Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he's elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes.
Sara Burnett, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 10:38pm
Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood before newly sworn police officers to welcome them to the city's ranks, just as he has more than a dozen times since taking office. But this time he was a Democratic candidate for president, speaking days after a white officer fatally shot a black man the officer said was armed with a knife.
An election for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens became an unexpected proving ground in the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday as two leading 2020 candidates offered their endorsements.
Eric Tucker and Emily Swanson, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 11:12am
A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows.
Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Schneider, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 4:03am
President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a possible second term.
The population at the Utah State Prison grew by 257 inmates in the past year, the largest 12-month increase in at least 20 years. Corrections officials say they're alarmed and fear they could run out of beds.
Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Schneider, Associated Press | PostedJun 18th - 7:33pm
Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.
A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary is facing an independent challenger after recently winning a Democratic primary contest.