In a frank admission of his failure to gain much voter support, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suggested Saturday that he might quit the race for the Democratic presidential nomination if he falls short of his fundraising goal for September. If he can't reach $1.7 million in donations by the end of the month, Booker wrote on Twitter, "we don't see a legitimate long-term path forward." "We're at a ...

WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announced a challenge to Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey in next year's Democratic primary, setting up a blockbuster battle between an heir to an American political dynasty and an incumbent now in his fifth decade in Congress. At a Saturday news conference at the East Boston Social Center, Kennedy said he wants to remove significant barriers to success for ...

Julian Castro chose Puerto Rico for his first campaign stop. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard visited the island to support protesters as they called for the island governor's removal. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped by a San Juan school damaged by Hurricane Maria. Many Democratic presidential candidates have visited the U.S. territory or offered support on social media as the island struggles to recover from ...

WASHINGTON - A bill that would halt employment-based immigration from any countries other than India or China is headed back to the floor of the U.S. Senate next week. If it passes, immigration policy experts estimate that for the next 10 years or so, Indian nationals, as well as a small number of Chinese nationals, would be the only foreign workers able to obtain green cards through ...

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OLEAN — While New York state legislators want to ban untraceable “ghost guns,” which lawmakers say are becoming more prevalent in criminal cases, law enforcement officials in Olean and Cattaraugus County say they have yet to encounter the untraceable firearms.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a New York federal judge's decision earlier this year that blocked the Trump administration from ending Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for tens of thousands of Haitians. In a 71-page brief filed Thursday on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, DOJ lawyers argue that U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz ...