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Senate more partisan today than when Clinton faced trial

Nov. 5, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has long been a place of false gentility, where "my good friend" can be a euphemism for the opposite. Now, as the Senate prepares to consider an impeachment trial, the acidic tribal politics in the era of Donald Trump is stripping away the veneer of comity from a chamber that's...

Better polling means sharper scrutiny. Is Warren ready?

Oct. 9, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When Elizabeth Warren campaigned in Nevada in February, Abbie Peters was there. Energy and enthusiasm for the Massachusetts senator was not. "It was early, and she wasn't as popular," said Peters. Nearly eight months later, Peters, a retiree from California, was back again to see...

Today in History

Sep. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2019. There are 98 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 24, 1976, former hostage Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in San Francisco carried out by the Symbionese...

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a...