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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visits with attendees after speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NY Times endorses Klobuchar, Warren in Democratic contest

Jan. 19, 2020 11:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party's moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing. The paper said Sunday it had chosen the two most effective...

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had...

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Joe Biden boosts Super Tuesday case with Sewell endorsement

Jan. 17, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Joe Biden has secured a weighty Deep South endorsement for his presidential campaign, with Alabama’s lone Democratic House member on Friday announcing her support for the former vice president. Terri Sewell marks Biden's 11th endorsement from the Congressional Black Caucus, far outpacing any other...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, makes his acceptance speech after winning his U.S. Congressional seat against Chad Lee on Election Day in Madison, Wis. Pocan, who didn't back anyone in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary in 2016, announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, that this year he is endorsing Bernie Sanders, giving the Vermont senator a boost in the battleground state three months before its primary. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

Pocan endorses Sanders, giving him a boost in Wisconsin

Jan. 16, 2020 7:12 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rep. Mark Pocan, who didn't back anyone in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary in 2016, announced Thursday that this year he is endorsing Bernie Sanders, giving the Vermont senator a boost in the battleground state three months before its primary. Sanders and Massachusetts Sen....

Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Buttigieg nabs endorsement of New Hampshire congresswoman

Jan. 15, 2020 7:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has nabbed the endorsement of New Hampshire's lone congresswoman. Rep. Annie Kuster announced Wednesday that she was backing the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor for president, saying he had the ability to unite the country and had bold...

Bloomberg campaign hiring ahead of Pennsylvania primary

Jan. 15, 2020 7:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign has begun hiring dozens of staff members in Pennsylvania, an aggressive move in a late primary state where his chief competitors for the Democratic Party's nomination have inroads. The campaign, which announced the hirings Wednesday, has...

Former representative to fill Kentucky state Senate seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets reported. Preliminary...

FILE - This combination of March 29, 2017 file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to throw out the convictions of the two former aides to former Republican Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey's 'Bridgegate' case. Baroni and Kelly have argued their actions may have unethical but weren't criminal. The court's decision, expected this spring, could have a far-reaching impact on how public corruption investigations are handled. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Christie takes in 'Bridgegate' arguments at US Supreme Court

Jan. 14, 2020 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allies-turned-adversaries sat uncomfortably close to one another in the gallery at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear arguments in New Jersey's “Bridgegate” case. Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie was among the spectators as the high court heard arguments on...

Rival GOP hopefuls in Kansas Senate race both talk to Trump

Jan. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Rival Kansas Senate candidates Kris Kobach and Rep. Roger Marshall have talked to President Donald Trump, with Marshall looking to boost his chances of defeating Trump's earliest prominent supporter in the state. Marshall's campaign confirmed that the western Kansas congressman met...

FILE - This combination of March 29, 2017 file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to throw out the convictions of the two former aides to former Republican Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey's 'Bridgegate' case. Baroni and Kelly have argued their actions may have unethical but weren't criminal. The court's decision, expected this spring, could have a far-reaching impact on how public corruption investigations are handled. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

High court skeptical of New Jersey 'Bridgegate' convictions

Jan. 14, 2020 3:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed broadly skeptical Tuesday of the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey's “Bridgegate” scandal where officials created a massive traffic jam to punish a mayor who refused to endorse then-governor Chris Christie's reelection. The justices...