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Nevada Democrats report high early caucus participation

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Nearly 75,000 Nevadans participated early in the state's Democratic U.S. presidential nominating contest, the party said on Friday, a sign of a potentially large turnout in the first test for the candidates in the diverse western United States. Learn More


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‘Tamales for Tío Bernie’: Sanders’ outreach to Latino voters pays off

BELL, California (Reuters) - Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave. More »


Sanders' 'Trump-like rhetoric' encouraged vandals, Bloomberg camp says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign on Friday alleged that rival Bernie Sanders’ “Trump-like rhetoric” encouraged supporters to vandalize a Bloomberg campaign office in Tennessee and others across the country. More »


U.S. officials tell Democrat Sanders Russia is trying to help his campaign: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials have told Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help his campaign, the Washington Post reported on Friday. More »


California rejects Trump effort to cut off federal funds over abortion

(Reuters) - California on Friday fought back against a Trump administration threat to withhold federal funds for some health programs unless it stopped requiring health insurers to cover abortions, saying it would undermine the state's authority to protect women's reproductive rights. More »


George Washington sought honest British workers over 'slovenly' Americans

LONDON (Reuters) - George Washington, the first president of the United States, praised the honesty of British farmers and sought to entice some to his estates because local tenants were so "slovenly", according to a handwritten letter he wrote in 1796. More »


Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday warned Russia to stay out of 2020 White House elections after U.S. officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign. More »


U.S. charges ex-DEA agent with laundering millions in drug funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities arrested a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent on Friday on charges he conspired with Colombian drug traffickers to steal millions of dollars the U.S. government had seized from suspected dealers. More »


Democrat Warren, worried campaign will run out of cash, taps $3 million loan

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren raised more money than most of her Democratic presidential rivals in the weeks before the Iowa caucuses, but spent so heavily that her campaign took out a $3 million loan fearing she would run out of cash. More »


Stone sentenced to 3-1/3 years, Trump signals no immediate pardon for adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump's long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison and said his lies to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election posed a threat to American democracy. More »


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