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Trump rails against Democratic rivals ahead of Iowa caucuses

By AAMER MADHANI and KEVIN FREKING | January 30, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his top Democratic presidential rivals Thursday, taking his fight to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa and the crucial battleground state of Michigan.With Democrats set to hold...

House backs measures asserting congressional war powers

By MATTHEW DALY | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Refocusing a debate on war and peace in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved measures reasserting congressional authority over war powers.In separate votes, the House passed...

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...

Aiming at Trump, Biden says a president’s character matters

By BILL BARROW and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | January 30, 2020

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — With four days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is looking beyond his Democratic rivals and taking square aim at President Donald Trump as the two men campaign within miles of each other on the same day.“In November, America...

AP-NORC poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious


When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown.That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research as Americans look ahead to a high-stakes election...

Biden under pressure to prove he can thwart new GOP attacks

By BILL BARROW | January 30, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — With five days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is fending off a new onslaught of GOP attacks over his son's business overseas and facing piling pressure to show Democratic voters he can handle the incoming.As Republicans amplified...

Trial highlights: Senators’ questions launch pointed debate

By MATTHEW DALY | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally playing an active role at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, senators posed written inquiries that led to pointed, back-and-forth debate Wednesday as Trump’s legal team and House Democratic prosecutors pressed their...

Asked and answered? Senators have their say in Trump trial

By LAURIE KELLMAN | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — At last during the impeachment trial, they got to do what comes naturally in their native habitat: speak on the Senate floor.But when senators engaged in a bit of their beloved talk, the result was something between a political debate...

3 Senate Dems from red states waver on impeachment votes

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate impeachment trial grinds toward a climax, it remains unclear how three Democrats will vote on whether to toss President Donald Trump from office.Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema...

Trump defense: Ukraine ‘quid pro quo’ not impeachable


WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claim of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could...

Trump celebrates major rewrite of North American trade rules

By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL WISEMAN | January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico, celebrating the fulfillment of one of his top campaign promises while declining to share the moment with Democratic lawmakers...

Georgia’s Collins to challenge newly sworn-in GOP senator

By BEN NADLER and JEFF AMY | January 29, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Doug Collins announced Wednesday that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican sworn in just weeks ago, potentially dividing the Georgia party while making allegiance to President Donald Trump even more...