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US government says Roger Stone 'undermined' Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican political operative Roger Stone undermined the effectiveness of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by repeatedly and deliberately lying under oath to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign avoid embarrassment, prosecutors told jurors in closing arguments at his trial Wednesday.

Nov. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EST
Bloomberg requests Tennessee presidential ballot petition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg has requested a petition in Tennessee that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot, top election officials said Wednesday.

Nov. 13, 2019 4:36 PM EST
Tight Louisiana governor’s race is testing Trump’s coattails

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In conservative Louisiana, where voters bucked expectations and elected a Democratic governor four years ago, this year’s gubernatorial race is testing if they’re willing to do it again — or if President Donald Trump can flip the seat.

Nov. 13, 2019 4:09 PM EST
Lawsuit could purge 234,000 names from Wisconsin voter rolls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to cast their ballot unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit filed Wednesday that liberals fear could dampen turnout among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race.

Nov. 13, 2019 12:38 PM EST
Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST
Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time.

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST
GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020.

Nov. 11, 2019 2:24 PM EST
2020 Watch: Bloomberg escalates doubts about front-runners

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:Days to Iowa caucuses: 84Days to general election: 358THE NARRATIVEWhether he does or doesn't run, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has escalated doubts about front-runners Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren and pushed Democratic anxiety to new heights.

Nov. 11, 2019 5:09 AM EST