Political conventions

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, center, leaves after a closed door Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 27, 2019 - 6:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks with the media as he departs after testifying before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 27, 2019 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer is preparing to tell a House committee Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to his rival Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and that he is a "racist," a "conman" and a "cheat." Michael Cohen...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Biden is strongly signaling he could soon launch a presidential campaign while still giving himself room to opt against a run. During a forum at the University of Delaware Biden School of Public Policy, Biden said “I haven’t made the final decision but don’t be surprised.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 26, 2019 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stepping further toward a 2020 presidential run than he ever has before, former Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that his family — including his grandchildren — are encouraging him to launch a White House bid. "There's a consensus," Biden told an excited crowd during an...
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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., left, arrives to hear testimony from Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
A pair of Democratic presidential candidates blasted President Donald Trump as racist on Tuesday, adding to a growing debate among the White House hopefuls over how far to go in criticizing the president. In a statement to The Associated Press, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar directly called Trump a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a rally in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 25, 2019 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday pledged to "sooner than later" make public 10 years of his tax returns and vowed to support the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, saying he held no grudges against the Democratic National Committee over his unsuccessful 2016 campaign...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump smashed the blue wall in his first White House bid, chiseling a path to the presidency through Midwestern states that hadn't backed a Republican presidential contender in three decades. But as he gears up for his re-election bid, there are early signs that...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change. But foreign policy, one of the chief responsibilities of a president, is...
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February 22, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans are gathering this weekend to chart a course forward following stinging defeats in the 2018 election. More than 1,300 party delegates are meeting in Sacramento for a three-day convention. The highlight is a vote for a new chairman to lead the party...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:32 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year, with Democrats trying to show they can compete in Donald Trump territory. Democrats hope to unseat Kentucky's...
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