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Trump's rally in New Mexico is a bid for an upset next year

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:25pm

Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad.

Biden, other hopefuls set for down-home Southern politics

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:14pm

Four Democratic presidential candidates are descending on South Carolina for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020.

Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack as US blames Iran

Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:09pm

Global energy prices spiked Monday by a percentage unseen since the 1991 Gulf War after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record, further fueling heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.

Sanders campaign makes leadership change in New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 4:16pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign is changing who will lead his presidential effort in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire.

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:54am

Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation.

No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 6:27am

Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own.

NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:58am

Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms.

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Jon Gambrell and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 2:14am

A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid heightened tensions over Tehran's collapsing nuclear deal.

450 miles of border wall by next year? It starts in Arizona

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:08pm

On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Sanders to take a break from campaigning to rest his voice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 5:27pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is canceling some campaign events to rest his voice.

Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you

Zeke Miller, Sara Burnett and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 8:58am

Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn.

Biden shrugs off age chatter, pledges medical disclosures

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:21pm

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is shrugging off thinly veiled criticism from younger rivals that he is too old for the Oval Office.

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 12:33pm

The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and other Democrats who argue the focus of the evening was misplaced.

GOP lawmaker criticized over gun tweet about O'Rourke

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 8:53am

A Republican Texas lawmaker tweeting he had an assault rifle "ready" for Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke drew criticism Friday for the apparent threat amid heightened tensions over guns after two mass shootings in the state.

Sen. Mitt Romney says he doesn't plan to endorse anyone in 2020

Manu Raju, CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent  |  Posted Sep 13th - 8:40am

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Thursday that he's planning to withhold his endorsement in the 2020 race both in the primary and in the general election, underscoring the uneasy relationship between the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee and the leader of his party.

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 7:37am

Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies.

Trump's GOP challengers say canceling primaries is a mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 7:16pm

The three Republican challengers to President Donald Trump say it's a mistake for the party to cancel primaries ahead of the 2020 election.

Stanford prof again to review N Carolina legislative maps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 1:49pm

North Carolina judges who ruled the state's legislative district maps were drawn to unconstitutionally favor Republicans are hiring a familiar expert to review how state lawmakers fix the problem.

University in Ohio to host 4th Democratic debate in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 1:47pm

The Democratic National Committee says the party's October presidential debate will take place at a small university in Ohio.