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Biden campaign acknowledges 'pain' of Obama-era deportations

Dec. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden has joined his top Democratic presidential rivals in pledging to end for-profit migrant detention centers that existed while he was vice president. He also acknowledged through his campaign the “pain” caused by deportations carried out by the Obama administration. ...

Bloomberg calls for 'war on poverty' on 1st California trip

Dec. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a “war on poverty” at an event in a city once known as the nation's foreclosure capital. “As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and...

Biden tells Nevada union they can keep their health plans

Dec. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden drew a contrast Wednesday between his health care plan and those of other top presidential hopefuls as he sought to woo members of a powerful Nevada union. Biden told members of the casino workers’ Culinary Union in Las Vegas that he wants to build on...

Klobuchar: I'll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

Dec. 11, 2019 2:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and...

Democrats' divide: Free college for all or for some?

Dec. 11, 2019 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's latest ad on college affordability was a relatively quiet one: The presidential candidate is seen explaining his plan for free public college tuition for some to a small group of nodding middle-aged voters, his measured tone hardly shifting as he takes an indirect swipe...

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 11, 2019 6:15 AM EST

1. WHAT’S NEXT IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY Voting on two articles of impeachment against President Trump is expected in a matter of days by the Judiciary Committee and by Christmas in the full House. 2. ‘THEY WERE SHOOTING LIKE CRAZY’ Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders,...

Contraction chatter not slowing minor league job seekers

Dec. 11, 2019 2:58 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Wang came all the way from Taiwan, well aware of the hurdles and long odds to pursuing a career in baseball. All this talk of minor league contraction isn’t shaking him off his dream. “It’s just not in my mind,” he said. Wang is among over 400 young...

Warren pushes back against more moderate path to White House

Dec. 11, 2019 1:07 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Pushing back against fellow Democrats who advocate a more moderate path to the White House, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday her party will lose the 2020 presidential election if it settles for an agenda that's “business as usual” and only “nibbles around the...

Buttigieg discloses ex-clients as fundraising swing begins

Dec. 10, 2019 10:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S....

Sanders gets pushback on health care from some union workers

Dec. 10, 2019 9:52 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders faced some pushback Tuesday from members of Nevada’s powerful Culinary Union who don’t want to give up their existing health insurance under his Medicare for All plan. Sanders, appearing before about 350 union workers in Las Vegas, explained his plan, which...