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YOUR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

'Pocahontas' pushback: What's known about Elizabeth Warren and her Native American heritage

That "Pocahontas" taunt must have rankled. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's release Monday of a DNA analysis that she does indeed have Native Americ… Read more

Fact check: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income

President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy. Read more

Voter registration surges after Taylor Swift endorses Dems, group says

According to Vote.org, there was a significant increase in voter registration after Taylor Swift waded into politics. Read more

ON THE TRAIL

Excerpts from emails between California agency, PR firm

Emails the California State Transportation Agency provided to The Associated Press through a public records act request include exchanges with Bicker, Castillo & Fairbanks about projects, meetings, compilations of articles about SB1, legislation approved last year that raises the gas tax, and other topics. Read more

Emails show California agency's cozy ties to gas tax backers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Read more

New Mexico GOP candidate files taxes, prepares to share info

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce has filed 2017 tax returns with the IRS and plans to make the documents public soon. Read more

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Emails show California agency's cozy ties to gas tax backers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Read more

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Read more

Cruz, O'Rourke debate may be last chance for big moment

HOUSTON (AP) — Frank Randazzo, a retiree near Houston, volunteers for his local GOP office knocking on doors of undecided voters amid the most expensive U.S. Senate race in the country. He did a double take when a man with a Beto O'Rourke sign in his yard declared he was voting Republican. Read more