Joe Biden memory attack sparks debate on mental fitness

Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro called out the elephant in the room when he questioned whether Joseph R. Biden was mentally fit to be president, pulling back the curtain on a debate that has been raging inside the Democratic Party since the former vice president entered the race.

For Carlos ...

Trump 2020 reelection campaign to flip New Mexico, other Democrat-leaning states

The Trump 2020 campaign noticed something interesting while crunching data from its February rally in El Paso: A significant percentage of the crowd crossed into Texas from Las Cruces, New Mexico, including plenty of women and Hispanics, who will be pivotal to the president's reelection prospects.

"That piqued our interest ...

Trump tariffs put 2020 Democrats in a bind

Democrats competing for the chance to challenge President Trump in 2020 are trying to thread the needle when it comes to discussing the U.S. trade war with China.White House hopefuls are promising to ramp down the...

Joe Caiazzo out at Bernie Sanders New Hampshire campaign director

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

The Sanders campaign confirmed Sunday that Joe Caiazzo, the campaign's New Hampshire state director since March, is leaving the position. He will take on the role of ...

Trump releases Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil after Saudi Arabia attack

President Trump announced Sunday that he would respond to the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields over the weekend by releasing oil from the national reserve.

In his two Twitter posts, Mr. Trump also said he had taken a longer-term response to boost oil production and offset the loss of ...

Mayor facing corruption charges among candidates in election

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges is among the candidates in an upcoming election for mayor.

Fall River voters on Tuesday will cast ballots in a preliminary election meant to decide which two mayoral candidates will go on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The ...

Inside the Beltway: Trump’s complex visit to New Mexico

President Trump on Monday heads to the Land of Enchantment — specifically, that would be Albuquerque, New Mexico — for yet another jumbo campaign rally percolating with keep-America-great feelings and much optimism. There is another directive at work though, and that is the conviction that Mr. Trump can flip New ...

Gun violence against Denver teens, children is increasing

DENVER (AP) - The number of children and teens killed by gun violence in Denver is rising, and so is the number of youth charged with gun-related crimes, The Denver Post reported Sunday.

The newspaper said its analysis showed 15 teens and children have been shot and killed in the ...

College bribery scandal revives debate over Connecticut case

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Actress Felicity Huffman's 14-day jail sentence in the college admissions scandal is reviving debate over the case of a black, homeless mother in Connecticut who received a much longer prison sentence.

The Connecticut Post reports that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders retweeted a post Friday comparing ...

Mexican man held by ICE in northern Illinois dies in custody

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - A 37-year-old Mexican man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a northern Illinois county jail has died.

Roberto Rodriguez-Espinoza was pronounced dead Tuesday. ICE officials said in a Thursday news release that he died from subdural hematoma, or when blood pools outside ...

Gun control must include background checks, Dems tell Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democratic leaders warned President Donald Trump on Sunday that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases - or else risk no legislation at all.

In a joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader ...