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Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ALAN FRAM | February 13, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's...

The Latest: Bloomberg says he’s prepared to take on Trump

February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local):8:50 p.m.Michael Bloomberg says none of the other candidates in the Democratic primary field had answers when asked in last week’s debate why they’re better...

Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns after caucus chaos

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party announced his resignation Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear...

Barr agrees to testify as Democrats question his leadership

By MARY CLARE JALONICK | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, appearing for the first time before the panel as questions swirl about whether he intervened in the case of a longtime ally of President...

After impeachment: Congress adrift, oversight uncertain

By LISA MASCARO | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Capitol, it’s as if the impeachment of President Donald Trump never happened.One week after the historic undertaking shuttered to a close, Congress is feverishly back at work emboldened but also arguably diminished by...

Sanders in talks with DNC to headline big-dollar fundraiser

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and STEVE PEOPLES | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is in talks with the Democratic National Committee to headline the first of two party fundraisers, where he will likely appear before the same big-dollar donors that he has repeatedly railed against on the campaign trail.A...

Gospel of Matthew’s message rings loudly for some 2020 Dems

By ELANA SCHOR | February 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When Pete Buttigieg launched his first statewide television ad in South Carolina two months ago, its opening lines may have sounded familiar to a churchgoer.The ad opens with footage from a speech by the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

AP VoteCast: NH Democrats angry, seek alternative to Trump

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in the New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump's administration and eager to pick the candidate most likely to oust him from office.Roughly three-quarters of voters said they were not just dissatisfied...

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative...

Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old...

China’s Communist Party faces its biggest crisis since SARS

By JOE McDONALD | February 12, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party needs to make a politically fraught decision: Admit a viral outbreak isn’t under control and cancel this year’s highest-profile official event. Or bring 3,000 legislators to Beijing next month and risk...

The Latest: Top Nevada union warns about Sanders, Warren

February 12, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential contest and the New Hampshire primary (all times local):12:15 a.m. WednesdayNevada's most influential union is sending a warning over the heath care stances of the two most progressive...