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Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez chose Milwaukee over Houston and Miami after deliberations lingered longer than party … Continue reading Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

Sanders’ 2016 backers in New Hampshire holding back for now

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders, delivering him a 22-point victory in 2016 that was one of his biggest blowouts that year. But as he launches his second campaign for the presidency, there are early signs that he doesn’t have a lock on the nation’s first primary. More than … Continue reading Sanders’ 2016 backers in New Hampshire holding back for now

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: HOUSE PANEL SEEKS DOCUMENTS ON 81 PEOPLE LINKED TO TRUMP A House panel is probing the president and his administration for possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. Trump dismisses the investigation as “ridiculous.” JAPAN COURT … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

Hillary Clinton rules out a rematch with Trump in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.” The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview posted Monday by New York TV station News12 . Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, says, … Continue reading Hillary Clinton rules out a rematch with Trump in 2020

SELMA, Alabama | The Latest: Clinton says voting rights factor in her defeat

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential hopefuls at events commemorating the 54th anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma, Alabama, known as “Bloody Sunday” (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Hillary Clinton has told a crowd a historic black church in Selma, Alabama, that the absence of crucial parts is the Voting … Continue reading SELMA, Alabama | The Latest: Clinton says voting rights factor in her defeat

Sanders tries to convince wary Democrats he’s one of them

Over nearly three decades on Capitol Hill, Sen. Bernie Sanders has refused to formally identify as a Democrat. His 2016 primary challenge against Hillary Clinton exposed deep divisions among Democrats and fundamentally reshaped the party. But as the Vermont independent seeks the Democratic presidential nomination again, he is taking steps to assure skeptical party faithful … Continue reading Sanders tries to convince wary Democrats he’s one of them

What to Watch: Cohen’s testimony could deal damage to Trump

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) There’ll be much talk of a “rat,” hush money for onetime paramours and the 2016 presidential campaign. But did President Donald Trump break the law? That’s the key question Michael Cohen will be expected to answer with documents on Wednesday during a Capitol Hill drama that sounds more like a … Continue reading What to Watch: Cohen’s testimony could deal damage to Trump

WASHINGTON | Trump ally Stone gets gag order after ‘crosshairs’ post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant’s posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. She promised to throw him behind … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ally Stone gets gag order after ‘crosshairs’ post

MINNEAPOLIS | Dems’ 2020 field now includes Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)  — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. “For every American, I’m … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Dems’ 2020 field now includes Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

NEW YORK | Some fashion with your breakfast? Lauren gives intimate show

NEW YORK (AP) — “Can I get you some Ralph’s Roast?” Immaculately dressed young waiters offered coffee and pastries as soon as you sat down at Ralph Lauren’s scaled-down fashion show on Thursday, a stark contrast with last season’s lavish anniversary extravaganza in Central Park. There was no stage, no spotlights, just models sauntering casually … Continue reading NEW YORK | Some fashion with your breakfast? Lauren gives intimate show

WASHINGTON | Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview

WASHINGTON— Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department is “shameful.” Comey said Republicans “have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by mean tweets or fear of their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview

NEW YORK | Chelsea Clinton working on book about endangered animals

NEW YORK — Chelsea Clinton’s career as a children’s author continues with a picture book about endangered animals. Penguin Young Readers announced Monday that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on “Don’t Let Them Disappear.” Scheduled for April 2, the book will celebrate whales, tigers and other animals … Continue reading NEW YORK | Chelsea Clinton working on book about endangered animals

MOSCOW | Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

MOSCOW — A top official at Russia’s cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Nikolai Murashov, a deputy head of the Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents, said Tuesday that the first U.S. official request regarding the hacking into the Democratic National Committee came … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

WASHINGTON | Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON— Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON | Trump Justice pick likely to be queried on Mueller comments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday picked former Attorney General William Barr to once again serve as America’s top law enforcement official. But while his experience and mainstream background may boost his prospects for confirmation, Democrats are raising alarms about his comments on the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton. Barr has expressed concerns about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump Justice pick likely to be queried on Mueller comments

HOUSTON | Bush, president and patriarch, is home for Texas burial

HOUSTON— George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas. The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national funeral service that offered high praise for the last of the presidents to … Continue reading HOUSTON | Bush, president and patriarch, is home for Texas burial

WASHINGTON | Ex-FBI director Comey challenges House subpoena in court

WASHINGTON— Former FBI Director James Comey moved Thursday to block a subpoena from the Republican-led House of Representatives, saying the closed-door interview demanded by lawmakers would be selectively leaked for political purposes. Comey was subpoenaed earlier this month by the House Judiciary Committee to discuss FBI actions and decisions in 2016, including the decision to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-FBI director Comey challenges House subpoena in court

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Document says Corsi tipped off Stone about leaks

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Prosecutors believe a conservative author tipped off Trump confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. That’s according to a document drafted as part of a plea offer to Jerome … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Document says Corsi tipped off Stone about leaks

WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a weekend Fox News interview in which he also asserted that the former … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner

WASHINGTON | Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year. That’s according to The Washington Post, which reports the emails were sent to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants. The White House didn’t immediately respond to questions Monday, but a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work

WASHINGTON | Trump sets off storm by criticizing retired Navy admiral

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a Fox News interview Sunday in which he also asserted that the former … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sets off storm by criticizing retired Navy admiral

ATLANTA | In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting-rights advocate

ATLANTA — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America’s first black female governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams took an … Continue reading ATLANTA | In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting-rights advocate

INGLEWOOD, Calif. | Obama recalls 2016 speech during book tour condemning Trump

INGLEWOOD, Calif.— Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning President Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting a woman in a recording more than a decade ago. The former First Lady recalled that she needed to address Trump’s comments on the infamous 2005 “Hollywood Access” tape … Continue reading INGLEWOOD, Calif. | Obama recalls 2016 speech during book tour condemning Trump

PISCATAWAY, N.J | Rutgers coach Stringer joins 1,000 career win club

PISCATAWAY, N.J.  — As the red and white confetti rained down on the court to celebrate C. Vivian Stringer’s 1,000th career victory, the Hall of Fame coach took a moment to soak it all in. She was surrounded by family, friends, former players and coaches from all three schools where she coached. “Let me tell … Continue reading PISCATAWAY, N.J | Rutgers coach Stringer joins 1,000 career win club

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

WASHINGTON— Former first lady Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.” She also denounces Trump’s “birther” campaign questioning her husband’s citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island elections officials say one polling place in Providence did not see a single voter during the midterm elections earlier this week. Miguel Nunez, deputy director at the state elections board, told The Providence Journal that Precinct 2807 has just 11 registered voters. None of them showed up Tuesday. The precinct is … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y | Susan B. Anthony’s grave decorated with ‘I Voted’ stickers

ROCHESTER, N.Y.  — Voters showed up by the dozens to put their “I Voted” stickers on the headstone of Susan B. Anthony, an Election Day ritual that pays homage to the voting rights pioneer. Deborah L. Hughes, President and CEO of National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, said there were already a few dozen … Continue reading ROCHESTER, N.Y | Susan B. Anthony’s grave decorated with ‘I Voted’ stickers

Trump’s Road Show: What happened to the ‘big, blue wave?’

Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local): SUNDAY, 7 p.m. Where: McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 10 minutes. BIG LINE: “You don’t hear so much about that big ‘blue wave’ anymore.” — Trump. PLAYING TO THE CROWD: … Continue reading Trump’s Road Show: What happened to the ‘big, blue wave?’

Trump’s Road Show: In Tennessee, urges voters to reject Dems

Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local): SUNDAY, 7 p.m. Where: McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 10 minutes. BIG LINE: “You don’t hear so much about that big ‘blue wave’ anymore.” — Trump. PLAYING TO THE CROWD: … Continue reading Trump’s Road Show: In Tennessee, urges voters to reject Dems

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims he’s being blamed for mail bombs

WASHINGTON — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:55 a.m. President Donald Trump claims he’s being blamed for the mail bombs addressed to some of his most prominent critics. Trump says in a tweet sent before dawn Friday, “Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims he’s being blamed for mail bombs