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Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the...

Gillibrand hustles to Iowa, where potential rivals made mark

Jan. 18, 2019 1:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Unlike some of her potential rivals, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be starting from scratch in early-voting Iowa when she makes her first visit as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect on Friday. Gillibrand, who announced her intentions to run on "The Late Show with...

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule." Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has...

Trump staffing up to fend off potential primary challenge

Jan. 18, 2019 9:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is staffing up to fend off any potential primary challenger. The Virginia-based campaign is announcing Friday that former White House official Nick Trainer will lead its delegate and party organization efforts ahead of the 2020 Republican...

Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

Jan. 18, 2019 9:44 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey's statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term...

Could Dems' 2020 nominee be someone you've never heard of?

Jan. 18, 2019 8:44 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — At 36, Pete Buttigieg is just over the minimum age required to be president of the United States. Outside South Bend, Indiana, the Rust Belt community where he's been mayor since age 29, few people know his name. Those who know it struggle to pronounce it. (It's BOO'-tah-juhj.) None...

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

Jan. 18, 2019 1:22 AM EST

Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race. At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend...

Former Sen. Jeff Flake talks Trump, GOP in Nashville

Jan. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recently retired Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday vowed not to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but added that he hopes Trump doesn't get impeached before the president's first term is up. Flake made the remarks while in Nashville to...

Hawaii's Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statements

Jan. 17, 2019 7:24 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video. The nearly four-minute-long clip, which was shot in her Washington, D.C. backyard, shows Gabbard standing in the snow saying that...

Congressman who worked on Trump's PA campaign is resigning

Jan. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tom Marino, a five-term Republican congressman who helped steer Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that he is resigning just days into a new term. In a statement, Marino said his last day will be Jan. 23 and that he is taking a job in the...