National Politics

Trump’s economic rescue package could approach $1 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by…

4 takeaways from Joe Biden's sweep of Arizona, Florida and Illinois

(CNN) Former Vice President Joe Biden has a near-insurmountable lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders after sweeping Tuesday's primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois. Now, the question is whether the Democratic primary arrives at a swift end in the coming days or continue on longer, as states that…

The Latest: Sanders camp says he'll 'assess his campaign'

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primaries (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The manager of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says his candidate “is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign."…

Biden wins Washington state Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden won the statewide vote in Washington’s vote-by-mail Democratic presidential primary, maintaining the narrow lead he’s held over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders since last week as additional results were counted Monday. Biden’s…

5 questions heading into Tuesday's Democratic primaries

Only three of the four states that had been scheduled to hold Democratic presidential primaries amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus are going ahead. Leaders in Ohio called off Tuesday's election just hours before polls were set to open. Elections officials in Arizona, Illinois and Florida say they're moving forward with plans to vote. But there are questions about what voter turnout will look like, with people being warned to stay away from crowds. The states allow early voting, so there's a good chance many people cast ballots remotely by mail. If Joe Biden widens his lead over Bernie Sanders, it could spell the end of the presidential primary.

House passes bipartisan $8.3B bill to battle coronavirus

The House has easily passed an $8.3 billion measure to battle the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. The sweeping bipartisan vote came just nine days after President Donald Trump requested action. The legislation more than triples the $2.5 billion plan unveiled by Trump just last week. It would speed development of vaccines and new medicines to battle the virus, pay for containment operations, and beef up preparedness. Trump is expected to sign the measure, which has the blessing of top Republicans. Next up is the GOP-controlled Senate, which hopes to pass the bill Thursday for Trump's signature.

Bloomberg drops out of presidential race, endorses Biden

(AP) Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and has endorsed Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had pinned his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday…

Super Tuesday test: Biden looks to blunt Bernie's rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dizzying fight for the Democratic presidential nomination reaches a critical juncture on Tuesday as millions of voters from Maine to California head to the polls. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has energized liberals and young voters,…

Sanders takes hits while gaining spotlight as front-runner

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the…

Source: Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he's considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn't heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official told The Associated Press.…

House sends two articles of impeachment to the Senate

The House on Wednesday voted to approve the seven impeachment managers to prosecute the case against President Donald Trump, a long-awaited move that sends the action to the Senate and sets up the next phase of the impeachment fight.The managers…

Trump spent 1 of every 5 days in 2019 at a golf club

How has President Donald Trump spent his Christmas vacation? Working, he says, but also on the golf course. On Tuesday, Trump closed out the year with a visit to his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach for the…

Notable deaths of 2019

Click through to see which notable entertainers, athletes, politicians and celebrities we've lost this year.

Newly released emails offer more details on pause to Ukraine aid

Shortly after President Donald Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, Trump's political appointees were already tasked with carrying out a freeze on security funding for Ukraine, newly released government documents show.

North Korea satellite images reveal new work at ICBM site

Fresh satellite images of North Korea obtained by CNN show new work and the expansion of buildings associated with the production of long-range intercontinental ballistic missile launchers in Pyongsong, North Korea.

Pompeo rebukes China and Russia for vetoing UN aid to Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian rebels, calling the action "shameful."