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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sanders' Social Security 'adjustments' undercut Biden attack

Jan. 29, 2020 12:25 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a congressman in the 1990s, Bernie Sanders expressed an openness to making “adjustments" to the tax and benefit structure of Social Security. He also praised an overhaul of the social safety net program signed into law by President Ronald Reagan that reduced benefits and...

In this image from video, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Jay Sekulow, speaks during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump defense wrong about FBI investigation

Jan. 29, 2020 12:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense team falsely claimed the Justice Department was already investigating him even before the 2016 election and distorted the facts about a dossier of opposition research into Trump's ties to Russia. A look at some of the claims Tuesday during Trump's...

In this January 11, 2020 photo former congressman, US Senate and Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks before a crowd of campaign volunteers for Eliz Markowitz in Katy, Texas. Markowitz is an educator running for district 148 of the Texas state house. O'Rourke and other national Democrats have endorsed Markowitz, her race is being viewed as a bellwether for national politics in 2020. (AP Photo/ John L. Mone)

GOP wins closely watched Texas special election

Jan. 28, 2020 11:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans won handily a closely watched special election Tuesday to keep hold of a suburban Houston district that President Donald Trump won easily four years ago, fending off a national blitz by Democrats in a Texas legislative race. The victory by Republican Gary Gates, who put...

Maine state secretary chides Bloomberg on inaccurate mailing

Jan. 28, 2020 10:27 PM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state said Tuesday that presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent inaccurate voting information to state residents. Matthew Dunlap said “several voters” recently received a mailing from the Democrat's campaign...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., pauses before leaving the Capitol at the close of defense arguments by the Republicans in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Klobuchar makes quick trip to Iowa in midst of impeachment

Jan. 28, 2020 10:02 PM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Amy Klobuchar is still fighting to gain ground in Iowa's presidential caucuses that are now just days away. The Minnesota senator took a last-minute, late afternoon flight to western Iowa on Tuesday following arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in Washington....

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, former New York City Mayor, and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg walks with supporters along the route of the Little Rock

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Jan. 28, 2020 9:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Wildwood, N.J., as Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., listens. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Trump shores up support for newest GOP congressman in Jersey

Jan. 28, 2020 9:24 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Moving on several fronts toward shoring up support for his reelection bid, President Donald Trump capped off a busy Tuesday by heaping praise on the newest Republican member of Congress and savaging Democrats he said are engaged in “demented hoaxes” like his impeachment...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts during a town hall meeting at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 hosted by UNITE HERE, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Las Vegas. Sanders, appearing before several hundred union workers in Las Vegas, explained his Medicare for All plan, which would switch the country to a government-run system and eliminate private health insurance. (Krystal Ramirez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Unite Here labor union staying neutral in Democratic primary

Jan. 28, 2020 7:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The international union representing hotel and casino workers said Tuesday that it will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, casting doubt as to whether its influential Nevada local will follow suit ahead of the state’s caucuses. A statement from Unite...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Biden won't say whether Sanders could unify Dems as nominee

Jan. 28, 2020 7:10 PM EST

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden wouldn't say Tuesday whether he thinks Bernie Sanders could effectively unify the Democrats if the Vermont senator wins the party's presidential nomination. “We have to unite," Biden told reporters in Muscatine, six days before the Iowa...

Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Amy Klobuchar helped jail teen for life, but case was flawed

Jan. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...