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Impeachment, felons voting divides Democrats at CNN forums

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment on Monday as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.

Apr. 23, 2019 6:47 AM EDT
The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local):MidnightSouth Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "leave it to the House and Senate to figure that out.

Apr. 23, 2019 4:23 AM EDT
House chairman issues subpoena to former White House lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him.

Apr. 23, 2019 3:43 AM EDT
Dem leaders stress more Trump probes, downplay impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him.

Apr. 22, 2019 10:15 PM EDT
Nothing wrong with help from Russians, Trump lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report .

Apr. 22, 2019 6:06 AM EDT
Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report .

Apr. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT
Warren becomes first 2020 Democrat to call for impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report.

Apr. 19, 2019 7:33 PM EDT
National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Apr. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
Full text of Mueller's questions and Trump's answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office and the president.

Apr. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT
Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift.

Apr. 17, 2019 9:58 PM EDT
Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen.

Apr. 17, 2019 6:37 PM EDT
Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate's votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data.

Apr. 17, 2019 4:59 PM EDT
Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is "kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck" and warns that Democrats shouldn't get bogged down in trying to "knock him flat with some zinger.

Apr. 17, 2019 6:33 AM EDT
Kamala Harris is latest 2020 Dem contender to release taxes

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.

Apr. 14, 2019 8:38 AM EDT
Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020.

Apr. 12, 2019 11:29 PM EDT
Sanders starts campaign swing with Wisconsin rally

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returns to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday to kick off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020.

Apr. 12, 2019 1:22 AM EDT
AP Interview: Pelosi: 'I don't trust Barr; I trust Mueller'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday questioned Attorney General William Barr's independence from President Donald Trump, arguing Barr's pursuit of Trump's claims about "spying" during the 2016 campaign undermines his position as the nation's top law enforcement officer.

Apr. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT
Liberal's concession in Wisconsin race boosts GOP confidence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal candidate's concession Wednesday in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race gave Republicans a boost of confidence following a string of losses heading into the 2020 presidential campaign.

Apr. 10, 2019 3:51 PM EDT
Dem activists eye a 2020 focus beyond 'getting rid of Trump'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a prominent liberal group are urging Democratic presidential contenders who are pitching massive policy changes to also focus on more fundamental "structural reforms" to American democracy.

Apr. 9, 2019 12:18 AM EDT
Sanders quiets his critics as he becomes a 2020 front-runner

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Apr. 8, 2019 10:43 AM EDT
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is latest Democrat seeking White House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats' progressive and working class wings to win the White House.

Apr. 4, 2019 12:41 PM EDT
GOP sees positive 2020 sign in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative Brian Hagedorn's strong showing in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race cheered state Republicans Wednesday, with their first positive result in a statewide election since 2016 suggesting reasons for optimism next year in a critical presidential battleground.

Apr. 3, 2019 2:17 PM EDT
Correction: Election 2020--Beto O'Rourke story

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story March 31 about a Beto O'Rourke campaign rally, The Associated Press reported erroneously that O'Rourke spoke to a rally in his native Spanish.

Apr. 1, 2019 2:26 PM EDT
Warren, Klobuchar agree on breaking up Big Ag

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar expressed support Saturday for strengthening antitrust laws and enforcement to break up big agriculture monopolies.

Mar. 30, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
Trump turns Mueller probe's findings into political weapon

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A fired-up President Donald Trump turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon on Thursday at a boisterous Michigan rally that was poised to be part victory lap, part 2020 campaign push.

Mar. 28, 2019 7:50 PM EDT
Miramar, Florida, mayor declares Democratic presidential bid

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Unless you are a Florida State University football fan, chances are you have never heard of the newest Democratic candidate for president -- but Wayne Messam is hoping to quickly change that.

Mar. 28, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

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