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Democrats see opening in Trump's push to quash 'Obamacare'

Mar. 26, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

Trump heads to California next week for campaign fundraiser

Mar. 26, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to California next week for a campaign fundraiser that has premium tickets going for $150,000. The April 5 event in Los Angeles will bring the Republican president back to the heavily Democratic state where Hillary Clinton handily beat him in the 2016...

Democrats ask for Mueller files; GOP exclaims 'Move on'

Mar. 25, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on" from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's probe of...

Media takes heat following Mueller conclusions

Mar. 25, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Holding a copy of the New York Times to the camera on Monday, a giddy Steve Doocy of Fox News Channel said the headline about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia investigation "probably killed whoever had to type this." Motivated by the typical soul-searching that can...

Russia savors Mueller's report but expects tensions to stay

Mar. 25, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia savored an "I told you so" moment Monday after special counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow. Government officials also dismissed the extensive evidence uncovered by Mueller of Russian cyber-meddling in the 2016 presidential...

'Medicare for All' stirs up divisive issues for 2020 Dems

Mar. 25, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The bill from White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a similar measure...

Surprise? Pennsylvania's 2020 primary could be competitive

Mar. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's splashy campaign event in Pennsylvania last week appeared to herald the start of the state's presidential primary season. But if Pennsylvania's Democratic Party faithful are searching for a favorite from among the crowded 2020 primary field, it may be in vain....

Harris sends message to old-guard: Every era has its end

Mar. 24, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris sent a subtle signal to the old-guard of Democratic politics that every era has its end. At an Atlanta church service dedicated to youth Sunday, the presidential candidate compared leadership to a relay race in which each generation must ask themselves "what do...

Oversight or overreach? Democrats wrestle with Trump probes

Mar. 24, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller's investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. The summary of Mueller's report released on Sunday not only lacked that punch, it now forces a moment of reckoning over how far to...

Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

Mar. 24, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That...