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Lawyer: Giuliani associate’s documents turned over to House

January 13, 2020, 5:04pm Politics

WASHINGTON — A close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has provided a trove of text messages and photos to the House committee leading the impeachment inquiry. Read story

2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

January 13, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for the state is wide open. Read story

Washington lawmakers convene 60-day legislative session

January 13, 2020, 3:20pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington’s first female speaker of the House was sworn in Monday as lawmakers returned to the Capitol to convene their 60-day legislative session. Read story

Trump’s faithful: 2020 tests his ties to white evangelicals

January 13, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

NEW YORK — White evangelical support for President Donald Trump has sparked debate for years -- particularly this winter, with his impeachment trial looming. But for all the focus it commands, uncertainty continues to surround Trump’s bond with a religious constituency that has long leaned GOP. Read story

Change that can win? Democrats grapple with core question

January 13, 2020, 12:45pm Politics

DOVER, N.H. — The Democrats standing in a cold New Hampshire parking lot are desperate for change after years of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. Read story

Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

January 13, 2020, 9:31am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, an extraordinary suggestion as the House prepares to transmit the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. Read story

Biden picks up Colin Allred as 10th Black Caucus endorser

January 13, 2020, 9:31am Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday picked up his 10th endorsement from a Congressional Black Caucus member, with Texas Rep. Colin Allred’s decision underscoring the former vice president’s advantage with a crucial party constituency less than a month before 2020 voting begins. Read story

U.S. points to dissent in Iran in wake of deadly drone strike

January 13, 2020, 9:25am Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper and other administration officials joined President Donald Trump in trying to draw attention to dissent in Iran instead of lingering questions about the scale of the threat used to justify a drone strike on Iran’s top military leader. Read story

AP FACT CHECK: No, Trump didn’t save preexisting conditions

January 13, 2020, 9:19am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance. Read story

Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

January 13, 2020, 9:18am Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. Read story