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Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Jun. 24, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base . By canceling...

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

Jun. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most...

New phase in 2020 presidential race tests Dems' aggression

Jun. 24, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The unwritten rules that have so far prevented the Democratic presidential contest from devolving into all-out conflict are about to be tested. The early front-runner , former Vice President Joe Biden, has so far fended off the relatively gentle wrath of his rivals. The shortcomings of his...

TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscape

Jun. 23, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina this weekend along with the brightest of political spotlights trained on the party in the South's first primary state. Here are some takeaways as the primary contest shifts to the first debates this week: BIDEN...

The Latest: Biden says comments taken out of context

Jun. 23, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Joe Biden says his controversial comments about segregationists have been taken out of context. At a fundraiser earlier this week, Biden recalled that in his early days in the Senate, a...

Harris, Warren, others counter Biden's electability argument

Jun. 22, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Standing before a throng of party faithful in a key early primary state, Joe Biden's leading rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination sought Saturday to undercut the former vice president's argument that he's the ideal Democrat to oust President Donald Trump. They did it...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Taped interview with President Donald Trump. ___ CBS' "Face the...

Queens DA race emerges as battleground for liberal Democrats

Jun. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Queens got a new district attorney, in 1991, the borough that birthed Donald Trump and the fictional Archie Bunker was reeling from gang warfare and crying out for a tough-as-nails approach to crime. This year, the candidate getting the most attention in the race to become the...

Democratic candidates rally Latinos vs. Trump in Miami forum

Jun. 21, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — At a forum on Latino issues, eight Democratic candidates for president on Friday attacked Trump administration policies that led to the separation of families and detention of children. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials hosted the Miami forum for candidates...

Booker campaign gets 2020 jolt with pushback against Biden

Jun. 21, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker's supporters have spent months waiting for a moment when the charismatic senator could break through a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. That opening came when Joe Biden clumsily talked about segregationists, prompting Booker to push back at his 2020 rival...