National elections

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., steps on stage to deliver a concession speech in St. Louis. The two-term senator from Missouri lost her seat in the 2018 midterm election but is now making waves as a plainspoken analyst for NBC News. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 10, 2020 - 8:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News analyst Claire McCaskill is talking about some of the shows on which she appears — “Morning Joe,” Rachel Maddow or Nicolle Wallace's hours — when a questioner slips in a little test: What's your favorite? She bats it away like an annoying fly. “I'm candid,” she said. “I'm...
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FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. Media companies are balancing the need to cover the coronavirus outbreak with the need to keep their employees safe. The New York Times told its employees this week that if they want to work remotely they can do so. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 10, 2020 - 8:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post is encouraging its staff to work at home and the Los Angeles Times is restricting air travel, two illustrations of how news organizations compelled to cover the coronavirus outbreak are balancing the need to keep employees safe. Both of those directives went out...
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Voters wait in line for the North Dakota Democratic presidential caucus outside a union hall in Fargo, N.D., on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The strong turnout forced party officials to bring in extra equipment and volunteers. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
March 10, 2020 - 5:46 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Democrats moved Tuesday to bolster staffing at the largest of North Dakota's 14 caucus sites after heavy turnout forced some voters in Fargo to wait in line as long as an hour. The party was expecting a big surge in turnout due to a revamping of the state's caucus system and high...
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Pedestrians pass New Rochelle City Hall, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in New York. State officials are shuttering several schools and houses of worship for two weeks in the New York City suburb and sending in the National Guard to help with what appears to be the nation's biggest cluster of coronavirus cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 10, 2020 - 5:20 pm
Alarming clusters of the coronavirus swelled on both coasts of the U.S. on Tuesday, with 70 cases now tied to a biotech conference in Boston and infections turning up at 10 nursing homes in hard-hit Washington state. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden abruptly canceled rallies...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, poses during a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Last week's Super Tuesday proved a tough day for progressive Democratic candidates. After narrowly thwarting a youthful progressive upstart's primary challenge, veteran Cuellar says his fellow Democrats greeted him on the House floor last week with one overwhelming sentiment _ gratitude. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 10, 2020 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After narrowly thwarting a youthful progressive upstart's primary challenge, veteran Rep. Henry Cuellar says his fellow Democrats greeted him on the House floor last week with one overwhelming sentiment: gratitude. “If I would have lost, that would have created a wave of momentum...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 09, 2020 - 9:48 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Bernie Sanders proved his 2016 presidential bid was serious with an upset victory in Michigan powered by his opposition to free trade and appeal among working-class voters. Four years later, the same state could either revive the Vermont senator's campaign or relegate him to the role...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 09, 2020 - 1:12 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two of the nation’s largest gun control advocacy groups have endorsed Joe Biden, the latest sign that Bernie Sanders’ spotty record on guns may be weighing him down in the presidential primary. Everytown for Gun Safety and Brady announced they are backing the former vice...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is hugged as he works the crowd after a campaign rally in Chicago's Grant Park Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 09, 2020 - 11:49 am
DETROIT (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to next set of primaries (Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Washington) : 1 Days to general election: 249 ___ THE NARRATIVE The earth has shifted over the...
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Volunteers hand out signs at a rally for Bernie Sanders at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Michigan's presidential primary is Tuesday.(Anntaninna Biondo/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
March 09, 2020 - 11:03 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ask Arlene Williams about President Donald Trump's promises to bring back auto industry jobs that have evaporated across Michigan and she'll point with irony to the Chevy Blazer. General Motors is now remaking the iconic American SUV after a lengthy hiatus — but building parts of it...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019 file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., gestures to former Vice President Joe Biden during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Booker of New Jersey has endorsed Joe Biden. Booker announced on Twitter early Monday that Biden will “restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges.” Booker ended his own presidential bid in January, pledging to do “everything in my power to elect the eventual Democratic nominee for president." (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 09, 2020 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. Booker announced on Twitter early Monday that Biden will “restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges.” Booker ended his own...
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