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Trump plunges into New Hampshire race, aiming to rattle Dems

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eager to put on a show of force in a general election battleground state, President Donald Trump tried to rattle Democrats on Monday with a rally in New Hampshire on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation primaries.Trump,...

Nevada Democrats to rely on paper-based early caucus voting

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 11, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Democratic Party has announced new paper-based balloting for its early vote starting Saturday as it scrambles to reconfigure plans and avoid tech problems and reporting delays that mired Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.The...

Modi’s party faces stunning defeat in New Delhi elections

By ASHOK SHARMA | February 11, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was facing a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on Modi's policies, such as a new national...

With Democrats in New Hampshire, Steyer has SC to himself

By MEG KINNARD | February 10, 2020

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — With the Democratic presidential field focused on New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, billionaire Tom Steyer has South Carolina all to himself.The climate activist has wagered much of his 2020 campaign on Nevada...

Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget...

AP Explains: Why isn’t there a winner of Iowa’s Dem caucuses

By The Associated Press | February 10, 2020

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, how can it be there is still no winner of last week's Iowa caucuses?Final results of the Democratic caucus were released late Sunday, after the Iowa Democratic Party made a series of corrections to a tally initially...

German politics upended as Merkel’s heir apparent quits

By FRANK JORDANS | February 10, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir apparent shook up German politics Monday by declaring she would step down as the governing party's leader and not run for chancellor, fueling uncertainty in the country seen as Europe's anchor of stability...

Revolution or realism? NH tests Democrats’ call for change

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 10, 2020

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters are poised Tuesday to re-order the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But as important, they will also send a message about what kind of change they want their party to stand for to challenge President...

2020 Watch: On eve of New Hampshire, is Mayor Pete for real?

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 10, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to New Hampshire primary: 1Days to general election: 267———THE NARRATIVEChaos in Iowa has sparked a deep sense...

Doubts persist for Dem voters about female nominee in 2020


PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — In a perfect world, Susan Stepp, a 73-year-old retiree, would be voting vote for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, she says. But that won't be happening.“I am not...

The Latest: Warren says she’s best positioned to beat Trump

February 9, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential race and Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire (all times local):6:45 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is tweaking her standard campaign speech, saying that she’s in the best position to win...

NH poses a last chance for some struggling 2020 Democrats

By MICHAEL CASEY | February 9, 2020

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Bounding onto a stage at a conference center in New Hampshire, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang beamed a smile to a cheering crowd and launched into his pitch for votes heading into Tuesday's first-in-the nation primary.Yang didn't...