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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Skewed Picture of Border Perils

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Skewed Picture of Border Perils

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Feb 16
President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It's misleading.

2020 Dems Hit Early Voting States; Weld Explores GOP Bid

2020 Dems Hit Early Voting States; Weld Explores GOP Bid

By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples | Feb 16
Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run.

Trump Emergency Declaration Faces Fights in the Courts

Trump Emergency Declaration Faces Fights in the Courts

By Mark Sherman | Feb 16
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Analysis: Shutdown Saga Offers Lesson in Divided Government

Analysis: Shutdown Saga Offers Lesson in Divided Government

By Andrew Taylor | Feb 16
When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs.

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

By Holly Ramer and Bob Salsberg | Feb 15
William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.

As Democrats Lean Left, Will Voters Follow?

As Democrats Lean Left, Will Voters Follow?

By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples | Feb 15
What is happening to the Democrats?

Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Feb 14
Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

Watch: Out Presidential Hopeful Buttigieg Slams Mike Pence Over Anti-LGBTQ Views

Watch: Out Presidential Hopeful Buttigieg Slams Mike Pence Over Anti-LGBTQ Views

Feb 14
South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is openly gay and is exploring a run for president, stopped by CNN's "News Day" program about his possible 2020 campaign as well as his thoughts about Vice President Mike Pence.

California Governor to Rebut Trump in 1st State of State

California Governor to Rebut Trump in 1st State of State

By Kathleen Ronayne | Feb 12
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to deliver his first State of the State address a day after declaring he wouldn't participate in the Trump administration's "political theater" over border security.

In Texas, Trump Backs Wall While O'Rourke Rallies Opponents

In Texas, Trump Backs Wall While O'Rourke Rallies Opponents

By Jill Colvin and Will Weissert | Feb 12
President Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers' tentative deal that would give him far less than he's been demanding.

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