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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch as the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band performs during a Super Bowl party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump bashes Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

Feb. 3, 2020 1:00 AM EST

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Super Bowl pregame interview to rail against Democrats, accusing them of hatred and offering schoolyard insults about his potential 2020 rivals. “I see the hatred. ... They don’t care about fairness, they don’t care about...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with a member of the audience as he arrives at a campaign stop at the South Slope Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats focus on unity as tensions from 2016 linger

Feb. 1, 2020 9:26 PM EST

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates promised voters in Iowa on Saturday they would unify the party to take on President Donald Trump even as they kept up their criticism of each other and navigated the lingering divides from the 2016 campaign. “I’m confident...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign stop at Hotel Winneshiek, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Decorah, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Buttigieg sharpens Biden, Sanders attacks as caucuses near

Jan. 30, 2020 3:16 PM EST

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg cast himself as the lone candidate who can “turn the page” on the politics of the past while campaigning in Iowa on Thursday, sharpening his criticism of top rivals Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders with just four days until the...

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to the media before attending the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)

Campaign crunch time forces progressives to eye private jets

Jan. 25, 2020 2:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have spent the past year courting the Democratic Party's base with appeals to the working class and sweeping promises to curb climate change. But as they balance their responsibilities to participate in the Senate's impeachment trial and rally...

LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) runs against Oklahoma cornerback Woodi Washington (5) during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. LSU won 63-28. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

LSU's Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson lead AP all-bowl team

Jan. 8, 2020 2:25 PM EST

Joe Burrow and Justin Jefferson were easy selections for The Associated Press All-Bowl Team after they connected for four first-half touchdowns in LSU's College Football Playoff semifinal blowout of Oklahoma. Selecting the rest of the team wasn’t nearly as simple. Although the season won’t end until...

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign rally, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Buttigieg critiques Biden's 'judgment' on Iraq War vote

Dec. 29, 2019 4:21 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War part of the nation's “worst foreign policy decision” of the millennial mayor’s lifetime. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend,...