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  • Trump welcomes LSU Tigers to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to the national champion Louisiana State University football team on Friday, saying it would long be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history. The undefeated Tigers visited the White House after defeating Clemson on Monday night in the college playoff final. Trump noted that […]
  • Records: Congress candidate Mfume left NAACP under a cloud

    BALTIMORE (AP) — As former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. The newspaper found records showing the group’s executive committee took a secret vote not to extend […]
  • Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that he had an obligation to evaluate and investigate the matter. In interviews with conservative radio […]
  • Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations […]
  • Michael Bloomberg outlines plans for cleaner buildings, cars

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg would push for all new cars to be electric by 2035 and new buildings to produce zero carbon emissions by 2025 as part of clean energy plans he released this week. Bloomberg’s latest climate plans build off his December plan to cut the United States’ carbon […]
  • Joe Biden boosts Super Tuesday case with Sewell endorsement

    Joe Biden has secured a weighty Deep South endorsement for his presidential campaign, with Alabama’s lone Democratic House member on Friday announcing her support for the former vice president. Terri Sewell marks Biden’s 11th endorsement from the Congressional Black Caucus, far outpacing any other Democratic White House hopeful. Sewell also expands Biden’s footprint across the […]
  • Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a “Latinos for Trump” event in Florida. President Donald Trump’s surrogates fanned out across the country Thursday in a show of force that is part […]
  • Steyer, buoyed by polling, makes campaign swing in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driving on any freeway in Las Vegas, you’re likely to see Tom Steyer’s face. Turn on the radio, you might hear his voice. Turn on the television, you’ll probably run across his campaign ad. But Alondra Escobedo didn’t expect to run into the Democratic presidential candidate near the snack aisle at […]
  • Trump’s trial begins at the start of an election year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The trial, only the third such undertaking in American history, […]
  • Denver officials won’t hand over information sought by ICE

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Denver officials on Thursday said they would not hand over information requested by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on four men wanted for deportation. ICE, the Homeland Security agency tasked with arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, sent four administrative subpoenas earlier this week to law enforcement looking for information […]
  • Andrew Yang’s wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by an obstetrician while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Evelyn Yang said in an interview televised Thursday by CNN that the assault happened in 2012 and that she was initially afraid to tell anyone. She and […]
  • Pence courts evangelical Latino voters in Florida

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Del Valle climbed to her feet at the Nacion de Fe church in Kissimmee on Thursday, clapping and taking photos as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage. Del Valle is a proud “Nuyorican” — born in New York to Puerto Rican parents — who lives in central Florida. She’s […]
  • Warren-Sanders clash was inevitable as voting gets closer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As long as they are rivals, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders couldn’t stay friends forever. The White House hopefuls and longtime allies have spent the past year throwing red meat to the party’s progressive base with calls for massive structural reforms to the nation’s political and economic life. The differences that existed […]
  • Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

    PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service. The fees approved by the Phoenix City Council […]
  • Rep. Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday that she has gone bald due to the auto immune condition called alopecia. The freshman Massachusetts’ Democrat made a touching video for The Root, the African American-focused […]
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