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A supporter smiles while listening to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., at a campaign office, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Democrats aim to 'get it right' in Nevada

Feb. 22, 2020 2:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is expressing confidence that the Nevada caucuses will go smoothly and won't repeat the problems that muddied the results in Iowa. The hours ahead will show whether...

This Sept. 13, 2019, photo shows the closed office of Indiana Virtual School, in Indianapolis, with a message to creditors taped to the door stating that it no longer had assets or bank accounts. A new state audit report said Indiana Virtual School and a sister online school inflated their enrollments by thousands of students and inappropriately paid nearly $86 million to companies linked to the schools' founder or his associates. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Indiana Republicans say law adequate despite school fraud

Feb. 22, 2020 11:21 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican leaders are resisting steps toughening state laws on privately operated online schools, pushing aside blame in the alleged enrollment inflation by two such schools that wrongly collected $69 million in taxpayer money. The state audit of Indiana Virtual School and...

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is seen during an interview in Raleigh, N.C. The choice for North Carolina Democrats next month on a challenger to Republican Sen. Thom Tillis likely comes down to an Iraq War veteran with the backing of the party's establishment or an African American woman trying to beckon the party's liberal wing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Populism vs. pragmatism underpins N Carolina Senate primary

Feb. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Votersseeking to take back a U.S. Senate seat in closely divided North Carolina must choose whether liberal populism or centrist pragmatism is best suited to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a devotee of President Donald Trump. Next month’s Democratic Senate primary has...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at Valley High School in Santa Ana, Calif., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

Feb. 21, 2020 7:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals. Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos and young voters, producing campaign materials in...

This Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, Hinds County Detention Center booking photograph shows former Mississippi Department of Human Services Director John Davis in Raymond, Miss. Davis and five other people were indicted and arrested for allegedly embezzling millions in federal money meant for the poor through an investigation by the Mississippi State Auditor's office. (Hinds County Detention Center via AP)

5 plead not guilty in welfare fraud case in Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2020 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Trial dates have been set for the former head of Mississippi's welfare agency and some of the other people charged with misusing money that was intended to help needy people in the nation's poorest state. Court records show former Department of Human Services director John Davis...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, initiative promoter Tim Eyman waits to speak during a hearing before the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A judge has ruled that Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in campaign contributions over a six-year period. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon issued his ruling Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in a lawsuit brought against Eyman by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

Feb. 21, 2020 5:11 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that initiative promoter Tim Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in campaign contributions over a six-year period — a finding that could subject him to millions of dollars in penalties. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon issued his...

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg takes questions from students at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future town hall in Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Despite strong start, Buttigieg seeks $13 million for Mar. 3

Feb. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he needs to raise $13 million to stay competitive through the 14-state Super Tuesday contests on March 3, despite strong finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. The tricky financial picture for one of the...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats big money pledges give way to reality of 2020 race

Feb. 21, 2020 4:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Democratic presidential candidates launched their campaigns last year with bold pledges to reject help from super PACs and dark money groups. But as the realities of a tough primary fight sink in, those promises are fading away. Elizabeth Warren, one of the fiercest critics of money...

FILE  - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, welders work on Iowa-side columns for the new Interstate 74 bridge in Bettendorf, Iowa. In the midst of an election year, President Donald Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion infrastructure plan. This time, the Republican president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending to reach his goal, a fundamental change that is praised by some state transportation officials and industry groups, even though Trump's proposal doesn't spell out how to pay for it all. (Todd Mizener/The Dispatch – The Rock Island Argus via AP, File)

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Feb. 21, 2020 10:19 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax incentives to spur private investment in public works projects. He has so far failed to persuade Congress to pass anything like that. In another election year, Trump...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks with Bill Mamgum, center, and Shirley Mamgum at EllaEm's Soul Food, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Warren's next challenge: Maintain post-debate momentum

Feb. 21, 2020 1:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren enters the final stretch before Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucus with a new and enviable but nonetheless critical mission: capitalizing on a standout performance during Wednesday's presidential debate. The Massachusetts senator took a leading role in blasting rival...