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Inside Michael Bloomberg’s big play for black voters

By SARA BURNETT | February 12, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff...

Trump’s acquittal confronts Dems with election year choices

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment ended with a reminder of why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the idea for so long — an acquittal everyone saw coming, followed by a bombastic presidential victory lap and a bump in his poll numbers...

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal ‘celebration’

By JILL COLVIN, JONATHAN LEMIRE, and ZEKE MILLER | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign.Triumphantly...

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK, and ERIC TUCKER | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for...

Senate so far split neatly along party lines on impeachment

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges, with just two or three undecided members even considering breaking...

Polling: Americans dissatisfied with the state of the union

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulence of impeachment, a contentious presidential campaign and a global virus health threat confront President Donald Trump as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But one thing about the Trump...

Trump State of the Union won’t be 1st delivered amid turmoil

By KEVIN FREKING | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton addressed a nation transfixed by impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once in a State of the Union address that ran on for 78 minutes.Now, President Donald Trump prepares to address the nation...

Even with no major rival, Trump steps up early state effort

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, 2020 Democrats. President Donald Trump would like to remind voters that he, too, is on the ballot next week.With no serious challenger and money to burn, Trump's reelection team hopes to use voting in early states on the...