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The Latest: Biden dismayed Limbaugh awarded Medal of Freedom

February 5, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the 2020 election (all times local):8:30 p.m.The awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh has left Joe Biden almost speechless.The Democratic presidential candidate was asked Wednesday during...

Romney impeachment vote heartens some, angers others in Utah

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST | February 5, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though Mitt Romney’s status as one of few Republicans willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump is well known is his adopted home state, his unequivocal speech before voting yes on impeachment Wednesday caught...

Sen. Mitt Romney breaks with GOP, votes to convict Trump

By ALAN FRAM | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney, establishment to the core, took the Senate's most brazenly rebellious stance Wednesday in voting to force President Donald Trump from office, a move highlighting how rare it is for Republicans to cross swords...

TV news ready to shift gears after impeachment saga ends

By DAVID BAUDER | February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's vote to acquit President Donald Trump not only ended the impeachment saga Wednesday, it shut off the source of hours of programming for television news networks.The vote, shown live on ABC, CBS, NBC and the cable news networks,...

FBI director warns of ongoing Russian ‘information warfare’

By ERIC TUCKER | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that Russia is engaged in “information warfare” heading into the 2020 presidential election, though he said law enforcement has not seen ongoing efforts by Russia to target America's election...

Vulnerable Democrat Doug Jones votes to convict Trump

By ALAN FRAM | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, widely considered the Senate's most endangered Democrat, voted Wednesday to convict President Donald Trump as the Senate impeachment trial concluded with Trump's acquittal — and Republicans will try to use...

Impeachment done, Pelosi unburdens herself about Trump

By LAURIE KELLMAN | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was gone, the House lights were dimming, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked up to her friends and family in the gallery overhead. She held up the speech she had shredded behind Trump's back, on live television....

Editorial Roundup: US

By The Associated Press | February 5, 2020

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:———Feb. 5The Miami Herald on Fred Guttenberg, father of a student killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, being removed from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:House...

Pelosi shreds Trump’s speech. Right there on the podium.

By LAURIE KELLMAN and LISA MASCARO | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — And then she tore up the speech.No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two.Right there, on camera, behind Trump's back. As...

Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech

By JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and a nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying...

Democrats’ response to Trump turns to working-class worries

By ALAN FRAM | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class voters' worries, saying her party is focusing on easing health care costs and...

Iowa’s coveted voting status in doubt after delay on results

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 5, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's coveted position as the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest faces its most daunting challenge in light of problems that kept the state Democratic Party from reporting results.The caucuses were already facing...