President Donald Trump waves before getting into his vehicle after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan.

Trump team, House managers trade sharp views on impeachment

President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust with behavior that was the "worst nightmare" of the founding fathers.

Favored nationally, Joe Biden remains a muted presence in Minnesota

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. at the Arlington Convention Center in
The former vice president is focusing on states with more delegates and larger black constituencies.

Struggling Minnesota farmers weigh their support for Trump

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Lance Daberkow and his family have seen income from their farm shrink over the past two years. “It’s tight, especially with two kids,” he says.
Many growers around Minnesota facing an uncertain farm economy are having their faith in President Trump tested this time around.
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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks during a rally Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City.

Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting the site of a race massacre nearly 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and the city's thriving African American community in rubble.
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President Donald Trump walks to his motorcade after arriving on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport on January 17, 2020 in West Palm Bea

Trump defenders push 'no crime' as Democrats seek removal

President Donald Trump's lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the questionable assertion that the charges against him are invalid, adopting a position rejected by Democrats as "nonsense" as both sides sharpened their arguments for trial.
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A statement is posted on the back of a turned-around photo that had been on display at the National Archives in Washington, Jan. 18, 2020. The Nationa

National Archives says `wrong' to blur anti-Trump signs

The National Archives said Saturday it made a mistake when it blurred images of anti-Trump signs used in an exhibit on women's suffrage.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, speaks with people in the audience as moderator Peter Biello, right, looks on foll

Sanders distances himself from group backing his WH run

Bernie Sanders said Sunday that outside political groups that can raise and spend unlimited sums backing candidates for public office should be abolished — including those supporting his own bid for the White House.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks before delivering the articles of the impeachment against President Donald Trump during an Engrossment Ceremony on

Schiff accuses NSA, CIA of withholding documents on Ukraine

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significant to President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town

There are no restaurants in Toksook Bay, Alaska. No motels or movie theater, either. There also aren't any factories. Or roads.

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Kansas

A small earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday.

Sanders says gender, age pose obstacles to candidates

Bernie Sanders made a comparison Sunday between the challenges women face in politics today and his running for president at the age of 78 as the Democratic presidential candidate continues to face questions over his recent feud with Elizabeth Warren on sexism in politics.

Venezuela's Guaido to meet Pompeo in Colombia

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to Colombia to participate alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counter-terrorism meeting — a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the country's legitimate leader.
In this Jan. 11, 2020, photo, Joel Caceres, center, pours milk in his coffee as other asylum seekers at a migrant shelter purchase food in Mexicali, M

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints.
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the imp

No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial

No cellphones. No talking. No escape.

Gov. Evers calls for legislative action to curb youth vaping

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Sunday he wants state lawmakers to pass a package of bills aimed at curbing youth vaping and educating the public about vaping's potential dangers.

Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers

President Donald Trump is expected to discuss new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China during an appearance Sunday at a convention of American farmers.

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restrictions on access to firearms and escalating tensions over gun control efforts.
In this Jan. 16, 2020 photo, Nicholas Thomas, left, and Joe Wright, right, prepare school safety signs as part of the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program

US marks King holiday amid fears of deep racial divisions

To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to a Detroit neighborhood. Their mission is to celebrate King's legacy by being good neighbors and helping lift up a primarily black school in one of the poorer areas of the city.

What you need to know before 2020 census starts in Alaska

The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook Bay. Dillingham planned to spend time Friday at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage, giving students a lesson on statistics. Additional outreach is planned throughout the weekend.

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

President Donald Trump's trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and Mexico, approved Thursday by the Senate, could help restore some auto production in the United States.

Candidates seek new caucus voters in trailer parks, rallies

Bernie Sanders is sending organizers to convenience stores across Iowa and staking out drug stores and even nursing homes.

State voting, registration laws vary and change frequently

The rules of elections are always changing.In the states and the District of Columbia, lawmakers last year considered more than 2,900 bills dealing with elections…

In Texas and other states, voters face a variety of barriers

Democrats believe they have a shot at making gains this year in Republican-dominated Texas, including winning control of one house of the Legislature for the…