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President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. Listening are from left, Larry Kudlow, White House chief economic adviser, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarty of Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Mar. 28, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., heads to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pelosi forecasts House OK of Senate's $2.2T virus aid plan

Mar. 26, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will give final approval Friday to the massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill with robust backing from both parties, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, a vote that would cap Congress' tumultuous effort to rush the relief to a nation battered by the coronavirus. Pelosi spoke...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, De. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden's challenge: Breaking through with virus response

Mar. 24, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is working to reassert himself in national politics three weeks after taking command of the Democratic presidential primary. Like most Americans, Biden has stayed close to home recently to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. That — and a slow shift to the new...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2020 Watch: Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?

Mar. 23, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has grounded the 2020 presidential race — but not ended it. What we're watching heading into a new week of what we used to call the campaign trail: ___ Days to next set of primaries (if Alaska, Hawaii and Wyoming don’t reschedule): 12 Days to general...

FILE- In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden, participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus' campaign arm endorses Biden

Mar. 20, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has received the presidential endorsement of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ campaign arm, signaling his growing strength among a constituency that has long been key to rival Bernie Sanders’ success. In a statement Friday, Rep. Tony Cardenas, the chairman of...

In this photo from March 10, 2020, Morgan Harper, Democratic candidate for Ohio's 3rd Congressional District running against Democratic four-term incumbent Joyce Beatty, talks with End the Violence participants at Elite Boxing Gym in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Progressive challenger seeks to unseat Ohio congresswoman

Mar. 18, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four-term U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Democrat in a reliably blue central Ohio district, is facing one of her stiffest challenges Tuesday, from a political newcomer positioned at the party's far left. Democrat Morgan Harper, 36, has brought a sense of urgency to her primary campaign...

In this Monday, March 9, 2020, photo, Marie Newman smiles as she campaigns in the Archer Heights neighborhood of Chicago. Newman almost unseated Illinois Republican Rep. Dan Lipinski a staunch abortion opponent and one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, in 2018, and is trying again in the March 17 primary. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Progressive Newman ousts Rep. Lipinski in Illinois primary

Mar. 18, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Progressive Marie Newman won a rematch Tuesday with Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, unseating one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress in a victory for abortion-rights and women's groups that have targeted the eight-term congressman for years. Newman topped Lipinski and two other...

In this Monday, March 9, 2020, photo, Marie Newman smiles as she campaigns in the Archer Heights neighborhood of Chicago. Newman almost unseated Illinois Republican Rep. Dan Lipinski a staunch abortion opponent and one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, in 2018, and is trying again in the March 17 primary. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Stung by losses, progressive women aim for a win in Illinois

Mar. 13, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Things were gloomy inside Elizabeth Warren's Illinois campaign headquarters the day after Super Tuesday, where it had become clear the Massachusetts senator's presidential bid was coming to an end. Staff in Chicago “floated around like ghosts" and tried to figure out what the roughly...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., walks to his car after speaking to reporters on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sanders isn't dropping out, but where does he go from here?

Mar. 11, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is vowing to press ahead with his presidential campaign at least long enough to debate Joe Biden this weekend, even while acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic race may be insurmountable. The Vermont senator on Wednesday offered no further details on what his...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill arrives to speak to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

'Very much alive': Biden victorious in 4 more primary states

Mar. 11, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a...