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Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

Feb. 22, 2019 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice Department...

Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

Feb. 21, 2019 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, has emerged as the new best hope of...

NJ lawmakers advance bill to pressure Trump to release taxes

Feb. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump could miss out on being on the 2020 ballot in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill now advancing. The Democratic-led state Senate passed legislation Thursday inspired by the Republican president's failure to disclose his tax returns. The...

Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

Feb. 21, 2019 5:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Democratic group on Thursday announced plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term. Surveys conducted by Priorities USA suggest Trump is vulnerable in many of the same Rust Belt...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Feb. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 21 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller's endgame is...

Colorado Legislature OK's changes to presidential electors

Feb. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a bill Thursday calling for the state to join others in casting their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote. Gov. Jared Polis, also a Democrat, has said he will sign the measure. Currently, the state's...

Trump endorses Cornyn, who is wary of O'Rourke 2020 threat

Feb. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Sen. John Cornyn for re-election in 2020, saying the chamber's No. 2 Republican "has done an outstanding job for the people of Texas." The president tweeted Thursday that Cornyn is "strong" on the Second Amendment, the U.S.-Mexico border and crime,...

Wisconsin Assembly welcomes 'limousine liberals' for DNC

Feb. 21, 2019 2:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican Assembly speaker says Milwaukee hosting the 2020 Democratic National Convention would be good for President Donald Trump. Speaker Robin Vos also told reporters Thursday that bringing "lots of limousine liberals" to Milwaukee would be good for the state's economy....

Mulling presidential bid, Howard Schultz again fails to vote

Feb. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has been criticized for having a spotty voting record in his home state, has missed another election as he considers an independent bid for president. The Seattle Times reports that records show Schultz failed to vote this month on whether to approve...

Booker to bring presidential campaign to Nevada on Sunday

Feb. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will make his first trip to Nevada on Sunday as a Democratic presidential candidate. Booker's campaign announced Thursday that he's planning to hold a "Conversation with Cory" in North Las Vegas to discuss his record and what he wants to accomplish. Booker's...