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APNewsBreak: Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

Dec. 12, 2018 8:53 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the...

'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Dec. 12, 2018 8:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss' alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that he agreed time and again to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds"...

The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecuted

Dec. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. attorney's office in New York says it won't prosecute the National Enquirer's parent company over its efforts to suppress an embarrassing story about Donald Trump...

Simon wants party preference private in presidential primary

Dec. 12, 2018 4:06 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is asking legislators to change a state law that requires voters to declare a party preference in the state's 2020 presidential primary and makes that information public data. Simon said in a statement Wednesday that there's no good reason to...

Trump campaign Russia contacts alarm intelligence experts

Dec. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — From suggestions of "political synergy" and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump's orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and alarming pattern to experts in the intelligence field. The attempts by Russians...

AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020

Dec. 12, 2018 10:47 AM EST

Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking. They spoke on the condition of...

APNewsBreak: Ex-Obama housing chief Julian Castro takes step toward 2020 White House run, forms exploratory committee

Dec. 12, 2018 10:36 AM EST
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — APNewsBreak: Ex-Obama housing chief Julian Castro takes step toward 2020 White House run, forms exploratory committee.

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Dec. 12, 2018 12:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters. Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they...

Top Democratic donors hear from rising stars ahead of 2020

Dec. 11, 2018 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to excite top donors ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee gave a platform Tuesday to the party's rising stars, including winners and one notable loser from the November midterms. Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, fresh off a loss in a razor-thin...

Booker, Harris score wins on Capitol Hill as they weigh 2020

Dec. 11, 2018 1:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey scored wins on Capitol Hill Tuesday that could help them as they prepare for potential campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Republicans won a net gain of two Senate seats in last month's midterms,...