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Avalanche of issues takes out Iowa plan for high-tech caucus

By RYAN J. FOLEY and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | February 4, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — What went wrong with the Iowa Democratic Party’s high-tech plan to speed up the reporting of caucus night results? Pretty much everything.A little-known startup company was picked by party leaders to develop a mobile app 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...

The Latest: Dems say delay due to coding error, results soon

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):8:45 a.m.The Iowa Democratic Party says delays in reporting the outcome of Monday's caucuses were due to a coding issue that has been fixed. The party says...

Caroline Kennedy backs Biden, calls him Democrats’ best bet

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling the former vice president Democrats' “best bet to win the White House.”The Kennedy family has been a major force in Massachusetts...

Dems lay a big caucus egg: No results from Iowa election


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic party officials in Iowa worked furiously Tuesday to deliver the delayed results of their first-in-the-nation caucus, as frustrated presidential candidates claimed momentum and plowed ahead in their quest for the White...

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...

Trump trial closing arguments aim at voters, history

By LISA MASCARO and ERIC TUCKER | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing arguments Monday in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial were directed more toward history than to sway the outcome, one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record ahead of his expected acquittal in the...

AP Explains: In Iowa, complex caucus now even more intricate

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses, a staple of the early election season in a U.S. presidential election year, are never simple. And they’re going to seem even more intricate this year — especially if you’re on the outside looking in.Three sets...

Iowa in Focus: Democrats open 2020 with hope, anxiety

By The Associated Press | February 3, 2020

Hopeful but also afraid. Uncertain but still focused. Iowa's Democrats will arrive at their 2020 kickoff caucuses on Monday with a mix of emotions and one urgent mission: voting President Donald Trump out of office in November.For months, Associated Press...

Trump bashes Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

By JILL COLVIN | February 3, 2020

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Super Bowl pregame interview to rail against Democrats, accusing them of hatred and offering schoolyard insults about his potential 2020 rivals.“I see the hatred. ... They don’t care about...

Impeachment trial heads to historic end in frenetic week

By HOPE YEN | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial heads toward a historic conclusion this week, with senators all-but-certain to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after narrowly rejecting Democratic demands...

Fight for California House may be barometer for November

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | February 2, 2020

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — If there is going to be a comeback for California’s traumatized Republican Party — a so-called “red recovery” that could threaten Democratic control of the U.S. House — Mike Garcia wants to be part of it.The former...