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Democrats, GOP Far Apart as Virus Aid Talks Intensify

WASHINGTON — The differences over the next coronavirus aid package are vast: Democrats propose $3 trillion in relief and Republicans have a $1 trillion counteroffer. At stake are millions of Americans' jobless benefits, school reopenings and eviction protections. As top White House negotiators return to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the leverage is...

Democrats Unveil Police Overhaul, Kneel at Capitol

WASHINGTON — Democrats proposed a sweeping overhaul of police oversight and procedures Monday, an ambitious legislative response to the mass protests denouncing the deaths of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. Before unveiling the package, House and Senate Democrats held a moment of silence at the Capitol's Emancipation Hall, reading...

What was Rudy Giuliani Doing in Fresno?

President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was in Fresno on Thursday soliciting funding for a proposed documentary. The former New York mayor pitched small groups at Ovidio Ristorante Italiano and The Limelite in northwest Fresno on a film investigating alleged corruption in the Democratic Party and its connection to Ukraine. Giuliani...

'No Way Out': Demographics Drive GOP Nosedive on West Coast

BEND, Ore. — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated along the banks of the Deschutes River in Oregon's high-desert country. Today, the lumber mill is an REI outdoor recreation store. The population has quadrupled. And for the first...

Some Democrats Fear Fallout from Sanders Atop the Ticket

DENVER — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in November. In anxious huddles around...

Pelosi Reveals Why She Ripped up Trump's Speech

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was gone, the House lights were dimming, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked up to her friends and family in the gallery overhead. She held up the speech she had shredded behind Trump's back, on live television. She put her hand to her heart, dipped...

Dems Kick off Iowa Caucuses Amid Worry Over Beating Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses. By day's end, tens of thousands of Democrats...

Senate Rejects Witnesses in Trump Trial, Ensuring Acquittal

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected the idea of summoning witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring his acquittal. But senators considered pushing off final voting on his fate to next week. The vote on allowing new witnesses was defeated 51-49 on a near party-line vote....

Billionaire Bloomberg Sets Fresno Stop in Presidential Bid

After weeks of TV advertising in the Fresno market, Mike Bloomberg will make a campaign stop here Monday morning. His representatives said Friday morning that Bloomberg — a Democrat, billionaire businessman and former mayor of New York City — will appear with Ganamos con Mike (Win with Mike), a Latino...

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