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Nevada union warns members of Sanders, Warren health plans

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 7, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most influential union is sending a subtle message to its members discouraging support for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over their health care stances even though the union has not yet decided if it will endorse a candidate...

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...

DHS cuts New Yorkers off from ‘trusted traveler’ programs

By BEN FOX | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York residents will be cut off from “trusted traveler” programs that speed their re-entry into the country, a senior Homeland Security official said Thursday, blaming a new state law that prohibits immigration agents from accessing...

Governors warn Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors of both major political parties are warning that a little-noticed regulation proposed by President Donald Trump's administration could lead to big cuts in Medicaid, reducing access to health care for low-income Americans.The...

The Latest: Iowa Democrats release additional caucus results

February 5, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):11 p.m.The Iowa Democratic Party has released additional results from Monday night’s presidential caucuses.After a daylong delay, the party has now made...

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):11:25 p.m.Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class...

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

Iowa caucus takeaways: Voters send message, but count a mess


WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats tried out some new rules for reporting the results of its caucuses that start the presidential nominating press. It did not go well, and as a result, the impact is somewhat muted. Still, voters gave strong opinions on...

AP VoteCast: Iowa Democratic voters seek fundamental change

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first voters to make their choice in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination are desperate for fundamental change to the political system.Roughly two-thirds of Iowa caucusgoers said supporting a candidate who would...

AP VoteCast: Iowa Dems split on best challenger for Trump

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats are fiercely united by the goal of unseating President Donald Trump, but they were sharply divided Monday over which candidate was best equipped to do so, according to the AP VoteCast survey.Iowa, which hosts the nation's...

The Latest: Warren’s hardest decision was divorcing husband

February 1, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):8:40 p.m.Sometimes a simple question on the stump gets a startlingly personal answer.Amid a Q-and-A session at an evening rally in Davenport, an audience member asked...

2020 candidates brace for frenzied, final weekend in Iowa

By WILL WEISSERT | February 1, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates kicked off a final, frenetic weekend of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses, which will begin the battle to take on President Donald Trump in November.Former Vice President Joe Biden and...