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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, answers a question during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

House impeachment manager from Texas endorses Joe Biden

Feb. 19, 2020 10:55 AM EST

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is looking ahead to the critical Super Tuesday primary slate with a new endorsement from a Texas congresswoman who served as an impeachment manager in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, a Democrat from Houston, is the sixth Congressional...

Alaska Democrats planning new voting system for primary

Feb. 19, 2020 9:11 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Democratic Party is preparing to debut a new voting system for its upcoming presidential primary, officials said. The April 4 primary will use a ranked-choice, vote-by-mail system, The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday. The new system will not have the problems that...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

Feb. 19, 2020 6:04 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terry Reece has long been skeptical that voters would back Bernie Sanders, a 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist who is just months removed from a heart attack. Then the Vermont senator essentially tied for first place in the Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses and won its New...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign rally at the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Houston, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stands at right. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Las Vegas debate a major test of Bloomberg campaign's gamble

Feb. 19, 2020 5:40 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mike Bloomberg will confront the greatest test of his presidential campaign when he faces five Democratic rivals in a debate in Las Vegas that could fundamentally change the direction of the party’s 2020 nomination fight. The debate debut for the billionaire former mayor of New York...

Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

Tiffany takes GOP primary for Duffy seat

Feb. 18, 2020 10:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary election in Wisconsin (all times local): 9:35 p.m. State Sen. Tom Tiffany has won a Republican primary in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. Tiffany defeated retired Army Capt. Jason Church in...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders' campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

Feb. 18, 2020 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective tie. Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told...

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump vows to 'clean up' LA at Olympic meeting briefing

Feb. 18, 2020 10:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday veered into politics during a briefing on preparations for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, criticizing the city's political leadership for failing to curtail its homelessness epidemic. Trump said if Los Angeles doesn't “clean it up...

Petitions pile up at deadline for Pennsylvania primary

Feb. 18, 2020 9:50 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Candidates for president of the United States and for state attorney general, treasurer and auditor general had until Tuesday's 5 p.m. close-of-business deadline in Pennsylvania to file paperwork to make Pennsylvania's April 28 primary ballot. A look at who filed, according to...

Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), left, and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), center left, square off in the first Senate primary debate hosted by WGBH News and moderated by Margery Egan and Jim Braude on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the WGBH Studios in Boston, Massachusetts. (Meredith Nierman/WGBH via AP, Pool)

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy face off in first televised debate

Feb. 18, 2020 9:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sparred on everything from climate change to gun violence and foreign policy during their first televised debate Tuesday. While the two agreed on many issues, Kennedy argued he is better positioned than...