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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla. They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling depictions of one another. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things.  President Donald Trump and Mike Bloomberg could hardly be more different as people but now they both want the same job: Trump’s. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

Jan. 24, 2020 2:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things. That's where the...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, talks to reporters as she arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The U.S. Senate plunges into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's

Can Klobuchar build a late surge from a long distance?

Jan. 23, 2020 3:48 PM EST

STANTON, Iowa (AP) — It was the kind of event designed to play up the Midwestern sensibilities that Amy Klobuchar so often talks about on the campaign trail. In a small rural Iowa community, voters gathered in a neighbor's home. They ate tater tot hot dish — Klobuchar's award-winning recipe —...

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Bloomberg calls for Trump's removal in new impeachment ad

Jan. 21, 2020 10:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg launched a new impeachment-focused television ad Tuesday urging the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office. The ad will run in 27 states, including states represented by vulnerable Republican senators, and be Bloomberg's only...

Illinois House speaker's recent legal fees totaled $445,000

Jan. 18, 2020 9:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' powerful House speaker spent nearly half a million dollars in campaign contributions on legal fees in the last three months of 2019, records show. Of the $445,000 that Democrat Michael Madigan's campaign spent on legal fees, $275,000 was for a settlement with a former campaign...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

Utility raises $2.3M for Maine transmission line campaign

Jan. 16, 2020 3:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine utility spent more than $2.3 million in the most recent quarter to rally against a potential statewide vote about whether it can build a transmission line to bring hydropower from Canada. The utility, Central Maine Power, wants to build a 145-mile line to bring power to the...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One early Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after attending the College Football National Championship game in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Amid Iran and impeachment, Trump's focus is reelection

Jan. 14, 2020 8:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Impeachment, immigration and Iran have filled the White House agenda as the year begins. But with the first votes of this year’s presidential campaign to be cast in just weeks, President Donald Trump is increasingly focused on his reelection bid. He has revved up his criticism of the...

Panel OKs public relations push on Wisconsin elections

Jan. 14, 2020 2:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State elections officials voted Tuesday to hire an advertising firm to develop a public relations campaign reassuring voters that Wisconsin elections are secure and to provide information about how elections work. The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted 4-2 to spend $260,000 to hire...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, unanimously passed a measure to reel in political spending by

Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-influenced' companies

Jan. 14, 2020 10:54 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to rein in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew unprecedented spending — including a record $1.5 million from Amazon. The measure puts...

Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker, right, officially files on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker joins a crowded field of Democrats competing to challenge McConnell in this year’s election. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Booker files for Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell

Jan. 8, 2020 3:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing to fight the status quo, state Rep. Charles Booker officially filed Wednesday to enter the Democratic primary in Kentucky for the seat held by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker, a freshman state lawmaker, joins a crowded field of Kentucky Democrats...