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10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling...

Yang's "Freedom Dividend" matches New Hampshire filing fee

Nov. 8, 2019 12:17 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang found a certain symbolism in the sign-up fee to get on the ballot for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Yang became the latest candidate Friday to sign paperwork at the secretary of state's office and pay the $1,000 fee. The amount...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 1, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Steve Scalise, R-La.; Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Democratic presidential...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 26, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Will Hurd, R-Texas ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — National security adviser Robert O'Brien; Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. ___ CBS'...

Democrats Yang, Castro in Las Vegas for liberal group forum

Oct. 25, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Julian Castro and Andrew Yang will be in Las Vegas this weekend for a candidate forum hosted by liberal groups. Castro, the former Obama administration housing secretary, and tech entrepreneur Yang are set to speak Saturday afternoon to attendees of the...

Democrats lure donors with World Series, 'Hamilton' contests

Oct. 25, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

Want free tickets to the World Series? What about a trip to San Francisco to see a performance of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton?" You could be a lucky winner if you donate to a presidential candidate. Democratic candidates working to raise campaign cash and rack up small-dollar donors have been offering free...

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep cost....

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats' top rank

Oct. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on Tuesday reinforced her new status...

Analysis: Elizabeth Warren growing into front-runner status

Oct. 16, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The question was inevitable. Elizabeth Warren's answer was the same. And her rivals seized on it. For the second consecutive debate, Warren refused to say whether middle-class Americans would pay higher taxes under her proposed "Medicare for All" plan. It was a glaring dodge for a...