Democrats

DES MOINES, Iowa | Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Cory Booker isn’t being subtle. With the Iowa caucuses still well over a year away, the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states crucial to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Booker has secured the keynote speaker role at the marquee fall Democratic … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

NEW YORK | Kavanaugh’s nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

NEW YORK  — With the fate of President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections. The political implications were still being sorted out. But with control of Congress at stake this fall, there … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kavanaugh’s nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump’s grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates … Continue reading Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Dems at Kavanaugh hearing ‘sick’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are making “fools” of themselves when they “scream and shout” at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says at a rally Thursday night in Billings, Montana, that Democrats are “losing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Dems at Kavanaugh hearing ‘sick’

WASHINGTON | Twitter CEO says company isn’t biased, wants healthy debate

WASHINGTON — Twitter’s CEO says the company isn’t biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. In prepared testimony released before a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: “Twitter does not use political ideology to make … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Twitter CEO says company isn’t biased, wants healthy debate

COLUMBIA, S.C | Mulling 2020 run, LA mayor to visit South Carolina Democrats

COLUMBIA, S.C  — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is returning to South Carolina next month as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential bid. The Charleston County Democratic Party said Wednesday that Garcetti will give the keynote address at next month’s Blue Jam . The event has become a showcase for national-level Democrats, including former … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Mulling 2020 run, LA mayor to visit South Carolina Democrats

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AFTER CRITICISM, TRUMP HONORS MCCAIN The president relents under pressure by tersely recognizing the late senator’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag. 2. TRUMP SAYS HE HAS TRADE DEAL WITH MEXICO Can Canada, … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump and AG Sessions step up verbal sparring

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump dispute with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 6:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is escalating his feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling on him to investigate a litany of grievances he has long held against those investigating his administration and Democrats. Trump tweeted Friday that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump and AG Sessions step up verbal sparring