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Clark County Republicans set to gather for caucuses

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

On Saturday, Clark County’s Republicans will gather in two locations to hold their 2020 precinct caucuses. Read story

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

February 28, 2020, 8:54am Politics

Democratic White House hopefuls are seizing on President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it the latest evidence of his incompetence and warning that the crisis may… Read story

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‘Bernie or brokered’: Democratic race at critical crossroads

February 28, 2020, 8:15pm Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Democrats’ 2020 primary season enters a critical four-day stretch that will help determine whether the party rallies behind Bernie Sanders or embraces a longer and uglier slog that could carry on until the national convention. Read story

Once skeptics, conservatives out to expand Trump’s base

February 28, 2020, 6:30pm Politics

OXON HILL, Md. — Four years ago, candidate Donald Trump didn’t bother attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, jabbing that he was too controversial for the buttoned-up, establishment Republican gathering. Read story

Democrats eye Super Tuesday even as South Carolina looms

February 28, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas. Amy Klobuchar will be in Tennessee and Virginia. Read story

A trillion trees not enough to fix climate crisis, critics say

February 28, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — A trillion trees is a lot, but would be woefully inadequate to address the global warming crisis, according to Democrats and climate scientists who said Republican backers of a tree-planting plan are using it to distract attention from the need to phase out fossil fuel use. Read story

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AP-NORC poll: How Americans describe 2020 Democrats, Trump

February 28, 2020, 1:57pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Competent, a fighter, good. Old, out of touch, disingenuous. And, of course: Who’s that? Read story

Trump says Pompeo will witness signing of deal with Taliban

February 28, 2020, 1:23pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the signing of an agreement with the Afghan Taliban aimed at beginning a draw down of thousands of U.S. troops and ending America’s 18-year involvement in the war. Read story

Pompeo jousts with Dems at hearing, 1st since impeachment

February 28, 2020, 8:44am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus but also faced contentious questions from Democrats about the basis for an airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful general and whether the attack had put American security at risk. Read story

Dems launch Justice Department probe, seek Stone interviews

February 28, 2020, 8:44am Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials as it tries to determine whether there has been improper political interference in federal law enforcement. Read story