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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m.

Booker taking 2020 campaign, social-justice message to Iowa

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took a campaign message of social justice to Iowa, where he was visiting with black leaders and gay rights leaders Friday on his first trip …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

‘Love ain’t easy’: Booker brings upbeat vibe to 2020 fight

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a “common sense of purpose.”

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Florida Trump supporter charged in chilling mail-bomb plot

A Florida man with a long criminal history was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats who have traded criticism with President Donald Trump.

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring – complete with a sermon-style call-and-response – as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the …

‘We have so much pain’: Sen. Cory Booker makes 2020 Iowa debut

Booker’s Iowa visit, the first by a Democrat considered a top-tier presidential candidate in 2020, was rapturously received by activists who had lost nearly every office in their state. The …

Win or lose, Kavanaugh confirmation fight defines Democrats

Democrats don’t have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But that didn’t stop them from putting up a rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Sen. Cory Booker to Democrats at Cantwell rally: Stand up to adversity

Sen. Cory Booker urges Democrats to stand up in this “moral moment.”

Police giving extra security after threat to Cory Booker

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, says the city is helping to provide extra security following a threat on the life of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Menendez gets support of colleagues as mistrial motion looms

Sen. Bob Menendez got a hand from colleagues on both sides of the political aisle in his corruption trial Thursday, with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and fellow New Jersey Democratic …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

Sen. Cory Booker pushes plan to legalize pot throughout U.S.

Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions, and penalize states with racially disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes – a …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Black lawmakers say Sessions unfit to be attorney general

Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow …

Sen. Cory Booker to break precedent by testifying against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions

Sen. Cory Booker will take the apparently unprecedented step of testifying against confirming fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, a move that could firm up Booker’s progressive bona …

Shutting down ‘shark finning’: US fishermen promise a fight

American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. …