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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a rally in Venice, Calif. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way.  (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

Feb. 21, 2020 7:55 AM 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...

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...

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 1:15 AM 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...

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 12:43 AM 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...

President Donald Trump waves at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg's debate debut

Feb. 21, 2020 12:36 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment. Making a rare four-day swing through the West, Trump was exuding reelection confidence...

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)

Wounded but defiant, Bloomberg promises to keep fighting

Feb. 20, 2020 11:28 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — His aura suddenly shattered, a defiant Michael Bloomberg sent a pointed message Thursday to a political world grappling with his underwhelming presidential debate debut: He's not going away. The New York ultra-billionaire lashed out at leading Democratic rival Bernie Sanders and...

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib announced Thursday that he's endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president and will serve as a Western co-chair for the campaign. Habib's announcement comes a day before ballots are sent out to the state's nearly 4.5 million voters, ahead of the March 10 presidential...

Roger Stone, center, puts his hat on as he departs after his sentencing at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman Jackson...

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

Takeaways from the Democratic debate

Feb. 20, 2020 12:35 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from the debate. THE $60 BILLION PUNCHING BAG Bloomberg was the...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

At Arizona rally, Trump trolls Democrats debating in Nevada

Feb. 19, 2020 11:38 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump trolled his political enemies Wednesday in the first of three rallies in three days in the West as Democrats vied in neighboring Nevada to be the one to challenge him in the November election. Just minutes before Trump regaled a friendly crowd in Phoenix, Democrats...