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Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

May. 22, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president. The hot button issue has shot to the...

Across US, activists protest new wave of abortion bans

May. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

At the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation, abortion rights supporters held rallies Tuesday in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states. Organizers — including Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and...

Biden finds unexpected success with low-dollar donors

May. 21, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is finding unexpected online fundraising success from low-dollar donors, with more than 97% of his contributions coming from those who gave less than $200, his presidential campaign announced Tuesday. The former vice president, who last month raised $6.3 million in his first 24...

'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

May. 21, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries offer, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal. The plan from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would charge no copays or deductibles for medical...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 21, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems

May. 21, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket." Pete Buttigieg used Fox News' own air to criticize two of its most popular personalities. Whether...

In Alabama, Sanders makes appeal to Deep South black voters

May. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appeal Monday to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health care a "human right" that he equated to the civil rights movement. Speaking before a racially diverse crowd...

$15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape

May. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox campaign by the...

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

May. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again. A...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...