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Some women of color frustrated by Biden's expected 2020 bid

Apr. 25, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the first...

Booker tax returns show income drop, high charitable giving

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker released 10 years of tax returns Wednesday, showing his income plunged last year but he remained generous toward charity. Booker reported income of $152,715 in 2018 for his salary as a U.S. senator from New Jersey. He paid $22,781 in...

White presidential hopefuls face 'woke litmus test' on race

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had...

Pete Buttigieg lands 1st endorsement from member of Congress

Apr. 24, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) has received his first endorsement from a member of Congress. Three-term Democratic Rep. Don Beyer (BY'-er) of Virginia told The Washington Post on Wednesday that he's backing the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana....

2020 Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote

Apr. 24, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says that they should and that voting is "inherent to our democracy — yes, even for...

Former DHS head took up cyber despite White House aversion

Apr. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official told Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security secretary, not to bring up election security with President Donald Trump, steering her away from discussing a critical national security threat with a president who bristles at suggestions that Russian interference...

Cuomo: Felons in prison shouldn't be allowed to vote

Apr. 24, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes giving incarcerated felons the right to vote after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced support for the idea. Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday, Cuomo said those serving prison sentences for felony crimes are still paying a debt to society...

Castro's sluggish 2020 start tests strategy for high office

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016. But signs of an upward trajectory have been hard to spot in his...

Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary. The same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

Dem donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Pete Buttigieg

Apr. 23, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest. Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has...