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Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

By COREY WILLIAMS | February 6, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump took African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for black people and portrayed himself as the champion of...

Biden reaches for ‘Comeback Kid’ mantle in New Hampshire

By HUNTER WOODALL | February 6, 2020

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden entered the Democratic presidential race as a favorite, the candidate with the longest resume, a network of establishment donors and a pitch that he could win the kind of voters who would defeat President Donald Trump.Now,...

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...

Biden casts top rivals as a risk for party that wants to win

By BILL BARROW and BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 5, 2020

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Facing questions about his campaign's viability, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of his top Democratic rivals on Wednesday, suggesting both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg were risky choices for a party desperate for a return...

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...

2 leaders of Democratic convention host committee fired

By SCOTT BAUER | February 5, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention were fired late Tuesday amid allegations that they oversaw a toxic work environment, a dramatic shakeup less than six months before the showcase...

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...

Buttigieg slightly leading Sanders in partial Iowa results


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party released partial results of its kickoff presidential caucus after a daylong delay late Tuesday showing former Midwestern mayor Pete Buttigieg with a slight lead over progressive Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Online conspiracy theories flourish after Iowa caucus fiasco

By AMANDA SEITZ and DAVID KLEPPER | February 5, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Monday night could not have gone better for online troublemakers who have spent years propagating false or misleading conspiracy theories on the internet that the U.S. election is rigged or vulnerable to tampering.The delayed election...

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...

Mfume, Klacik win party primaries for Elijah Cummings’ seat

By BRIAN WITTE and REGINA GARCIA CANO | February 4, 2020

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won special primaries Tuesday for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings.In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 4 to 1,...

AP VoteCast: Many coalitions in Iowa Democratic caucus vote

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of the Iowa caucuses was muddled, but voters sent clear signals about their values and how they shaped their candidate preferences.Findings from AP VoteCast show the leading contenders each drew their strength from a unique...