, with no easy route to forming a stable government.Talks among the parties have failed to make...