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Analysis: Iowa Democrats drawn to two faces of change

Analysis: Iowa Democrats drawn to two faces of change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats were drawn to two faces of change. After a daylong delay, partial results from the state’s Democratic caucuses showed Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, with a narrow lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.By many measures, Buttigieg, 38, and Sanders, 78, are a study in contrast. They…

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Analysis: GOP sends message that Trump’s actions were OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have decided it was OK. With their expected vote this coming week to acquit President Donald Trump of abusing power and obstructing Congress, GOP senators are giving their express approval to the conduct that landed Trump at the center of the fourth impeachment case in American history. It’s the same message…

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AP analysis: NFL teams lost over $500M to injuries in 2019

AP analysis: NFL teams lost over $500M to injuries in 2019

NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended the year on injured reserve, according to an Associated Press study. And the players sidelined the most in a league devoted more and more to speed: the fastest guys on the…

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Analysis: Dems strain for civility, contrasts burst through

Analysis: Dems strain for civility, contrasts burst through

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electability questions persist. Anxieties about gender and sexism are resurgent. And three leading candidates are about to get yanked off the campaign trail for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Those deep uncertainties shadowed Tuesday’s Democratic debate, the last national stage for candidates running out of time to generate momentum ahead of the…

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AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders of China refuse to accept.It’s a contradiction that will keep the island of 23 million people at odds with its much larger neighbor for the foreseeable future and…

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AP Analysis: New questions rise as Iran says it downed plane

AP Analysis: New questions rise as Iran says it downed plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s acknowledgement that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing 176 people, raised new questions Saturday about transparency in the Islamic Republic and what led to the downing of the commercial flight.While its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard took responsibility, a commander also claimed it warned Tehran to close off its…

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Analysis: Pelosi’s delay tests public opinion on impeachment

Analysis: Pelosi’s delay tests public opinion on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats know they don’t have the votes to convict President Donald Trump when the Senate convenes as the Court of Impeachment. So they are pursuing the case in the court of public opinion.It became a defining moment, one that stunned Washington, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to immediately transmit the charges to…

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Analysis: Trump changes terms of 2020 race with Iran turmoil

Analysis: Trump changes terms of 2020 race with Iran turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) — The election was always going to be about Donald Trump. But over the span of a few days, the yearslong focus on the Republican president’s performance on the economy, health care and immigration has been overtaken by an urgent debate over foreign policy and war. And as the sprint to Iowa’s…

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