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Trump, GOP embrace amid political fallout from shutdown

Jan. 24, 2019 12:43 AM EST

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — As President Donald Trump's approval rating falls, the Republican Party is grasping him ever tighter. Gathering in New Mexico, the Republican National Committee's governing body will take the unusual step Friday of voting to declare the party's "undivided support" for Trump...

Diversity highlights emerging field of Democratic candidates

Jan. 24, 2019 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are...

2020 Democratic primary field puts diversity in spotlight

Jan. 23, 2019 8:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are...

With strike deal, Garcetti looks again toward 2020 run

Jan. 23, 2019 6:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After helping broker an end to a teachers strike that marooned more than half a million students, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday the deal shows that government is solving problems in Los Angeles while Washington remains hobbled by a lengthy shutdown. The Democratic mayor, who is...

Milwaukee secures money for 2020 DNC bid

Jan. 23, 2019 5:45 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city has secured a third-party line of credit to get a step closer its goal of hosting the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee is among three finalists along with Houston and Miami. A decision is expected next month. The DNC requires cities...

Manafort denies lying to investigators after plea agreement

Jan. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman on Wednesday denied allegations he lied to investigators after he began cooperating with them. Lawyers for Paul Manafort submitted a heavily redacted 10-page filing aimed at knocking down claims by special counsel Robert Mueller's office...

Republican Party to express 'undivided support' for Trump

Jan. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party's governing body is set to offer its "undivided support" for Donald Trump and his "effective presidency," lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign. The Republican National Committee's resolutions committee unanimously approved the...

Colorado Editorial Roundup

Jan. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EST

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Jan. 23, on making over the Electoral College: If you're a Democrat in Indiana or a Republican in Illinois, it's fair to ask whether you should bother casting a ballot in the presidential election. Your vote won't matter thanks to our weird Electoral College system. Illinois is...

Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race

Jan. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. "The reality is there's no going back, and there's no such thing as 'again' in the real world. We can't look for greatness in the past,"...

APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Jan. 23, 2019 5:00 AM EST
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid.