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Trump, GOP embrace amid political fallout from shutdown

Jan. 24, 2019 12:43 AM EST

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — As President Donald Trump's approval rating falls, the Republican Party is grasping him ever tighter. Gathering in New Mexico, the Republican National Committee's governing body will take the unusual step Friday of voting to declare the party's "undivided support" for Trump...

Diversity highlights emerging field of Democratic candidates

Jan. 24, 2019 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Jan. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president...

2020 Democratic primary field puts diversity in spotlight

Jan. 23, 2019 8:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are...

Republican Party to express 'undivided support' for Trump

Jan. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party's governing body is set to offer its "undivided support" for Donald Trump and his "effective presidency," lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign. The Republican National Committee's resolutions committee unanimously approved the...

The Latest: Cohen may be brought from prison to testify

Jan. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to postpone his public testimony to Congress (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer could be...

Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race

Jan. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. "The reality is there's no going back, and there's no such thing as 'again' in the real world. We can't look for greatness in the past,"...

APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Jan. 23, 2019 5:00 AM EST
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid.

Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

Jan. 23, 2019 12:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even before he announces whether he's a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing that South Carolina's African-American voters handed him in 2016. A day after speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in the state capital on Monday,...

Harris Wofford, rights activist and senator, dies at 92

Jan. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Sen. Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, a longtime civil rights activist who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960 presidential campaign, has died. He was 92. Wofford died in the hospital late Monday...