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In this image from video, impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

McConnell backs off, abruptly eases impeachment trial limits

Jan. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of...

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In reversal, Clinton says she'd back Sanders if he's nominee

Jan. 21, 2020 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night that she would endorse her 2016 rival Bernie Sanders if he wins the Democratic nomination to face President Donald Trump in November. The former secretary of state had earlier refused to say whether she would endorse Sanders in...

Bills to make voting easier advance in Virginia legislature

Jan. 21, 2020 7:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have advanced Senate bills that make voting easier, including not requiring an excuse to vote absentee and recognizing Election Day as a state holiday. Other legislation that would extend citizen access to voting -- part of the 11-point “Virginia 2020...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak at a campaign stop at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

2020 Democratic candidates vow unity, but conflict escalates

Jan. 21, 2020 7:19 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald Trump in the fall. Instead, the scars of that battle are being ripped open less than two weeks before the...

Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, right, an independent from Dillingham, shares a laugh with House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, left, before the start of the 2020 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska Legislature convenes with familiar issues to face

Jan. 21, 2020 7:09 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers began a new legislative session Tuesday in which they'll resume debates that have dominated recent sessions amid middling oil prices, including the size of the check to pay residents from the state's oil-wealth fund. Some lawmakers are hopeful agreement can be reached...

Ex-GOP lawmaker announces bid for NJ governor in 2021

Jan. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EST

RARITAN, N.J. (AP) — A former Republican lawmaker on Tuesday launched a campaign to challenge Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in next year's gubernatorial contest. Jack Ciattarelli, who finished second in the GOP primary in 2017 to former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, kicked off his campaign, saying that Murphy has...

Judge halts enforcement of decision in Alaska recall case

Jan. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Tuesday put on hold a decision that would have allowed supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a new signature-gathering phase. Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth in Anchorage said petitions should be issued by...

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 6:42 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...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden widens Black Caucus support after Harris, Booker exits

Jan. 21, 2020 6:35 PM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continued to run up his advantage among black political leaders Tuesday, with four Congressional Black Caucus members announcing their support, including three who previously backed Sens. Kamala Harris or Cory Booker. Georgia Rep. Sanford...

In this image from video, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump defense misrepresents Mueller findings

Jan. 21, 2020 6:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In opening arguments of the impeachment trial, President Donald Trump's defense misrepresented the findings of a special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election by claiming the president was cleared of obstruction of justice. A look at some of his legal team's...